Enjoy 140 Years of Historical Beauty and Succulent French Cuisine by the Riverside in Kyoto!

Funatsuru’s history stretches back into the 1800’s where its journey of specializing in fresh seafood all began. The name originates from ‘funa’ (a type of freshwater fish) and part of the founder’s name, Tsuruzaburo Tanaka. Funatsuru then expanded into a large Japanese inn and restaurant in 1922 which greatly influenced the restaurant culture of Kyoto,…

Kinkaku-ji: See Why the Sparkling Gold Delight of Kyoto is a Must-Visit!

There are innumerable tourist destinations to visit in Kyoto – if you’re only there for a few days it’s almost impossible to whittle the list down to an achievable total. However, one thing that should be included on everybody’s list is Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. This beautiful structure is one of the most stunning things…

Experience a Traditional Kyoto Location Away From the Crowd at Okochi Sanso

Denjiro Okochi (1898–1962) was a Japanese period film actor famous for his samurai movies and his war movies that were released during World War Two. On IMDb, he has 131 credits listed and was one of the most famous actors of the era. In Arashiyama (Storm Mountain, Kyoto) you can visit the house where he…

Experience the Life of a Buddhist Monk for a Few Days at Fumonken in Kyoto!

Beautiful Kyoto is a place filled with many quiet temples and shrines, and among these temples, there are some of which you can stay for a couple of days, known as shukubo. One of the temples in Kyoto where you can stay overnight is Fumonken, which provides the opportunity to experience living as a Buddhist…
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