The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination festival held in March in is one of the most magical events the capital has to offer in the spring. Here is a guide on things to do to fully enjoy the festival.
Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
There are numerous soba noodle restaurants in Kyoto. But this article has filtered down to the five best soba restaurants in the Shijyou Karasuma area. Shijyou Karasuma is only 2 stops away from Kyoto station and has good access to sightseeing spots. This article will review 5 soba noodle restaurants within a 10 minute walk from Shijyou Karasuma station!
Kyoto is home to many Japanese traditions. You'll find many centuries-old temples and shrines, and you'll also find some of the country's best traditional cuisine! Udon noodle dishes should definitely be on the list of things to try when you are in Kyoto. うどん(Udon) is a type of Japanese traditional thick noodle which comes with a soup called 出汁(Dashi) that is made from seafood broth and soy sauce.
Planning a visit to Kinkakuji temple, or the so-called golden pavilion? Check out this article for information about restaurants nearby the temple!
Kyoto is a place full of beautiful temples, shrines and other sightseeing spots, but it can get kind of tiring after a while. Why not visit Starbucks for a short coffee break? There are over 30 Starbucks stores just within Kyoto, and this article will introduce the top 5 stores!
Kyoto is famous for its Uji matcha tea, and there is a lot of cafes and restaurants where you can try matcha food and sweets in Uji, Kyoto. Here's the list of places you can go while you are exploring Uji!
Most of you might have seen Nishiki Market on a guide book - but for those of you who don't have a guide book, this is for you! Nishiki Market is called "Kyoto's kitchen", which obviously tells us that they have really good food. Use this guide to make your Nishiki Market visit unforgettable!