Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Experience the Japanese Movie and Anime fantasy world!

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村), also known as Kyoto movie land, is a must visit spot for every Japanese movie and anime fans. The studio which has been operating from 1975, is currently the biggest studio in Japan (approximately 36,000 square meters!) and the only studio which also operates as a theme park. flickr.com/ The…

A very special forest tea house in Kyoto

Kyoto is full of hidden gems for those who are willing to stray off the beaten path. One such place is accessible only by mountain paths, although only a 20-minute walk from tourist hotspot, Ginkakuji. Most tourists never chance on this magical spot during their stay and it has been reserved for those in the…

Have you had an amazing day in Kyoto?

Kyoto is a wonderful city that you must definitely go to. However, there are way too many things to admire so that you should spend more than one day. Nevertheless, if you are able to go there for a day only, this article is perfect for you!!! What is better than starting your day with…

5 Super Delicious Kyoto Ramen Shops You’ll Definitely Want to Eat At

If you were asked about Kyoto’s cuisine culture, most of what would come to your mind would be things like the foods (e.g. kaiseki) and sweets (e.g., wagashi) of traditional Japan. However, there’s a lot of delicious ramen in Kyoto, capital of the west, and among the ramen here it’s the rich type that’s popular.…

Enjoy hand-rolled sushi in the Muromachi area of Kyoto

The Muromachi area of Kyoto – a place lined with time-honored draper’s shops. Located in this area is a Kyomachiya, more than 80 years old, that serves beautiful rolled sushi resembling woven fabrics. http://co-trip.jp/ The specialty menu of this restaurant is the “Teori-zushi”. In addition to a plate full of colourful ingredients and spices that…

5 Spots to Enjoy Kyoto Specialty Vegetables

The term Kyoto vegetables refers to two different kinds of vegetables. One kind is vegetables that were traditionally eaten, and the other kind is vegetables that are strongly associated with Kyoto that began to be distributed from around 1989. Kyoto has wide variations in climate depending on the season, so the Kyoto vegetables that grow…

Beautiful scenery of a lit-up Kifune Shrine only available when covered in snow

http://www.imamiya.jp/ The Kifune Shrine in Kyoto will hold an event where the shrine will be lit up beautifully only on days when the area is covered in snow. As it will only be lit up on snowy days, this scenery will not necessarily be available every day. However, its astounding beauty is still well worth…

Great Sweets 8 Gifts to Get in Kyoto

Travelers flock to Kyoto not only for its temples and shrines, but also for its distinctive food culture, such as matcha tea and Japanese sweets. We picked out a few gifts that you should absolutely seek out while in Kyoto. Spread delicious happiness among the special people in your life. Nama yatsuhashi http://www.cybergarden.net/ This is…
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