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    Torinoki Coffee

    The Chinese character “集”(Atsumaru, to come together) is a combination of the characters “鳥”(bird) and “木”(Tree), and expresses a scene where many birds gather on one tree. this cafe was named.…

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    Murasakino Wakuden Chakaseki

    2014.4.25 update
    Kyoto’s long-established ryotei* Murasakino Wakuden, the Sakaimachi location.
    On the first floor is a gift shop where you can purchase sweets or savory dishes to go. At the back is the ryotei.….

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    Honke Tagoto

    2014.3.4 update
    Honke Tagoto, opened in 1868, is a pillar of the Kyoto community, with an over one hundred and forty year history. There are two locations in Kyoto, which offer soba (buckwheat noodles) as well as rice bowls and other dishes. Even though it is a long-standing..…


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    Toji Mochi

    2014.5.18 update
    Near Toji Temple is the Japanese confectionery Toji Mochi. As you can tell from the name of the store, their main product is none other than Toji Mochi. The mochi are simple, made of smooth koshian wrapped in soft gyuhi, but their humble flavor remains…

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    Honke Nishio Yatsuhashi

    2013.10.13 update
    When visiting Kyoto, most people pick up some yatsuhashi as a souvenir. Yatsuhashi are Kyoto’s quintessential sweet. Similar to a hard cookie, they are made of rice flour and sugar and baked in an oven. You can also get so-called nama, or “raw”, yatsuhashi, which are steamed…

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    Fruit&Cafe Hosokawa

    2013.9.22 update
    Fruit & Café Hosokawa, est. in 1948, is a fruit shop about ten minutes’ walk north of Shimogamo Shrine. Inside, there is a café connected to the shop, where you can dine on parfaits, sandwiches, and juices chock full of fresh, ripe fruits. Our particular favorite is the fruit sandwich filled liberally with seasonal produce.


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    Gion Guest House IKKUU

    2014.2.27 update
    Gion Guest House Ikkuu opened in September 2012. Located in one of Kyoto’s gokagai (lit. “five flower streets”, Kyoto’s five historic courtesan districts, also called hanamachi) Miyagawa-cho, you can get a real taste of the flavor of Kyoto. You can also often…

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    Guest House Hitsuji-an

    2013.12.19 update
    Hitsuji-an is a guesthouse which has just been opened in November 13. The owner of the guesthouse has travelled to 36 countries as a backpacker, and decided he wanted to make the same kind of space as the guesthouse…

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    Guesthouse Yululu

    2013.11.21 update
    Guesthouse Yululu is a guesthouse that just opened this August, and already it’s worthy of special attention. Only a few minutes’ walk from Karasuma Oike on the subway line In this area, close to City Hall, you’ll find yourself….

Shight Seeing

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    Shimogoryo-jinja shrine

    2014.6.4 update
    Shimogoryo-jinja is a small shrine located near the southeast corner of Kyoto Gyoen. It was built during the Heian period, along with Kamigoryo-jinja to the north, to quiet the wrathful spirits of those who.…

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    Myoken-ji temple

    2014.4.11 update
    Myoken-ji temple is head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism. the temple is also known as a one of the “Sangusokuzan”(Three Complete Temples of Nichizo(*1)) along with Ryuhon-ji temple and Myokaku-ji temple. After it was built in 1321.….

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    Daikaku-ji temple

    2014.3.12 update
    Arashiyama is one of the most prominent popular touristic spots of Kyoto. Daikaku-ji temple is located at a place about a 30 minute walk from Togetsukyo bridge, the main area of Arashiyama. Daikaku-ji temple, originally called “Sagain”….

Health & Beauty


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    Yumihikihajime(Archery Contest)

    2014.1.26 update
    Yumihikihajime(Archery Contest) is a famous, early spring tradition in Japan, which is celebrated at Sanjusangendo temple every year in January.
    it is a competition whereby arrows are released under the eaves of the west side of the temple…

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    The Kujo Leek Festival

    2013.10.29 update
    The Kujo Leek Festival is a food festival first held in October 2012 to promote Kyoto’s famous specialty, the Kujo Leek. Last year’s event, which drew close to 100,000 visitors, is back again and better than ever. With….

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    2013.9.19 update
    When we think about Chion-ji Temple, of course Hyakumanben* Craft Fair, held on the 15th of every month, springs to mind. Hyakumanben is so famous, we think it’s safe to say it’s Kyoto’s quintessential craft fair. But it’s not the only monthly market Chion-ji has to offer. Chion-ji is also home to a lesser-known open-air market…