Gion Hatanaka ryugin

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Nene-no-Michi Lane


This almost only-pedestrian zone is by far one of Kyoto's most beautiful and full of surprised area. Located in the Southern Higashiyama area, it was named after the wife of one of Japan's most famous warlord, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Statues of Nene and Hideyoshi.

The beauty of this place lays in all the wonderful suprises you may come across when walking down the street. Do not hesitate to explore and follow the stairs and the streets, for you might discover some enchantments and beautiful scenery.

"Follow the stairs" they said...

View of Gion and Kyoto from Kodai-Ji Temple

And what would be this path without its traditional shops, from Soja Sauce small factory to Traditional Liquors shops? Be sure to stop by one of the many artisan food shops present in the streets, and treat yourself with a Matcha Ice cream, ideal in the heat of Kyoto's summer.

Pictures: Marjorie