May 2017 I visited Kyoto for the first time in the longest time, me and my family decided to stay at "Oyado Kiyomizu Shichifuku" in the central Kyoto.
Where we could feel a lot of Japanese traditional atmosphere. The private space that is limited to one group a day. Great for family, friends, and couples!
We also tried Japanese green tea class at this *Oyado Shichifuku which Shichifuku is providing option for visitors. (*oyado=accommodation) We have tried different types of japanese green teas, just like wine tasting! Which tea goes well with certain types of meals and sweets etc. It was absolutely an amusing class!
The most importantly there were quite many popular sightseeing spots to delicious local restaurants, convenience stores around Oyado Shichifuku in walking distance. In this Kyoto blog I listed up must places to eat, to see, and recommended sweets gifts!
â Hope you will find something interesting for your next Kyoto trip! xoxo
If you need a parking spot, try "Fruit Park Parking" that is 5 mins away by walk.
Japanese green tea class
3 Must Try Food around Oyado Shichifuku
1. Issen Yoshoku (10 mins by walk)
There is only one main menu here called "Issen Yoshoku", reminds me of Japanese pancake Okonomiyaki or a Takoyaki. I absolutely loved it! I could have finish 2 of them. =P
2. Gion Ishiya (7 mins by walk)
I tried the Roast beef bowl for lunch, very tasty! The soup broth is made with beef tale...!
3. Kyoto KatsuGyu (7 mins by walk)
Very popular Kyoto's original black wagyu beef katsu. Enjoy with wasabi soy! (There's more sauce options to enjoy!) They deep fry wagyu beef for only 60 seconds and that's the popular way to eat at this place.
6 Must See Spots around Oyado Shichifuku
1. Yasaka Shrine / Hokan-ji (5 mins by walk)
Yasaka Shrine once called Gion Shrine, is a Shinto Shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto Japan.
Hokan-ji is a only five-story pagoda of important Cultural Property of Japan.
This temple is a symbol of Higashiyama Yasaka.
2. Kiyomizu dera (5 mins by walk)
It was still under construction, but still a magnificent view. Probably the best Kyoto has to offer.
Enjoy the gates and status that are before the proper temple itself.
3. Ninenzaka (5 mins by walk)
It was named when this slope was maintained in year of 807. Because this slope is located just down the San-nen zaka, 3 year slope. â My mini sister @iamriririri
There is a myth that if you fall down in Ninen-zaka, you will die in 2 years.
âIt is a message for people to take special care not to fall down on stone steps and slope...
â4. Fushimi Inari Shrine (17 mins by car)
âThe shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.
5. Kinkaku-Ji (28 mins by car)
Officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan. Attracting a large number of visitors annually.
Such beautiful temple. However, it was very crowded when we visited in mid May 2017. Expect pushing and shoving to get a good view or photograph of the temple. â
ââ6. Arashi Yama (45 mins by car)
âIt is a small town, but a full day worth of activities. There's shrines and gardens, the bamboo trail, a park, lunch by the river, river boat rides, Monkey Mountain.
Must try sweets in Kyoto
Here are some of my favorites from the famous store Palette.
We tried them at Japanese tea class at Oyado Shichifuku and we loved it!
Find the store locations in Kyoto city, click here! Or order online from here.