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A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
One of the most see Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. Located across the street from the Imperial Villa. This is a Shinto Shrine and not a Buddhist temple, it might be good to read up on the difference between a shrine and a Buddhist temple before going to Japan. This would assist you in better understanding the religious significance of the...
"A national treasure and shrine for academics achievements "
reviewed 14 May 2019 by alexandraremi
A beautiful shrine built in Kyoto over 1000 years. The then imperial family and nobles, samuri etc came visiting for peace of the nation. Nowadays, students came visiting for good school results and improvements of their academic abilities as Sugawara no Michizane enshrined is known as the God of Academics.
This shrine was well maintained and is definitely worth visiting.
Ok, so it is a national treasure of Japan but its buildings and surroundings are very average by Kyoto standards. What's good? Well, the museum does have some amazing pieces of Kamakura period Bhuddist relics, but the thing I like best, and it's not limited to this place, is the fact that in Kyoto, you can turn a corner away...
The items on view were top notch, although the building itself was a bit dilapidated, and you seem to enter through the office. The staff were more than happy to walk through with us and explain things, and it was well worth the stop to see the varieties of pottery from over the past 2000 years unearthed in Kyoto.
Morning Buddhist chants at Yuseiji
Offers a morning ceremony where anyone can participate to experience a unique Buddhist practice
It starts at 6:30 am so is perfect for early risers
It ends at 8:30 but you can leave at your convenience
You can feel the vibes of monk’s practice
Also there is the evening ceremony of the chanting meditation open...
On multi week trip to Japan. Were looking for somewhere in kyoto for french food. We had 2 different beef dishes, one steak (japanese beef) with fries, one beef cheek with creamed potatoes.
Very good meal, would recommend highly. Steak was the better of the two dishes, but both good. Quality as good as in europe.
Forget about the stylish sushi bars with California Rolls and what ever. This bar stands for classic sushi, served by the chef, his wife and his daughter. It is a funny friendly team and will give you a warm welcome. Absolutely good sushi! Go there. It's a little outside, but it's worth it.
Gladly again! Thank you.
What a surprise, to turn a corner into a quiet street near the famous Kinkakuji Temple, to find a queue of people waiting for this unassuming shop to open.
We decided to join the queue and were not disappointed. I had the soba noodles with the Japanese-style smoked mackeral. The noodles had a great texture and of course were cooked...
Clean hotel with great service. Concierge was very helpful in reserving our visit to Saiho-Ji Temple and in receiving our portable Wi-Fi from Sakura Mobile./ Located at a convenient place accessible by subway + hotel shuttle. Food is good at the restaurants too though there is limited choice for vegetarians. Some renovation was going on when we visited the hotel...
This is a spectacular boutique hotel with amazing staff. The whole experience was restorative and a lovely place to recharge. The room was absolutely lovely and the bath was one of the greatest facilities in a hotel I have ever seen. The staff we happy to help with any questions we had and worked hard to accomodate any request we...
My other half and I enjoyed our visit and did not find and bedbugs or other bugs. The inn is set in a quiet neighbourhood and many residents have lived there for decades, so it has a very different feel to a city centre hotel or newer inn. It was quiet, peaceful, and even with the tiny bathroom and extra...
The hotel is close to the subway and convenient to downtown. The Palace park across the street is a great place to walk. The staff mostly speak English; there is a coin operated laundry and the buffet breakfast is fairly good. The rooms are small and older.