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Nijo-Jo Castle

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A Must Visit Spot Nijo-jo Castle is a very nice place to visit. It has a huge ground (second largest in central Kyoto next to Kyoto Imperial Garden) and it consists of three major areas. Area 1 is called “Honmaru” (inner citadel), area 2 is “Ninomaru” (outer citadel) and area 3 is a beautiful garden …

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Places to See

Toji Temple

A Hidden Gem near JR Kyoto Station Toji Temple is one of my most favorite temples in Kyoto. It has a lot of things to see inside, it is very old and it has a beautiful 5-story pagoda. And on top of those, it is not as crowded as the other popular spots such as …

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Where to Eat

Tako Nyudo

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Local Favorite Izakaya in Kiyamachi Area One of my most favorite restaurants in Kyoto is “Tako Nyudo” (= Octopus Monster) located in “Kiyamachi” St. Very casual Izakaya type restaurant offering “Obanzai” dishes which are more like traditional home style comfort foods using local and seasonal ingredients. Comfort “Obanzai” Dishes & Octopus Featured Foods Tako Nyudo …