Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

2018.10.19
How to Spend a Weekend in Kyoto: An Efficient Two-Day Itinerary
With its deep, rich history and thousands of temples and shrines, a visit to Kyoto is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. I've had the pleasure of
2018.10.09
Discover Saihoji: The Ancient Moss Temple of Kyoto
It is said that Kyoto is home to thousands of  temples and shrines. You've probably already heard of the most famous ones: Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavil
2017.03.05
The Keage Incline in Kyoto: a Great Cherry Blossom Photo Spot along Train Tracks
Each year during the cherry blossom season, the Keage Incline shows us a breathtaking scenery, with beautiful rows of cherry blossom trees on both sid
2017.03.04
The Secret Place to See Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms in Kameoka, Kyoto.
Are in need for a different place in the Kyoto area to see gorgeous cherry blossoms? Kameoka city, located 8 minutes by train from Arashiyama in Kyoto
玄関のちまき
2016.10.01
You’ll often see a chimaki at the front door of private houses in Kyoto. This is actually considered an amulet.
because of the bamboo leaves. Chimaki is also an amulet displayed at the entrance of houses and looks like a bundle of straw. I’ll introduce the chima
Dendoin at Hongan-ji Temple
2016.08.20
The Dendoin at Hongan-ji Temple is original Japanese architecture.
The Dendoin building was built in 1912 as an office building for the health insurance company of Shingonshu. It has been used as the Dendoin at Hongan
Karamon gate
2016.08.18
See Japanese Baroque Art at Nishi Hongan-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Nishi Hongan-ji (official name: Hongan-ji) is the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji School. One of Shinran’s (the temple’s founder) daughters b
A Fish shop at the market
2016.08.05
The Nishiki Market, a shopping street in Kyoto with 130 different shops!
The Nishiki Market is a historical shopping market that has thrived since the Heian period (794 to 1184). It has been called “The kitchen of Kyoto”, a
Weddings and Nodategasa
2016.07.06
Japanese umbrella scenery in Japan
During the rainy season, you’ll pass by people with umbrellas walking along the street. In Japan, we have Western umbrellas imported from England an
Milling matcha
2016.01.12
Want to experience intense tea culture in Kyoto? Let’s mill matcha with a stone mill!
A rare experience, milling matcha yourself Do you know what matcha is? It’s newly harvested tealeaves, processed with stone mills. Nowadays its pac
torii gate
2016.01.10
Ujigami Shrine is the oldest Shinto architectural structure in Japan that enshrines rabbits!
The oldest Shinto architectural structure Byodoin is a famous place drawn on the 10-yen coin. Ujigami shrine is located near Byodoin, and is only a
平等院
2016.01.08
The image of Byodoin is on the 10-yen Japanese coin. It’s the land of perfect bliss that noble men dreamt about 1,000 years ago.
A shrine connected with FUJIWARA, a noble man from the Heian period Byodoin is a famous architectural structure from the Heian period (704~1192). I
The Footbath at Arashiyama station
2015.11.23
At Kyoto's Arashiyama Station, you Can Take a Hot Spring Footbath on the Train Platform
# Take a footbath while watching trains pass by! If you visit Kyoto to see the temples and shrines, chances are you'll get tired from walking all da
南禅寺水路閣
2015.11.17
“Suirokaku”, the Aqueduct in Nanzen-ji Temple
# A peculiar sight in Kyoto The bridge reminds us of Roman structures, but was designed by a Japanese, Sakuro Tanabe in the 1890s. Tanabe was only 2
Visitors looking at the Hojo garden.
2015.11.08
The most noble temple in Japan “Nanzen-ji Temple”, has more to offer than just gardens!
“Nanzen-ji Sanmon” is one of the three largest gates in Japan, at a height of 22 meters! Once you step inside the Nanzen-ji precinct, the large san