Kōdō is a highly ritualized incense ceremony that cultivates refinement and deepens both sensory and spiritual awareness.
By Jessica Sayuri Boissy on March 31, 2016
Seeking Serenity Inside One of Kyoto’s Famed Temples
By Jessica Sayuri Boissy on March 26, 2016
Knowing about the world of Noh, where realism and spirituality meet on stage.
By Jessica Sayuri Boissy on March 25, 2016
Though the Gion District is divided into north and south, the most well known area of Gion is the main street of Hanamikoji Dori.
By Katheryne Samoylova on February 4, 2016
Gokouyu, allowing both tattoos and foreigners, and enjoying mixing with Kyoto locals in a bathhouse.
By Katheryne Samoylova on January 30, 2016
Experience the traditional arts and cultural practices of Japan and Kyoto, but as if living in the modern world.
By Katheryne Samoylova on January 6, 2016
Center for information, pesky searches, interpreter and advisement services, visa assistance, Japanese lessons, some relaxation and charging stations for those infernally dying devices.
By Katheryne Samoylova on December 24, 2015
Did you know you can save up to 30% on train tickets on the Hankyuu line?
By GaijinPot Blog on November 7, 2015
The best starter guide to finding all things natural, healthy and delicious in Central Kyoto and buying organic products in Japan.
By Katheryne Samoylova on October 14, 2015
Create your own custom jewelry pieces, new experiences and fun memories all in one go on your trip to Art Smith.
By Katheryne Samoylova on October 10, 2015
The best way to get around Kyoto is by bike.
By GaijinPot Blog on September 9, 2015
Daimonji Yaki is a spectacular ancient festival in Kyoto that is a wonderful end to the long hot summer in Japan.