Shiho-san is International Sales Director for the Granvia Kyoto, the first hotel in Japan to offer traditional Japanese wedding packages to same-gender couples.
It’s not easy to find, but once you do you’re rewarded by delicious Kyoto cuisine in a truly authentic setting in old-world Gion.
An old machiya, this is a restaurant townhouse on a traditional street in Gion. Upstairs, there’s a speakeasy type bar that serves meticulously poured drinks for those in the know.
Fushimi Inari Shrine
One of the most important Shinto shrines, with beautiful, bright red pillars flanking a long stairwell to the top. To get the best pictures, keep walking up as most tourists will only venture so far.