Kyoto Favorites

Hanami

This is not in Kyoto, but so beautiful!! (Actually near Tokyo hehe~~)

Shrines/Temples:

Kiyomizu

Check out Tainai-meguri and the numerous shopping streets leading up to the temple and shrine. An old folklore story says that if you jump off the stage of Kiyomizu and survive, your wish will come true (but no one does that anymore). Kiyomizu Jinja sells omamori for marriage!

Kitano Tenmangu

Get an omamori for academic success here! Very large and vibrant market (full of cheap Japanese goods) is held on 25th of every month.

Imamiya Jinja

I’m biased because I have connections to someone who is a part of the family that runs the shrine. But, they sell matchmaking omamori here, to increase your odds of marrying someone rich and successful! hehehehe.


Restaurants/Food:

Azari Mochi

I will get you the name and location ASAP, but it’s in Demachi Shopping Street. It’s a tiny store on the side of a little grocery store. ❤ Yum Yum Yum


Stores:

Used Kimonos, Yukatas, Accessories

Okay, I can’t remember the exact location, but near here: 〒604-8042 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanochō (Shinkyōgokudōri), 545−1. See this post.