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(Representative image) I spotted a pair of geisha from the bus (Representative image) This is probably what a geisha dance performance would look like I did buy oyster balls from this gentleman but don't remember tasting them My second human powered rickshaw ride- this time in Kyoto The rickshaw stopped right next to this traditional Japanese garden My rickshaw puller guide points to something down the street As my guide points to something, I was admiring the colour co-ordination all around That's the Yasaka Pagoda my rickshaw guide was pointing to down that alley My rickshaw puller guide winds up the tour with this selfie Another view of the pleasant sakura lined path in the Shirakawa district of Gion My rickshaw puller guide told me I was not allowed to get off the rickshaw I had to do it all in selfie mode- my rickshaw puller was not allowed to take pictures of me either Pleasant ride down a sakura (cherry blossom) line path along a canal in the Shirakawa area of Gion This tiny lane in Gion has featured in many films and tv serials Most people only seemed to be milling about at the entrance A glass of Chandon rose wine was refreshing Maruyama park was closed for refurbishment but I managed to get plenty of reflections And yet another of my abortive selfies in Maruyama Although Maruyama park was closed, I loved taking pics of the reflections there This nice gentleman was soliciting for customers- I later ate there A more distant look at the Westernized traditional Japanese eatery in Pontocho alley Peek a boo inside one of the more modern cafes on Pontocho For my main course I went for the Pontoyaki My first dish there was four types of cheese with crackers Enjoying my cheese and crackers in a semi- traditional cafe on Pontocho alley There is my Pontoyaki- kind of a veg patty with veg slices My Pontoyaki halfway through my demolishing it An increasing number of establishments offer English menus Another of the slightly Westernized Japanese cafes on Pontocho Menu with English writing outside one of the Westerternized Japanese cafes on Pontocho
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