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Kyomizu Dera – Kyōto

Located up mount Otowain above Kyoto’s Higashiyama Ward, Kyomizu Dera is one of the most impressive structures of ancient Japan (and holds one of the best views in Kyoto!).

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Okochi Sanso – Kyoto

Located a 15 minute walk from Tenryūji Temple, on the slopes of Mount Ogura, at the end of the famous Arashiyama Tenryū-ji Bamboo Forest , is hidden this most beautiful place; Okochi Sanso. The former home and garden of the actor Denjirō Ōkōchi (1898–1962) the villa became public after his death in 1962. After all Kyoto’s palaces and temples, one could really feel the personal love that Okochi Sanso put into his own home.

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Higashiyama District– Kyoto

Kyoto’s Higashiyama district is a happening area with souvenir stores, cafes, restaurants galleries and much much more.

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Masterpiece – Kyoto

Master-Piece is another of the great design stores that one should visit while in Kyoto. MasterPiece specializes in waterproof bags; thoroughly designed with all the correct compartments, straps and details.