Bordered by low rolling hills, Kyoto is a city of contrast– on the one hand, a modern bustling metropolis, but on the other, wise and refined by time and experience.
This is Kyoto.
As we explore Kyoto’s long avenues and narrow side streets, we catch glimpses of the diverse lives people lead here in Kyoto. Near the main train station, the urban monoliths surround you from all sides, and life moves at a pace that makes it hard to catch your breath.
Just a 15 minute walk away though, the high-rises and helipads give way to small buildings, residential homes, and quiet gardens where life moves at a much more relaxed pace.
Kyoto is peppered with grand temples and shrines where throngs of people assemble to revel in their splendor.
But there are also small neighborhood shrines where people can pay their respects in peace and quite.
Kyoto is a city of contrast, but somehow the old and the new, the hustlers and the daydreamers, the big and the small, have all found a way to coexist in harmony.
Dreaming of Kyoto
- A Look Down Kyoto’s Streets
- Exploring Nishiki Market
- Custom Kabocha Curry in Kyoto
- Down by the River
- This is Kyoto
- The Hidden Palace
- A Temple on Main Street
- At the Foot of the Mountain
- Late Night Kim Chee Fried Rice
- Falling Through Time in Gion
- Crunchy Katsu Curry in Kyoto