Some of you might love samurai and ninja since you were kids and want to have samurai and ninja experience in Japan. Great News!! Maikoya offers the place where you can experience both samurai and ninja. It is a dream location for those who love samurai and ninja. Let me share this great experience with・・・
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Best Geisha Experience in Kyoto!Enjoy tea ceremony with a real Geisha
I experienced the tea ceremony with a geisha at Maikoya in Kyoto. I’ve always wanted to see a real geisha,but meeting geisha is not easy for even locals because of the strict rule called “Ichigen-san okotowari(invitation-only)”. However,Maikoya offers the place where you can experience the tea ceremony with a real geisha. Here, you can meet・・・
Local tells 10 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Kyoto!What locals do when it rains?
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! You have been excited for your trip to Kyoto and now that you are here…it is raining? Don’t be disappointed! Kyoto is beautiful in rain and there are many places you can visit without getting too wet. There are also places that truly come alive when it rains. Let me share・・・
Local tells Top 10 Things to Do in Arashiyama!Perfect spot for a quiet stroll
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Arashiyama is the western outskirt of Kyoto that is known for scenic beauties and numerous historic site. There is a beautiful mountain and mystic valley where many from all over the world come to admire especially in spring and fall. This is a perfect spot for a quiet stroll, hiking, admiring・・・
Local tells Top 5 best Supermarkets in Kyoto!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Supermarkets in Japan are the greatest. Though, most of these are better described as “groceries” rather than supermarkets as in some of the Western countries, they provide you a gateway to look into the Japanese culture and customs. These supermarkets/groceries are a great place for you to get ready-to-eat dishes at・・・
Local tells Top 7 Things to Do in Uji, Kyoto!Enjoy traditions and history of Kyoto
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Uji is a beautiful city between Kyoto city and Nara city. Rather quiet, compared with Kyoto city which is full of tourists from all over, Uji can be enjoyed by anyone who want to experience the traditions and history of Kyoto in quiet. Besides enjoying the tea and matcha, which are・・・
Local tells Top 5 best Kimono Rental Places in Gion,Kyoto!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Gion is one of the hanamachi (geisha district) in Kyoto. Gion has been successful in retaining the traditional machiya (the townhouses of traditional style) and teahouses where geisha host their guests. Strolling the picturesque Gion gives you the feeling of being transported back to the old Japanese days of geisha, which・・・