Japan’s Nakasendo Walk. Photography by Kevin Kelly. The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo - it was once a major foot highway. I want to back pack Tokyo to Kyoto make it happen!
Gion, Kyoto Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located in the city center around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. This is where you're likely to see a real life Geisha heading to work.
A spectacular Shinto Shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate who died in The richly decorated gate is called "higurashi-no-mon," meaning that one could look at it until sundown