Kyoto has a long history, that’s why little strange culture is born sometimes.
Today we wanna introduce you some of them.
When you’ll come to Kyoto, let’s try to find it!!!
No.1 Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern-Kyoto.
It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.
The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
Foxes are thought to be Inari’s messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds.
Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital’s move to Kyoto in 794.
If you like something gate, you should go!!
No.2 Otagi-Nenbutsu temple
Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple is located SAGANO area(near Arashiyama area).
So it’s worth checking out if you’re nearby.
The interesting thing about this temple is that you can find over 1200 stone statues there,
representing disciples of Shaka, the founder of Buddhism.
Each of them has a unique and rather funny expression.
It’s a great opportunity to take hilarious photos!
But according to one estimate, Jizo was made in order to quell the soul.
(You can see the photos of them→https://goo.gl/0SR0gc)
No.3 Gekikara Shotengai in Muko city
This is a shopping street in Muko city located on west of Kyoto.
Muko city is the smallest town in Kyoto,
and the “Gekikara Shotengai” is one of their initiatives started in order to revitalize the area.
“Gekikara” means “too spicy”. Not only “spicy”, it’s “too spicy”.
“Shotengai” means Shopping street.
The participating stores offer drinks and foods that include udon, soba, ramen, curry, bread, sushi, and sweets, all of which are “spicy yet delicious”.
If you like spicy food, this is a must-try.
(You can see the photos of them→https://goo.gl/rpjsAI)
No.4 Kyoto Ichijo Yokai Street
In Japanese folklore, a class of supernatural spirits and monsters is called “yokai.”
It can also be called mononoke or mamono in other terms.
These are often seen in the form of animals as well as humans or as inanimate objects with no specific shape.
Most of these are dangerous but some are thought to bring good luck.
This Ichijo street has been labeled as “Yokai Street”.
There are also some events for visitors to check out such as the Monster Market.
You can find lots of Yokai art works being sold by people around the country.
This is held 5 times a year on an irregular basis.
Yokai Street is an unforgettable place to visit in Kyoto.
(You can see the photos of them→https://goo.gl/WnVqwC)
No.5 Issen Yoshoku(Okonomiyaki Restaurant)
If you’re wondering where to find bizarre things in Kyoto, this would be one of the places.
There are life sized dolls sitting at each table.
Here is not funny dolls shop. They just serve one menu”Okonomi-yaki”(1dish¥680).
If you’re interested,just you should go.
Because it’s easy to go there.
It is located the center of Gion erea. It is quite hard to miss this restaurant.
You can eat delicious food with beautiful mannequins.
Don’t miss it!!!
(You can see the photos of them→https://goo.gl/ZKP23s)
If you wanna see Afro Jizo(top photo of this page), you should go Konkai Komyo-ji Temple.
Maybe you can find Afro one.
We have a private tour in Kyoto.
If you wanna see some of them,Please let us know.
Don’t miss it!!