Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! One of your “To Dos” in Kyoto must be wearing kimono and stroll around the traditional town of Kyoto. You would actually see many tourists walking around in Kyoto wearing Kimono, and you might have notice that some rented kimono look slightly “off” compared to the ones worn by maiko or・・・
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Local tells Top 5 best Places for Geisha & Maiko Makeovers in Kyoto! Dress up like a real Geisha!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Did you know that, in Kyoto, there are places that you can have a geisha or maiko makeover? You can dress like a geisha or maiko, have a professional photographer capture your makeover in picturesque streets of Kyoto. You can even walk around Kyoto’s scenic spots in your geisha or maiko・・・
Local tells Top 5 best Geisha Dance Performances in Kyoto in 2018!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Did you know that Kyoto has 5 geisha districts? Geisha districts are called Hanamachi, literally meaning “flower town.” Hanamachi are the districts where geisha houses and tea houses gather. Generally speaking, hanamachi (or also called as “kagai” in Kyoto area) centers around geisha or maiko’s rehearsal hall where they practice their・・・
Local tells Top 5 best Internet Cafes(Manga Cafes) in Kyoto!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Internet cafes(Manga cafes)in Japan usually offer unlimited access to comics, magazines, movies, soft drinks/coffee and tea. You can usually choose a type of chair (from a flat space, a regular chair to a massage chair, etc.) and a room (open space, private room). Some are equipped with shower rooms, TV, etc.・・・
Local tells Top 10 best Onsens in Kyoto!Make a day trip to Hot springs!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! An onsen, or a hot spring, can be a classic Japanese experience in winter. We enjoy soaking in nice hot water packed with various minerals as an ultimate leisure activity as well as a medical treatment. You might be hesitant with an idea of being naked or soaking in hotter than・・・
Ohara in Kyoto: A Local Guide to the Best Walking Paths!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Ohara is a tranquil quiet village and the best-kept secret of Kyoto. It is a small valley surrounded with mountains where you can experience the “rural” Japan, though located only 40 minutes to 1 hour away from Kyoto. In recent years, Ohara is slowly becoming popular among expats and foreign tourists・・・
Local tells Top 7 Zen Temples and Gardens in Kyoto!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! The word “Zen” is appearing everywhere from business books, management strategies, fashion to coloring books. For sure, Zen is becoming popular internationally but what is it really? Kyoto has been the spiritual center of Zen Buddhism in Japan. You can experience Zen in temples’ intricate architectures, beautiful gardens, life-styles of monks・・・