<Bamboo Alley (Take no Komichi)>
Located in Arashiyama area, the Bamboo Alley is popular among tourists for its beautiful scenery. Japanese people love bamboo, why? – because bamboo spreads its roots wide and hold the ground strongly, so people would like to live nearby bamboo forest in Japan, which is a land of earthquakes. At the same time, bamboo can be a great material for handicrafts, such as baskets, chopsticks, skewers, and so on. This Bamboo alley has been protected to keep its old traditional beauty of Japan.
<Golden Temple (Kinkaku Ji)>
This shiny golden temple can be the most famous building in Japan. It was buit by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, who was the ruler of Muromachi period (1336-1573) in order to establish and show his power.
Nishiki Market is located in the central part of Kyoto city. This place is popular for local foods. Like many other markets, you can taste and purchase tons of unique foods in this area. This type of market along the narrow street is typical Japanese style of food market. It is always packed by tourists and local people, and most of salespeople are able to communicate in English so this is the must visit place for foreign travelers.
<Pont Street (Ponto Cho)>
Ponto Cho was started as a street of tea rooms and hotels, and then it became a Geisha place. It is regulated by law and you won’t see so many Geisha in this area, but this place is still popular for great restaurants and beautiful scenery of Kamogawa River.