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Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Marugame Udon Noodle Restaurant (500 yen)

Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Marugame Udon Noodle Restaurant (500 yen)
Marugame Seimen is conveniently located in the bustling Sanjo-Kawaramachi neighborhood and offers Kyoto's best cost performance for tasty, filling and healthy meals. Marugame serves udon noodle dishes... read more

Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond
Daimonji, or properly, Gozan-no-Okuribi is a very fascinating and unique ceremonial event that occurs every August 16 in Kyoto. Five mountain sides around the city, with six Chinese character and pict... read more

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Shimogamo Shrine – Summer

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Shimogamo Shrine – Summer
Even if you don't read Japanese, you still might want to buy some Japanese books on your visit to Japan. Graphically oriented books in Japan are very beautifully illustrated and the content is well co... read more

Kyoto’s Gojo-Zaka Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Festival

Kyoto’s Gojo-Zaka Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Festival
This annual street market offers hundreds of pottery stores and stalls. Kyoto-style pottery is available at big discounts. Off the main street some pottery workshops are open their doors and you can m... read more

Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong’s Haunted House PR Coup

Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong’s Haunted House PR Coup
Why go to a haunted house in the summer? According to Japanese culture, there is a good reason. Recently a client from Walt Disney Imagineering was in town that is very interested in Japanese ghosts a... read more

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks
Yesterday I was back up in Kitayama, the North Mountains of Kyoto, working on my new 'lumberjack' project. My associate took me to meet an 8th generation 'lumberjack' that produces logs that sell for ... read more
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Sightseeing

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Used Book Fair at Chion-ji Temple - Autumn

The Autumn Used Book Fair (Aki-no-Furuhon Matsuri) in Kyoto takes place every year at Chio...

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

Daimonji, or properly, Gozan-no-Okuribi is a very fascinating and unique ceremonial event ...

Dining

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

"Welcome to the world of REAL SAKE!! Have you ever tasted fruity, rich flavored sake, unpa...

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Ootoya Teishoku Restaurant (800 yen)

Ootoya Gohan-dokoro is conveniently located in the bustling Sanjo-Kawaramachi neighborhood...

Stores

Kyoto's Ghost Candy Shop Kyoto's Ghost Candy Shop

In Japan, summer is the season when people think about the deceased more than any other ti...

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong's Haunted House PR Coup

Why go to a haunted house in the summer? According to Japanese culture, there is a good re...

Accommodation

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Accomodation: 'The Screen' Boutique Hotel

The Screen is a bit of an anomaly for ancient Kyoto, but a one of a kind place to stay and...

Experience

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Experience Processing and Making Your Own Tea at Fukujuen Kobo in Uji

Fukujuen is one of the most famous tea companies in Kyoto and has over 210 years of histor...

Museum

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Early Autumn Exhibition 2013: Motomasa Kurita

A new exhibition has opened at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, this time with works by ta...

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido

As preparations for Kyoto’s Gion Festival get under way, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum i...

Shokunin

Introducing Takaokaya -- Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto Introducing Takaokaya -- Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto

Takaokaya: Handcrafted Contemporary & Traditional Zabuton Cushions and Futon Bedding f...

京都北山林業伝統技法「本仕込」研修会 – 尾島組 京都北山林業伝統技法「本仕込」研修会 – 尾島組

私は今年も京都北山の中源株式曾社「本仕込」研修会に参加しました。このイベントでは尾島俊明氏の尾島組の「本仕込」作業を見えます。尾島俊明氏は北山の「本仕込」の事を説明した時に私はiP...

Artist

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Noh Theater Kotsuzumi Drum Performer: Naoyasu Sowa

The art of Noh theater is a complex mixture of dance, drama, music and poetry that was for...

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto 'Biwa Hoshi' Musician: Kyokusei Katayama

Kyokusei Katayama is a master of the traditional Japanese musical instrument called the bi...

Product

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi

To make this sushi, in addition to a kitchen, a woodshop is required! Masakazu Hatadan run...

Kyoto Kitayama Sugi ‘Meiboku’ Hand Carved Chopsticks Kyoto Kitayama Sugi 'Meiboku' Hand Carved Chopsticks

Yesterday I was back up in Kitayama, the North Mountains of Kyoto, working on my new 'lumb...

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