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Turn right out of the Westin, and cross the street, turn right again and you will see the Tunnel. Known for its twisted brick pattern, walk through on your way to gardens and temples. There were gobs of school kids walking on the train tracks...More
Nejirimampo (Keage Tunnel) should be the railway remains well known for the sakura trees. The railway incline would be crowded with visitors during sakura blossoming period. Nonetheless during our visit there by early April this year, not much people there because of not much sakura...More
Date of experience: April 2018
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.