Get into the spirit of Kyoto with this personalized route focused on real experiences. This day will leave you with a wealth of fun memories.
Kyoto is an ancient capital of history and tradition. If you can, try taking a stroll in real kimono dress! This course is best enjoyed if you do. Whether male or female, you'll never forget your kimono experience dining on Japanese food and being moved by traditional arts.
Approx. 36 min by Limited Express from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station to Katsura Station
Try from a comprehensive range of styles, anything from a yukata to an antique kimono!
Miyagawa Tokusaburo Boutique
This kimono boutique was established over 100 years ago. Now run by the 4th generation owner, it offers a popular antique kimono rental service. You can choose your own individual style without being limited to traditional boundaries, such as adding a hat or selecting an interesting pattern. In summer a yukata is recommended. The elegant Arashiyama district provides an ideal backdrop for a walk in a kimono. Enjoy yourself and take plenty of souvenir pictures!
- 32-4 Katsuranozato-cho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto (Approx. 2 min walk from Hankyu Katsura Station)
- 10:00 to 18:00 (booking required)
- Yukata from 4,000 yen, Antique kimono from 8,000 yen (exc. tax). Hair and make-up additional.
* Items to be returned by 18:00 the same day. Following day returns by 16:00 (additional 1,000 yen)
Hankyu Katsura Station to Arashiyama Station: Approx. 7 min
Walking from Arashiyama Station: 15 min
Enjoy the seasonal bounty of the mountains and seas, without the meat!
Shigetsu in Tenryuji Temple
This shojin ryori restaurant is run by the temple itself. Their food, which uses carefully selected seasonal ingredients from the mountains and seas, was originally provided for the ascetic practices of the Zen sect. As they avoid using any animal products, the food is today thought to be very good for your health, and is available to all visitors of any religion, especially new visitors to Kyoto. The restaurant is highly popular not just with Japanese visitors, but also international vegetarian and vegan visitors.
- 68 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto
- 11:00 to 14:00
- Snow: 3,300 yen, Moon: 5,500 yen, Flower: 8,000 yen
* Bookings must be for 2 or more people, and by preceding day. Entry to gardens additional 500 yen.
Approx. 5 min walk
Create your own souvenir and appreciate the traditional scent of Japan!
This old Kyoto perfumery established in 1705 offers incense for religious use, for use in tea ceremony, and for day-to-day use, as well as scented pouches. Whichever you choose, the perfumes are based on natural ingredients, so you can enjoy the scent of each season whenever you visit. Scented pouches can be placed in drawers or closets, or even carried in a handbag. The experience area allows you to enjoy creating your own scented pouch, making a wonderful souvenir for family and friends.
- 2nd Floor Arashiyama Shoryuen, Sagatenrujimon-mae, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto
- 10:00 to 17:00
- None (as per Arashiyama Shoryuen)
- Experience 1,320 yen, approx. 30 min. 5 times daily. Bookings take priority.
Return to Miyagawa Tokusaburo Boutique and return your kimono.
Hankyu Arashiyama Station → Katsura Station → Karasuma Station
Approx. 15 min
Enjoy an idle stroll, picking up side dishes,
sweets and even souvenirs!
Nishiki Market is a 390 m long market situated parallel to Kyoto's main drag, Shijo Street. Both sides of the market are packed with all kinds of shops, from greengrocers, tofu sellers and side dish shops to souvenir shops and eateries. It really is like the kitchen for Kyoto citizens. The market attracts locals as well as visitors from across Japan and abroad with its traditional Kyoto dishes such as dashimaki tamago (rolled egg) and obanzai restaurants (Kyoto-style home cooked vegetable dishes). It's a great spot to catch a fascinating glimpse of the real eating habits of Kyoto people.
- Nishikikoji Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. 3 min walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station, 4 min walk from Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
- Depends on the shop
- Depends on the shop
*Travel time is an estimate of appropriate minutes.
The minutes on foot from each station are shown mainly in reference to the official websites of tourist destinations (facilities).
In addition, although the travel time for some routes are in reference to the minutes calculated using the distance measurement of Yahoo! Map, it differs depending on road conditions, etc.
*The data shown in this article is as of March 2016.
*Please note that the hours, holidays, prices, etc., of the facilities and stores shown in this article are subject to change without notice.