There was something special about alleys in Pontocho district, Kyoto. I walked for hours in these alleys, looking for some opportunities to get some images. This, to me, was one of the special treat that I was able to do. There were people walking in these alleys, people who lived there, tourists like me, people who just used them to get to where they wanted to go, or just someone who also looked for some esoteric foods in some restaurants in these alleys. Yes, there are restaurants that were buried inside a dead-end, narrow, 2 person width, that I’m sure would be a delight to try. However, be certain that they’re expensive and could go well up to hundreds of dollars per person, depending on what you’d want to eat.
Like I said, if you visit Kyoto, make sure to spare at least one day to go and explore these alleys near the Pontocho district, you won’t be disappointed. Oh, by the way, I was able to take those Geisha images by chance while strolling thru one of the alleys, and make no mistake, these were genuine Geisha’s, and not those who dressed up just for pictures.