Autumn in Kyoto – Day 2 – part 3 京の秋

After getting off at Sanjo (三条), I decided to walk a block to Shijo Kawaramachi (四条诃原町) to get some food. On my way, I walked through Kiyamachi Dori (木屋町通). Parallel to Kiyamachi Dori runs the old Takasegawa (高瀬川) canal which had glory days of carrying traffic of flatboats to deliver firewood, charcoal, rice, salt and sake as far as Fusimi (伏見). In terms of transportation, it has long became obsolete. The area became the center of Kyoto’s nightlife, and this canal has been turned into an exhibition hall of art works. To rinse your taste buds for the next round of momeji, I have put up a few pictures taken on my way to Shijo.

從曼殊院至圓光寺下來,坐公共汽車到市中心三条通,再從三条沿高瀬川走到四条通。這裡餐廳林立,不難解决晚餐。現在的高瀬川看起來像是一條整理得很好的”明渠”,其實舊日的高瀬川可是頂頂有名的貨物集散地,平底船載來柴、炭、米和盐等民生物品。由於商賈雲集,附近車水馬龍,燈紅酒綠。今天高瀬川附近仍是京都餐飲和夜生话的中心,高瀬川卻早已被改变為雕刻美術品的展覧塲地了。從三条走到四条的一段路是挺享受的,途中在一小公園檢了幾片紅楓葉和金黃的銀杏葉,帶回家放在相簿中作紀念。

A confection store.

caption=A traditional Japanese confection store. 京菓子店。

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A restaurant.がんこ餐廳。

A cafe alongside the Takagegawa canal

A cafe alongside the Takasegawa canal. 高瀬川旁的咖啡廳。

Welcome to the Takasegawa Exhibition Hall.

Welcome to the Takasegawa Exhibition Hall. Note the running water. 高澦川被变成美術雕刻展覽場地, 黑色的河床流着淺淺的溪水。

The Taro House, a restaurant

The Taro House, a restaurant. 寅屋餐廳

An lit alley leading to the entrance to a restaurant

An lit alley leading to the entrance to a restaurant.    長長的窄巷盡願就是一家茶室。

In front of a restaurant, I love the colors and lighting.

In front of a restaurant, I love the colors and lighting. 既傳統又現代的餐廳門口。

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More to come. Oh, you may wonder where I was eating. I wanted some sushi, but I didn’t want to spent the time eating alone in a restaurant, so I went to Takashimaya Department Store (高島屋) for their high quality take-home sushi. Check it out.

我想吃寿司,只是獨嚼無味,所以跑去四条高島屋地下食街買了合寿司。他們的寿司由一海鮮店現做現賣,品質相當好,我覺得比波士頓絕大部份的寿司店還要好。

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おいしい !!     好味道!         Yum !!

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