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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,…

Take A Look At Some Of Japan’s Best Kept Secrets!

There are a few places in every country which although, sound very interesting, they do not get an influx of tourists but instead, are visited by adventure-seekers or deep travelers. When many people hear Japan, major cities like Tokyo or Kyoto typically spring to mind. Japan has a lot of lesser-known and unfamiliar places that…

Spend a Peaceful Time by Gorgeous Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Kyoto is a major stop on the typical tour most take on in Japan. The city is rich in beauty, contradictions and traditions, and also has its origins based on religious and a diverse array of arts. The current population is about 1.5 million. But every season, Kyoto embraces foreigners all over the world, whether…

The Hills are on Fire! Kyoto’s Daimonji Festival

There are lots of summer festivals and events all around Japan, and in Kyoto especially with Kyo no Tanabata, the fireworks in nearby Otsu city and, of course, the Bon Odori just like in the rest of Japan. There is one festival however, that is unique to Kyoto and happens every August, and it’s known…