Yasaka shrine by night (Yasaka-jinja,八坂神社)

I stumbled upon this shrine while walking in Gion, the famous district where one can observe Geishas in Kyoto. I was definitely impressed by the atmosphere created by all the lanterns. I really recommend to visit if you happen to be around, especially in the evening.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Gionmachi Kitagawa
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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