We got lost and ended up in front of Blue Bottle Coffee Kyoto. They have just opened last March. Lots of tourists from Korea.
KYOTO NANZENJI YACHIYO.Nanzen-ji Meiji period villa district in Kyoto.
There are many residential districts in Kyoto, but the Nanzen-ji area is especially well-known for its many magnificent stately villas. Nanzen-ji in Higashiyama is conveniently located close to the central stations in Kyoto, such as Keihan Sanjo.
Many villas of politicians and businessmen were constructed in this area during the Meiji period. This area is characterized by its gardens. Many magnificent gardens were built using innovative designs, such as channeling water from Lake Biwa into the gardens, and by utilizing nearby Mount Higashiyama as "borrowed landscape". It is said that during the Meiji period prominent figures from various circles built villas to be used guest house. Even today, there are villas here which are owned by well-known people from the world of finance from all over the world, etc.