What would you like to do, to eat and to buy in Kyoto? And where would you like to stay?
Here GTK would like to introduce shops, restaurants, accommodation and also the workshops where you can enjoy
Japanese cultural experiences.
The Kyoto Artisan workshop offers you various kinds of handicraft workshops: lacquer painting, Japanese book binding, Japanese fan painting etc.
Proficient and elaborate skill is essentially needed for these handicrafts. But all the courses of The Kyoto Artisan Workshop have been developed simply and easily for participants, and also provided at a reasonable price. It would be an memorable experience and souvenir of your stay in Kyoto.
WAK JAPAN offers a variety of Japanese cultural experiences such as tea ceremony, calligraphy, kimono wearing, origami, Japanese cooking etc. for visitors from overseas. Also we have a unique program in which you visit the instructor’s home and do each workshop with a feeling of being at home. It would be a memorable and precious time during your stay in Japan.
Kyoto Kimono Rental 41 provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity for dressing up in kimono. Their wide collection of kimono and accessories uses antique material with modern patterns. And also they are all sophisticated and unique. You can stop by there easily, as it is located in central downtown, and transform into a Japanese style quickly. Don’t worry about your belongings, because they can keep them while you enjoy walking around Kyoto in kimono!
Kidoairaku Pottery shop is located in the west part of Nishiki Food Market in downtown Kyoto. Its collection comes in a wide variety of Kyo-yaki wares including tea cups, daily bowls, flower vases etc. All is originally made in this shop and their color and design look so warm and unique. You can also enjoy seeing the process of pottery making in the shop. On the second floor of this traditional Japanese building, the beautiful room with tatami mats are available for some workshops.
THE NORTH FACE STANDARD KYOTO LIMITED STORE is a shop only found in Japan with original outdoor items such as apparel, equipment and footwear. Their products have been produced with the concept “STANDARD OF LIVING PACKAGE” and the theme of “travel around the world”. The store provides tourists with unique and sophisticated souvenirs and a friendly space.
Japanese bath center, Tenzan-no-yu is a natural spa facility with indoor and outdoor baths, saunas, massages and a restaurant. It’s located just 5 min. train-ride from the most popular spot in the west part of Kyoto, Arashiyama. Its natural spring is drawn from 1,200m underground and is great for relaxation and recovery from aches and pains.