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Kyoto, Japan / Michelle Wiese

From June to September, Kibune's restaurants build covered platforms out over the river where visitors can enjoy a meal as the water flows beneath them. Known as kawadoko, dining on the platforms is a relaxing experience and an excellent way to escape the summer heat. Photograph by Michelle Wiese

KANSAI-KYOTO: Kibune: A town near Kyoto that has restaurants that let you dine above the stream, a relatively famous temple, and is hiking distance from an onsen on the other side of the mountain. I think spending the night at the onsen, then hiking here to spend the day, then hiking back to the onsen to spend another night, would be a delightful experience. :)

These Japanese chefs work at some of the most exciting restaurants in the country – including two listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – but where do they go to eat and drink when they’re off duty? They take us to their favourite local counter restaurants and noodle bars in Tokyo and Kyoto

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Walk down Shimbashi in Gion - This street has been called the most beautiful in Asia and it’s not hard to see why. We visited at different times in the day to appreciate it to the max but the best time to visit is early evening. Apparently during Cherry Blossom season the street becomes beautiful beyond words. Describing it in Autumn is hard enough. The far side of the canal is lined with expensive restaurants, ryokans and hostess clubs all with huge windows overlooking the canal and…

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