On a relaxing day of autumn, put on a kimono and feel your spirit rise as you enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto. While wandering through the small city streets, temples, shrines, historical buildings, and the famous Geisha district, try stopping for a green tea parfait.
(About 7 hours)
Choose from a variety of appropriate seasonal kimono designs and try on a complete rental set. Without any difficulty, you can soon begin enjoying Kyoto sightseeing on foot. A small Japanese present is also included!
* Address: 470 Shimogawara-cho, Kodai-ji Monzen, Shimogawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Higashiyama-Yasui
* Tel.: 075-531-3981, 050-5805-0974, 0120-979-817
* Website: http://www.sensho-kitamura.jp/info/english.html
* Fees: 5,250 yen (*Reservations required)
Built from the Meiji through the Taisho periods, these stone walls lead to gourmet restaurants and traditional Japanese inns. At designated important traditional building preservation area, the traditional elegance of Japanese architecture remains firmly in place. Pedestrian traffic is scarce and one can sense the good old days of Japan.
* Address: Shimogawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 7-minute walk from City Bus Stop Higashiyama-Yasui
Gion Tsujiri is the finest tea store in Kyoto! High class tea ceremony maccha is used lavishly in specially selected Tsujiri parfaits which start from 871 yen. Many other types of maccha sweets are also on the menu. In comparison to the long lines at the main store in Gion, this location is relatively quiet but highly recommended.
* Hours: 11:00 - 17:00 Last Order (Varies according to the season)
* Address: Nene no michi, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 15-minute walk from Gion-shijo Station on the Keihan Railway
* A short walk from City Bus Stop Gion
* Tel.: 075-541-1228
The teachings of this temple originate from a humble Buddhist monk who lived on Mt. Hiei. After the son of a retired emperor entered this temple at the end of the Heian Period (794-1185), it flourished in its role as an imperial household temple. Gazing over Kirishima Garden (built in the Muromachi Period) while drinking tea is the highlight of any visit.
* Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (No admission after 16.30)
* In spring and autumn, special night visits available.
* Address: 69-1 Sanjobo-cho, Awataguchi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 5-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line
* 3-minute walk from City Bus Stop Jinju-machi
* Tel: 075-561-2345
* Entrance fees: Adults: 500 yen, Junior High and High School Students: 400 yen, Elementary School Students: 200 yen
* Website: http://www.shorenin.com/english/