Higashiyama is one of the 11 districts in which the city is divided. When it comes to tourism, Higashiyama refers, not only to the institutional district itself, but to the streets that go round the east mountains in Kyoto. The most known area in Higashiyama goes from Kiyomizudera to Yasaka Shrine and the Maruyama Park. From there you…
Last week I went to Arashiyama and got on a Boat for half an hour up the river. Arashiyama is an area about 20 minutes away from Kyoto, famous for it’s bamboo forest.
Nishiki Market was established about 400 years ago, during the Edo Era, as a fish market. Nowadays, It is a 400 meters long alley, that connects Takakura Street and Teramachi, and it has around 130 little shops in it.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the most famous and important Shinto Shrines in the country. From it’s origin, back in 711, it’s been constantly growing in popularity. Today, it’s the headquarters of a Shrine Network of more than 32000 Inari-devoted Shrines around Japan.
When we talk about Kyoto, an image of traditional houses, narrow streets and people wearing kimono comes to our mind without question. If we walk through these narrow alleys, we might stumble upon small tea houses, craft ateliers, and even a Hanamachi (or Kagai).
In Kyoto Knot we love trying japanese traditional methods in the house renewal. One of them is called Kakishibu, and it’s a dye made from natural fermented Persimmons. The Kakishibu technique is used by japanese artists and craftsmen on wood, textiles and japanese paper (washi).