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
Kappo-style sushi for your true joy
Preserving tradition while providing modern surprises
Simple yet delicious traditional sweets at the teashop near Tenjin-san
Shrines & Temples
Visit to the monzeki temple which Yasushi Inoue admired as the “Jewel Box of the Orient”