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“Itinerary” A walking tour in Japan

“Itinerary” A walking tour in Japan. The area of ​​Shimogamo Temple is in a vast ancient forest area.
This is a place that combines nature, history, and culture.

A park owned by a wealthy former merchant is in this area.
Travelers can also see ancient unspoiled forests, old temples which are world heritage sites, and take a walk on the banks of the Kamo River.

Wherever you go, shades of green that refresh your eyes and natural landscapes around historic buildings will always welcome you.
There is also a retro-style cafe and various pastry dishes that can be enjoyed even if you are traveling solo.

Interested in exploring the other side of this interesting Japan? Just follow our recommended walking tour below.

“Itinerary” A walking tour in Japan

At 9:00: Visit the Shinshindo shop, Kyodai Kitamon-mae

The Shinshindo shop.

Kyodai Kitamon-mae is a famous cafe that opened in 1930.
This cafe is now seen as a representative of cafes in Kyoto.

The original owner had received training in Paris, France. He decided to design the interior of a cafe like a retro coffee shop in Paris.
One of the popular dishes on the menu is the Homemade Curry Bread set menu (830 yen),
which has a nostalgic taste and the spice flavor isn’t too excessive.

The next place to visit is a 15-minute walk from this legendary cafe. “Itinerary” A walking tour in Japan

The Shinshindo shop.

Kyodai Kitamon-mae is located at 88 Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo District,
Kyoto City and is open from 8:00 to 18:00 every day except Tuesday.

At 10:00: Visit the Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa

Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa is the cornerstone of the Mitsui Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Japan.
This place just opened to the public in 2016.

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