Kyoto Travel Guide
The five-acre residential gardens of the late samurai film star Denjiro Okochi.
The gallery-like shop sells lacquered bamboo boxes and handwoven silk capes by local designers.
Located on the lower floors of a kimono company, the complex includes a contemporary crafts shop, chic café, and steel-and-glass gallery exhibiting 450-year-old embroidered kimonos.
11th-generation craftsman Kenkichi Senda creates woodblock-printed washi paper for temple doors, as well as chic handmade pendant lanterns.
A 14th-century Gold Pavilion.
Taste rare brews at this low-key bar run by an Israeli expat.
The store's tailors stitch men’s overcoats from wool, cotton, silk, and hemp.
The riverside 685-year-old Zen monastery has 24 temples on the property.
This tea shop resembles an old-fashioned apothecary, with white-jacketed attendants measuring green tea onto scales.
The Cultural Experience Program organizes homestays and offers hands-on lessons on Japanese cuisine, dance, calligraphy, and ikebana (flower arranging). Four-week intensive summer courses start in July.