Yasaka shrine, sakura and o-hanami (Yasaka-jinja 八坂神社)

Located next to the Gion district (Gion at night;Geisha;Gion in daytime) the Yasaka shrine is very lively in sakura season, filled with vendors of Japanese street food. There, you find people eating, drinking and having lots of fun under the Sakura trees (Cherry blossoms). If you are lucky, you might even see a Geisha entertaining her customers.

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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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