Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

  First order of the day: visit the market.     It is not just any market, but Nishiki Market, Kyoto’s go-to place to acquire the best traditional foods, ingredients and kitchen-related goods. It’s the largest traditional market in the city and the locals refer to it as “Kyoto’s pantry”.         Arriving…

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Hop on board the shinkansen

  Yes, it’s true shinkansen, aka bullet train, is quite an expensive ride, perhaps the same cost as taking a plane, but no doubt it’s a wiser choice than the winged ride. Minus the airport pre-departure requirements, travel time is cut short and you get to enjoy your destination more. Driving can be fun with…

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