What are the Inuyarai and the Komayose?
INUYARAI (犬 矢 来)
If we walk through the old neighborhoods of Kyoto, with the beautiful traditional Japanese streets, one of the things that surprises us is that many houses have a kind of...
Geisha’s in Kyoto
How and where to go Geisha spotting in Kyoto plus more.
What’s all the fuss about?
Geisha’s (or sometimes known in Kyoto as Geiko) are highly trained women who devote their lives around this...
Kukurizaru or hanging monkeys
The Kukurizaru (くくり猿) are the hanging monkeys of Kyoto, is a round ball-shaped talisman made of cloth, which symbolizes the monkeys in good faith, with the body of cloth of different colors...
Kyoto essential 4
Personally I think Kyoto is the city that shows the best Japan, or how we have it in our imagination. If Tokyo is modernity and Japan is more current, Kyoto is the most ancestral Japan that...
Kyoto essential 3
In 1994, 14 of its temples and palaces were declared a World Heritage Site, including the Nijo castle, all of which are hundreds of years old.
It is a city that has had a decisive influence on the...
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