Tips for KYOTO
Learn useful and fun trivia about Kyoto.
Summer Riverside Dining
From May to September, special dining spaces appear by and above Kyoto’s famous rivers in the downtown area, Kibune, Takao and Takagamine. Restaurants in the areas set up special seats along the rivers only during summer months. This is one of the summer treats only Kyoto can offer.
Ichigen-san Okotowari: No drop-in casual visitors without an invitation
Some high-class restaurants and ochaya (where customers are entertained by maiko and geiko over dinner) accept only customers who have an invitation from their regular customers.
“Kitsune(raccoon dog)” & “Tanuki(fox)”
Must-know words at noodle restaurants – How do their meaning differ in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo
A new-style Italian restaurant hidden away in an alley
Stay at a luxury one-storied Sukiya-zukuri style inn
Nostalgic handmade rice balls with heart
Shrines & Temples
Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple
One of the best autumn leaf viewing sites in the Higashiyama area