Higashiyama: Kyoto’s Beautiful “East Mountain” District

Higashiyama, KyotoPicturesque Higashiyama (東山区) is one of the best-preserved historic districts in Kyoto and, as such, makes for a perfect place to experience the traditional feel of the old capital city. Literally meaning “east mountain”, Higashiyama is interposed between the Kamo River and the Higashiyama mountain range, and stretches all the way from Sanjo-dori in the north, to Shichijo-dori in the south. Continue reading “Higashiyama: Kyoto’s Beautiful “East Mountain” District”