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Hello, we are KYOTO EXCHANGE. We are waiting for you with lots of delicious and fun information about Kyoto. We know travelers who visit Japan for the first time are full of anxiety and anticipation. As we are not just a store for money exchange, feel free to ask us anything like budget hotels, how to ride the subway, and hospitals.
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Before feeling the flavor of Kyoto on an alley in Pontocho
Pontocho is an area where Japanese restaurants line on narrow back alleys along the Kamogawa river. Those alleys have been there since the Edo period. Pontocho shows a nostalgic scene of Kyoto with a row of wooden buildings. In summer, many restaurants along the river set up terraces for enjoying breeze, so you can eat there in the breeze. Before eating in Pontocho, get gourmet information at KYOTO EXCHANGE.
Before shopping for the newest goods of Kyoto in Shijokawaramachi
Shijokawaramachi is a place for shoppers. Department stores and brand stores…, it’s fun to shop around on the busiest shopping street in Kyoto. You can find tons of goods you want at beautiful tableware stores, Kyoto-style confectionary stores, and so on in Shijokawaramachi. Got Japanese yen for shopping? If not, visit a discount exchanger KYOTO EXCHANGE.
Before breathing in the fresh air at the Yasaka Shrine
The Yasaka Shrine is famous for maikos’ visits (maikos: apprentice geishas). The shrine is dedicated to gods in the Japanese myths and ranked second after the Fushimiinaritaisha Shrine in the ranking of popular shrines. The Yasaka Shrine is next to Maruyama Park with drooping cherry trees, so you can also enjoy the Japanese garden. Leave your luggage with KYOTO EXCHANGE and visit the old shrine empty-handed.
Before seeing cute maikos in Gion
You may see a maiko while walking in the old town of Gion. Maikos are apprentice geishas and most of them are teenage girls. Though it’s hard to tell real maikos from others because some tourists cosplay maikos, real maikos do not use wigs. So, those are their own hair. Get information on maiko appearance at KYOTO EXCHANGE over a cup of coffee.