Streets in Kyoto City

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Jan 26, 2012 05:18
As you may have known I live in Kyoto. Needles to say, I always walk or ride a bike on the streets in my town.
ご存知でしょうか、私京都在住ですが。 言うまでも無く、住んでる町の道はいつも歩いたり、自転車にのります。

I want to talk a bit about the streets in Kyoto today.
きょうはすこし京都の道について話そうと思います。

Kyoto City has matrix of these streets. Historically, I think the matrix was formed at the Heian Period in 700's.
京都にはこれらの道のマトリクスがあります。歴史的に、700年代の平安時代に形作られているとおもいます。

What I just want to say is that there are many streets closely and tightly lined from east to west and from south to north in Kyoto City.
まあ、言いたいのは、京都では東西南北に沢山の道が所狭しと並んでいることです。

I think it would be obvious that every street is usually very narrow especially the street would be compared to the street in the US or in any other city in the other country.
アメリカやその他の国の街の道と比べるとより明らからだと思いますが、とても狭いと思うのです。

Nono-san, who visited Kyoto from the US last year said to me that the street in Kyoto was very efficient. I told her that the street was very narrow. However she praised its good functionality.
ののさんは去年アメリカから京都にきましたが、京都の道は効率的です(efficient)と僕に言いました。僕は”狭いでしょ”と言ったんですが、逆に良さに触れてきたんです。

How do you feel about the efficiency? Do you thins so? It would be exactly true that there are many cars and pedestrians in almost 24 hours.
効率的ってどうおもいます。そう思いますか。たしかに24時間車や歩行者はいっぱいです。

To tell the truth I don't especially like the street. And I don't hate the street. I just think the street is "narrow".
正直、私は、この道が特別好きでもないし、嫌いでもないです。ただ、やっぱ狭いなと。

What do you think of the street in Kyoto? Thank you.
京都の道ってどう思いますか? どうも
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