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Why? Because unless you speak Japanese there will be no way you can be confident of placing a bet. The racebook is all in Japanese, so there's no way of studying form. The race book also features other race meetings so no way of knowing...More
Kyoto Racecourse is easily accessible from the centre of the city. Take the Keihan railway line from Sanjo, Gion-shijo or Kiyomizu-gojo stations to Yodo, a 30 minute journey. At Yodo station there is a covered pedestrian walkway that takes you right into the heart of...More
It's great. Seeing all the desperate gamblers just like back home, the energy, the jockeys, the beautiful horses, what's not to like?
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Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.