Kyoto Tower Observatory

At 131m, Kyoto Tower (京都タワー) is Kyoto’s tallest building. The observatory is at 100m and offers a great view on the city.

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Kyoto walk: Imperial Park / Kamo River / Higashiyama

On my last day in Kyoto, I went on a random walk: I passed through the Imperial Park, walked along the Kamo River and visited the Higashiyama neighbourhood.

Above, Imperial Park.

Above, one of the gates to the imperial palace.

Above, Kamo River.

Above, cherry tree in early bloom.

Above, Yasaka Shrine.

Above, geisha in Higashiyama.

Above, Yasaka Pagoda.

Above, migawari monkey charms.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

On my last day in Kyoto, I went to the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha). It is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto, famous for its thousands of red torii gates along a series of trails that go from the base of Mount Inari to the summit.

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