Restoration of the stone pavement on Hanamikoji-dori Street in the Gion area of Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto has been completed. It had been temporarily paved with asphalt due to a water pipe renewal project. The work was carried out 6 to 7 meters a day during the night when there was little pedestrian traffic, and the elegant landscape has been restored for the first time in two years.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.