Prepare for the Upcoming ‘Gintama’ Live Action by Joining This Event in Kyoto!

Calling all Gintama (銀魂) fans, are you up for some adventure? Then get ready as the most anticipated Gintama live action film is currently collaborating with the City of Kyoto (京都) in commemoration of its premiere on the 14th of July 2017! Gintama’s anime and live action adaptation is uniting for an event which will…

A New Traditional Japanese Starbucks is Opening in Kyoto

If there are special edition Japanese Starbucks menu items, there’s bound to be a special Starbucks store design that is traditionally Japanese as well right? Well, the plans are well on their way and a traditional Japanese Starbucks, Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Tea House (京都二寧坂ヤサカ茶屋), will be opening on June 30, 2017. A Traditional-Style Starbucks Comes…

Enjoy the Beauty of Hydrangeas at This Temple in Kyoto With Some Matcha Desserts

With the rainy season in Japan comes the season of hydrangeas. Among the many places to see these beautiful flowers, Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺) in Uji (宇治), Kyoto (京都) is extremely famous. Let’s check it out! Hydrangeas in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ The types of hydrangeas that bloom in Japan during the rainy season are limited to this…

Experience Japanese Green Tea Flavors at This Matcha-Themed Buffet in Kyoto

Many foreigners would like the opportunity to try Japanese green tea and matcha (抹茶) when they visit Japan. As a nationally popular ingredient and a large part of Japanese food culture, matcha and green tea have been loved since the 8th century. Did you know there is an event in Kyoto where you can try…

This Unique Cafe in Kyoto Offers Delicious Food That Looks Like Raw Minerals

Kyoto (京都) is, no doubt, a magnet for tourists who are seeking high-quality unique dishes. There are so many hidden gems in the city which makes it hard to decide and choose the best. One of its treasures is Usagi no Nedoko (ウサギノネドコ), a cutely named establishment whose mission is to communicate the beauty of…

4 Important Kyoto Travel Passes you Need to Know About Before You Travel

There are so many areas which are really worth the visit in Japan and there are so many different things to do. Out of all of Japan’s destinations and attractions, Kyoto (京都) is one of the best cities to visit. The best way to explore Kyoto to get to major spots in one day is…

Experience a Combination of Art and Comfort at This Unique Hostel in Kyoto!

KYOTO ART HOSTEL kumagusuku (京都アートホステルクマグスク) is an accommodation type art space in Kyoto (京都) and is the perfect place to stay for anyone who is interested in modern art or wants to have a unique staying experience. A wonderful aspect of this hostel is that you can spend as much time as you want to…

Not in the Mood for a Chat? Try This New “Silent Taxi” Service in Kyoto!

Ever been in such a bad mood that participating in small talk is the last thing you wanted to do? Sometimes we just want to get to our next destination without being disturbed. If this sounds like you, rest assured that you won’t be bothered if you use the “Silence Taxi (サイレンス車両)” service by Miyako…

3 Picturesque Places in Arashiyama, Kyoto That You Should Not Miss

Upon hearing the word “Kyoto (京都),” many people think of temples and shrines as the best sightseeing spots, but that’s not entirely true. There are many other places in this historic area, particularly in Arashiyama (嵐山), that you need to see and visit. Here are three of them! 1. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove jp.fotolia.com/ The Arashiyama…