Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) events of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
Aoi Matsuri is one of the most ancient festivals of Kyoto, dating back to the Heinan period (8th century).
Ogoto Onsen is in Shiga Prefecture, on the West side of Lake Biwa. It is a beautiful location, which is part of Mount Hiei. The Ogoto Onsens are known for their healing properties and attract many tourists, as much local as international. It is a great place to go skiing, do watersports, and finally relax in the healing hot spring baths!
There are numerous soba noodle restaurants in Kyoto. But this article has filtered down to the five best soba restaurants in the Shijyou Karasuma area. Shijyou Karasuma is only 2 stops away from Kyoto station and has good access to sightseeing spots. This article will review 5 soba noodle restaurants within a 10 minute walk from Shijyou Karasuma station!
Planning a visit to Kinkakuji temple, or the so-called golden pavilion? Check out this article for information about restaurants nearby the temple!
Kyoto is a place full of beautiful temples, shrines and other sightseeing spots, but it can get kind of tiring after a while. Why not visit Starbucks for a short coffee break? There are over 30 Starbucks stores just within Kyoto, and this article will introduce the top 5 stores!
Kyoto is famous for its Uji matcha tea, and there is a lot of cafes and restaurants where you can try matcha food and sweets in Uji, Kyoto. Here's the list of places you can go while you are exploring Uji!