Kyoto has the best alleys.
That's where I discovered Books & Things.
Across town is Ukishima Garden, a vegan restaurant with Junzo Sakakura chairs!
I had ramen and these vegetables, served on a great ceramic plate.
Toji Temple Flea Market
The first thing I bought was a woodblock print of the Hiroshima Peace Bridge (1952), designed by Isamu Noguchi.
There are actually two Noguchi bridges leading to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Speaking of parks, check out this slide in Kyoto.