TOKYO: go to Kaikaya By The Sea for fresh seafood in an East meets West fusion style in Shibuya.

TOKYO: go to Kaikaya By The Sea for fresh seafood in an East meets West fusion style in Shibuya.

KYOTO: a guide to temples in Kyoto.  I think the two most famous ones that you'll probably want to see are Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera, although Eikando is absolutely famous for it's autumn leaves and nighttime illumination in the fall. :)

Guide to Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Temples including all the popular temples in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture. Most temples in Japan are Buddhist Temples.

KYOTO: Nishiki Market.  AKA Kyoto's kitchen.  Restaurant stands, food vendors, specialty items, etc.  So very cool.

Restaurant stands, food vendors, specialty items, etc.

Dozeu Nabe

Dozeu Nabe

Get your nabes and grilled things on at ツキトカゲ本店 (Tsukitokage Honten)...

Get your nabes and grilled things on at ツキトカゲ本店 (Tsukitokage Honten).

KYOTO: try some incredible handmade soba noodles, like this ume soba (sour plum), at Owariya.  Pick up some unique buckwheat confections at the same time.

KYOTO: try some incredible handmade soba noodles, like this ume soba (sour plum), at Owariya. Pick up some unique buckwheat confections at the same time.

An app for your phone/tablet called "VoiceTra 4U" by U-STAR -- helps with on the spot travel translations.

An app for your phone/tablet called "VoiceTra by U-STAR -- helps with on the spot travel translations.

Manners, manners, manners... ;)

To Do or NOT- To- Do in Japan- Kyoto Releases "Akimahen" Etiquette Manual for Tourists Featuring Emoji - CityLab

Kyoto: get an incredible green tea parfait at the venerable Tsujiri while picking up some tea to take home!  (Never Trust a Scrawny Foodie: Tokyo/Kyoto - Tsujiri 茶寮 都路里 - Green Tea Desserts)

Kyoto: get an incredible green tea parfait at the venerable Tsujiri while picking up some tea to take home! (Never Trust a Scrawny Foodie: Tokyo/Kyoto - Tsujiri 茶寮 都路里 - Green Tea Desserts)

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