Chasing mystery in Kyoto
Photos of famous (and lesser-known) sites from a city that was Japan's imperial, cultural and religious capital for more than a millennium.
Nighttime on 先斗町 (Ponto-Cho), a pedestrian alley lined with cafes, bars and Old World Japanese tea houses. Photo: Spud Hilton / The Chronicle
円山公園 (Maruyama Park)
Chefs at Hiranoya Hoten restaurant in Kyoto have been making the signature ebi imo and bodara (shrimp potatoes and dried cod), or just "imob...
清水寺 (Kiyomizu-dera Temple)
The Hondo (main hall) and stage at Kiyomizu-dera were built in the 17th century without a single nail. Photo: Spud Hilton, The Chronicle
An okonomiyaki dish called issen yoshoku is the only dish on the menu at Issen Yoshoku restaurant. Photo: Spud Hilton, The Chronicle