Slice #1 are Kyoto's streets, which I love to bits. I'd pick walking around aimlessly in Kyoto over any other city hands down, New York included.
Gion, showing the door to Kyokinana, which you absolutely must visit for their soybean "ice cream"
Kamo River, I pretty much have a shot like this for every city I've been to (except Chengdu incidentally, it's hard to make those rivers look pleasant)
The best located restaurants