Katheryne Samoylova is a writer, language enthusiast, jewelry craftsperson and avid martial artist back in Kyoto for another go. Raised in New York City the choices were endless, as was the curiosity, so rather than choosing went for it all. In love with all things Kansai but especially Kyoto, making it a favorite and recurring theme.
Though the Gion District is divided into north and south, the most well known area of Gion is the main street of Hanamikoji Dori.
Gokouyu, allowing both tattoos and foreigners, and enjoying mixing with Kyoto locals in a bathhouse.
Experience the traditional arts and cultural practices of Japan and Kyoto, but as if living in the modern world.
Center for information, pesky searches, interpreter and advisement services, visa assistance, Japanese lessons, some relaxation and charging stations for those infernally dying devices.
The best starter guide to finding all things natural, healthy and delicious in Central Kyoto and buying organic products in Japan.
Create your own custom jewelry pieces, new experiences and fun memories all in one go on your trip to Art Smith.