Tips for KYOTO
Basic manners for ryokan inns, dining situations and while visiting temples and shrines that you should know when traveling in Japan.
Manners in a Japanese bath
It is the user’s responsibility to keep the bathroom clean and tidy. Here are some tips on how to take a bath properly in a Japanese shared bath.
Recommended dress code in a Japanese Accommodation
Your attire will affect how people treat you. Wearing a yukata properly will surely impress people.
“Must-not-dos” in a Japanese room
Even a small action that you do unintentionally could be perceived as impolite in a different culture. Here are some tips you should remember about staying in a traditional Japanese room.
Making reservations and checking-in: “How to start your travel comfortably”
Accommodation is an important element in any travel. How you like the accommodation and the staff will decide your impression of the entire trip. The relationship between you and the accommodation begins when you check-in or even from the time you make a reservation. Be friendly with the staff and have enjoyable conversations during your stay.
How to visit Shinto shrines
Many people probably know that first thing to do when visiting a Shinto shrine is to clap one’s hands twice. Then, do you know how many times you should bow? What should you do at the water place where wooden ladles are placed? Here is the correct way of visiting a Shinto shrine in Japan.
Shiki Ryori Kawamura
Popular kappo-style restaurant with many regulars
Japanese style ryokan in the maiko/geiko district – Warm hospitality and the gentle sound of Kamo River
Kyo Konbu Chinami
A variety of konbu, the essential relish for Japanese dining
Shrines & Temples
Visit to the monzeki temple which Yasushi Inoue admired as the “Jewel Box of the Orient”