Kyoto is really well-known for its worship and sightseeing area in East side... with tons of solemn temples and shrines etc... But I strongly recommend that you can't leave Japan without experiencing another phase of Kyoto
Arashiyama is seasonally enjoyable place to visit!
with its picturesque mountains, rivers and special cozy atmosphere
along with serene temple, Tenryuji (Unesco World Heritage)
But Most of All!!
Exotic air of Bamboo Grove strolling!
Can you believe? It's not that far from the busy city life of central Kyoto
just around 30minutes from Kyoto station!
Bamboo is very special and unique tree. Looking so amazing!
You should put this lose-your-sense-of-time experience to your "Must to Visit" list in Kyoto Itinerary!
I promiss you never be disappointed just to extend your exploration by another half day into the suburban of Kyoto!
When you visit Japan,
Have you ever found these waving cat?
This is called Maneki Neko, literally "Beckoning Cat", a traditional talisman (symbol of good fortune) since ancient times in Japan!
They are often seen in the windows of businesses there, welcoming customers inside.
You may wonder if there's any different meaning about which side of paw up... and Yes, When the talisman is lifting up its left paw, it is supposedly beckoning customers to enter the store. When right paw, attracting money and good fortune! (you see piggy banks in the shape of the Maneki Neko hold up their right paw)
black cats have traditionally been considered lucky in Japan, able to ward off evil or cure illness in children, but tri-colored male cats are rarely found among the world's cat population. so, perhaps, the tri-colored Maneki Neko is considered most lucky....
Why don't you get these cute, fortunate Cat talisman as souvenir when you visit Japan? Must be nice decoration at the entrance of your house. The talisman always welcome your guests!
Open Hours: 3pm-25am.(from 8am-25am on Sunday, Holidays)
Access: Take subway (Karasuma-line) toward Kitaoji station, and then, take bus 206 toward at Senbon-Kuramaguchi bus stop. 5min (300m) walk toward east direction from Senbon-Kuramaguchi crossing.
The Funaoka Onsen must be incorporated to your itinerary for a unique experience. The benefits of this hot springs is muscle ache! Why don't you soak in this amazing tub and get your whole body relaxed after your trip! ^^
In Kyoto there is various "MUST to See/Experience" in each season with different appeal.
I'm doing a tour guide in Kyoto so long, already guided many overseas tourists like more than 100 from many countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ, Korea, etc...
During the guide I always enjoy talking about our different cultures, history, languages and life very much!! Also, I know many restaurants and souvenir stores almost throughout the city, so please ask me anything about your travel, I'm happy to make your travel more unforgettable and memorable... :)
Ask Free Guide!
Contact me by email at first! :)
Please tell me your visiting schedule along with your request or question about guide if you have. ^^
1: Your Nationality
2: Your Age, roufgly
3: How many tourists? (How many children?)
4: Trip schedule before/after Kyoto
I have several model plans for you, also I can check what event is available during your trip, so you don't miss anything you must to visit and see! :)
Nijo Castle (in 1603) (UNESCO World Heritage) 400th Anniversary in 2005
* Finest Architecture of samurai Shoin style * Ninomaru Palace (National Treasure) * Masterpieces of paintings on the sliding doors * Ninomaru Garden (Special Scenery) represents a cosmic world of Buddhism
Kinkakuji Temple (in 1397) (UNESCO World Heritage) * Gold Pavilion is decorated in real gold leafing! Guess how much qty of kg it is! * Built by Special Three different Style of Architecture.
Ryoanji Temple (in 1450)
* World famous Zen sect Rock Garden "What's so special about the garden at Ryoanji?" "The spaces between the rocks,"
I recommend "Nishiki Market" >>> Click It's called Kitchen of Kyoto! Are you interested in Sushi? :)
* If you have another request for any cuisine, Please let me know which food you like along with your budget! ^^
World famouse wooden veranda, standing on a steep cliff, which was built without using a single nail.
Amazing panoramic view of the city of Kyoto
a lot of souvenir shops along the path which lead to the temple
Ishibekoji exotic stone-paved alley
Thank you today! :) Enjoy your nice dream of Kyoto!