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南禅寺の紅葉

Fall Foliage in Kyoto – Nanzenji

Nanzenji is a Zen Buddhist temple located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto.  It is one of the most   spectacular temples with a massive Sanmon front gate, famous gardens, and a large complex surrounded by many sub-temples. Nanzenji is also … Read More

進々堂寺町店

Bakeries in Kyoto – Shinshindo

You might think that people in Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital city, tend to eat more traditional Japanese food.  On the contrary, people here consume more bread per capita than any other cities in Japan.  There are many bakeries that sell … Read More

UME SAKURA Kyoto

We are open!

We are excited to announce that our new kimono rental salon in the Gosho-Minami area is now open for business!  We have welcomed our first customers on October 5th.  Our new salon is in a historical Machiya (traditional wooden townhouse), … Read More