THE ANCIENT HEART OF JAPAN
Kyoto is almost surreal: Ancient temples shrouded in greenery still lie at the end of winding mountain paths; Geiko (the Kyoto term for geisha) still eloquently shuffle along lantern-lit alleyways at night; Elegant bars and restaurants still sit behind secret doors, tucked away in narrow backstreets.
But Kyoto is not stuck in the past. Today, the city is also home to a wave of young creatives, who - while always mindful and respectful of its traditions - are injecting a new life and energy into the city...
F1FTY City Guide // Kyoto
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