I just love Kyoto. It's more of a walking city than Tokyo or Osaka, with its charmingly narrow avenues dotted by literally thousands of temples. With picturesque parks right in the throes of hanami sitting alongside busy shopping districts, Kyoto really feels like a classical city with just a touch of the modern. The place is neatly bisected by the Kamo River, where folks go to hang out at sunset when the weather is good, and surrounded by picturesque mountains. Go to Kyoto, is what I'm saying.