The oldest style of Japanese theater still practiced today, tracing its origins back over six hundred years, nō (or "noh") is a highly stylized, ritualistic combination of narrative music and dance with actors donning rich costumes and masks to portray their roles.
Kibune Village is home to the Kifune Shrine, a shrine with a famous entrance surrounded by maple trees that worships kami associated with water.
Iwashimizu Hachimangū is a large shrine complex on top of Mt. Otokoyama in Yawata City that allows visitors to experience nature and Shinto removed from the crowds that can be encountered in Kyoto proper.
Meet Fukunae, a maiko in the Miyagawa-chō district, and find out first hand just what a day in the life of a geisha apprentice is really like, from daily training and dressing to lavish evening performances.
Kyoto by Area
Using ATMs & Credit Cards
Day Pass Tickets
Kyoto City Bus
Being a Maiko
Green Tea in Kyoto
Goshuinchō: Book of Memories
Morimoto Decorative Metal Workshop
Kyoto’s Curious Charms
Kyoto Vegetarian and Vegan Food