Kyoto Sightseeing/Kimono【Tea Ceremony Experience KOTO】

Kyoto Sightseeing/Kimono【Tea Ceremony Experience KOTO】

2016/1

The local Japanese sweet shop in Kinugasa area in Kyoto.

The local Japanese sweet shop in Kinugasa area in Kyoto.

Sasaya Moriei is the traditional sweets shop in front of Waratenjin shrine in Kyoto. They are making Japanese sweets especially for Kinugasa area arouond Kinkak...

Waratenjin shrine is the god for safe delivery

Waratenjin shrine is the god for safe delivery

We often give amulets to pregnant women or students who are expecting the entrance exam in Japan. Each shrine are thought to have some specialty such as safe de...

Kyoto traditional sweets shop; Shioyoshiken

Kyoto traditional sweets shop; Shioyoshiken

Shioyoshiken is Japanese sweets shop since 1882 on the small path Kuromon in Kyoto. Not only Kyoto citizen but also people living other prefectures like Shioyos...

Japanese pretty purses “Gamaguchi” in Kyoto

Japanese pretty purses “Gamaguchi” in Kyoto

Gamaguchi is Japanese pretty purses. The metal fittings had imported from Europe in Meiji period (1868-1912) actually, and Japanese created original purses usin...

Tsuruya Yoshinobu sweet shop and Café in Kyoto

Tsuruya Yoshinobu sweet shop and Café in Kyoto

Tsuruya Yoshinobu is the famous sweet shop in, which has brunch from north and south in Japan. The main store is in Horikawa Imadegawa in Kyoto.  The most popul...

Travel Japan in a tea room

Travel Japan in a tea room

The basic size of the tea room is just 4 and half tatami mats(≒8.208㎡). Even in the small room, we can travel and imagine the history from north to south in Jap...

Kimono show in Kyoto Nishijin textile center

Kimono show in Kyoto Nishijin textile center

Kyoto has flourished by Nishijin textile and kimono. Although the number of people wearing kimono got less than 20 years ago and many company in Nisjijin Kyoto ...

Tea Ceremony in Kitanotenmangu shrine. It’s held once a month!

Tea Ceremony in Kitanotenmangu shrine. It’s held once a month!

Kitanotenmangu shrine has 2 tea rooms, which have tea ceremony every month. One is Sho-ko-ken tea room, the other one is Meigetsu-sha. I’d like to introduce “Sh...

Don’t hesitate to enter. Tea Utensil shops in Kyoto.

Don’t hesitate to enter. Tea Utensil shops in Kyoto.

My tea house “Tea Ceremony Koto” is just a 1minutes walk from Kinkakuji. I have many foreign tourists, so they sometimes ask me where they can buy tea utensils ...

Daitokuji temple and Daitokuji beans

Daitokuji temple and Daitokuji beans

Daitokuji temple is 3 stations by city bus from Kitaoji subway station. It’s not very popular compared to Kinkakuji or Kiyomizu temple, but I like the calm mode...

”Shojin” Vegetarian diet in Kyoto 

”Shojin” Vegetarian diet in Kyoto 

We have some Japanese vegetarian restaurants in temples in Kyoto. The dish is called “Shojin Ryori”, which means the training for Buddhism. Izusen in Daiji-in, ...

You can do New Year’s tea ceremony at home!

You can do New Year’s tea ceremony at home!

We usually have New Year’s tea ceremony around 10-11th in January with masters and students. It’s the happy event as well as the start of the learning in the Ne...

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