first day in Kyoto was amazing because I went to so many places in just a few hours. basically the famous few hang out places are pretty cramped up in the middle of Kyoto and they are either of walking distance or just a bus ride away.

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above’s Shijo. there are like rows of shops and I can say.. it’s awesome. I loved it there. and at the end of the street there’s my favourite Sabazushi shop as well. there are loads of shopping and also.. OPA!!! though the name is weird but there are plenty of pretty shops in there!!!

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have always seen pictures of this shop. not like it can represent Gion but taking pictures of this shop can be quite  stressful because the waiters will pressure you to eat there hahaha.

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and not far from Gion’s the Kamogawa river!

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the famous Opera house! where all the traditional shows are!

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an Okashi shop. okashi means biscuits and sweets! basically food that aren’t considered a meal!

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at Kamogawa river!

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the opera house!

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Shijo

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more Okashi shops. really love Japan U_U. everything’s so neat and tidy there. and so pretty!

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and at Hanamikoji. also walking distance from Shijo. apparently this is one of the Geisha spotting sites.

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and there are a lot of Kyoto-feel shops here but their price is pretty “nice” as well T_T.

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the inner valleys~

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Hanamikoji’s main street!

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Hanamikoji’s mainstreet again!

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Kyoto station’s illuminating steps! it was breath taking. very.. romantic actually.

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I went at the right day it seems. the next time I went to Kyoto station the Chrismas tree was taken down.

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Chasen’s desserts! it definitely isn’t cheap there but so good. located at the ramen floor (take the escalator up through the illuminating steps) with the widest range of ramen shops. 11th floor if I’m not wrong.

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but after your ramen, remember to come here for your Matcha dessert! I am a big matcha fan so…

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the biscuit was a little out of the place but the super soft mochi called the warabi mochi was phenomenal. the green tea ice cream too. so rich. I want more T_T.

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all worn our but absolutely enjoyed the dessert!

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the Kyoto Tower view. there’s a Salvatore Coumo restaurant here so make sure to check it out! it’s my favourite Japan based Italian restaurant back in Seoul!

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I thought I was in a fairy tale.

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teeeheee.

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you can basically walk through this really romantic bridge over-looking the Kyoto tower and you’ll end up on this side of the station.

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and my really sweet Japanese friend gave me SK-II as a christmas present. U_U. 좀 부단스럽지만 좋아해요! I kept saying it is too expensive as a gift and he said it isn’t pfft. anyway I am really thankful!

5 thoughts on “[Kyoto] Shijo, Gion & Kyoto Station

  1. ouma says:

    you’re so lucky

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  2. Nina Sakinah says:

    omg! the Hanamikoji’s main street is so so so so so clean! licin licau jalan dia 😀

    and the ice cream is tempting. I wish I could set my foot in Japan one day. thank you for updating about Japan. please keep writing. I really love to read your blog 😀

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    Ngawww thanks!!! You will! ^^

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  3. Fiona says:

    Hola jamie!! I had a friend of mine who has been to japan for graduate studies… she told me stories of it but not that much on people.. I wanted to know something from different people’s perspective, how do you find people in japan (socially and physically)?? I guess, you can say much:D 😀

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  4. Jamie Liew says:

    @ouma believe me I am only half as lucky. =D. not very.

    @Nina it is! the ice cream is amazing. =). I will!

    @Fiona I believe that most Japanese people are really nice and they are ridiculously considerate about the other persons feeling. but they hide their feelings and thoughts a little too much. great country with really great people anyways.

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