Kyoto

Culture

The History of Geisha: What are Geisha and where are they today

The distinct white makeup, elegant kimonos, and elaborate hairstyles- Geisha are artisans and purveyors of traditional Japanese culture. But what is Geisha and where are they today? In this article, we’ll talk about the origins of geishas and where to find them today.
Places to visit in Kyoto

A Complete Guide to Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is one of the highlights of Kyoto and over ten million Japanese and foreign tourists visit this shrine every year. In this article, we introduce everything you need to know about Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Places to visit in Kyoto

The Five Best Zen & Rock Gardens in Kyoto

Kyoto is home to some of the world's most beautiful zen and rock gardens. In this article we'll explain the concept of the zen and rock gardens and give our recommendations for the most beautiful gardens to visit in Kyoto!
Kobe

Kobe Day Trip Guide – Things to Do and Places to Visit in Kobe!

Kobe is an often underestimated city in the Kansai area. Because of its rich and international history, the city has a unique atmosphere and many special things to see and do. In this article we will tell you why you should visit Kobe and what you should see and do!

Accommodation

The Best 15 Boutique Hotels in Kyoto

Small hotels but could get the fancy feelings, boutique hotels are popular to stay in the beautiful city, Kyoto, Japan. Here are 15 boutique hotels we would like to recommend!
Places to visit in Kyoto

Wander in Kyoto: The Best Shrines and Temples to Visit

Kyoto is home to many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. In this blog we will tell you about the ones that you should definitely visit!
Food & Drinks in Kyoto

Things to Do in Kyoto at Night – Local Nightlife Spots

Do you know what you can do at night in Kyoto? In this article, we suggest some local night spots. Let's keep exploring this beautiful town until the middle of the night!
Food & Drinks in Kyoto

The Best 15 Craft Beer Shops in Kyoto

Do you like craft beers? Kyoto is known as a traditional area but it actually has great craft beer breweries and bars! In this article, we will introduce the best craft beers place in Kyoto! Enjoy their local beers!
Places to visit in Kyoto

How to Get to Miho Museum from Kyoto

Miho Museum is a beautiful museum designed by the famous architect I.M.Pei. It's located in Shiga prefecture which is easily accessible from Kyoto. Here we explain how to get there from Kyoto!
Food & Drinks in Kyoto

10 Best Restaurants in Pontocho Alley Kyoto

Pontocho Alley is the unique and traditional area where locals would go eat and drink. It is also known for a home to Geisha. In this article we will introduce 10 best restaurants you can get local experience in Pontocho!
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