Kyoto International Manga Museum
This fine museum has a collection of some 300,000 manga (Japanese comic books). Located in an old elementary school building, the museum...
Located in a large traditional merchant’s house, this kimono-shop-museum is a great place to learn about kimonos and the history of...
Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto
This one-room museum is filled with unexpected wonders. Frankly, we had no idea of the variety and complexity in the field of...
This is the only Korean teahouse we’ve ever seen in Japan. It’s a good place to go when you need a change from the creeping monoculture...
Shizenha Restaurant Obanzai
A little out of the way, but nevertheless good value, this place serves a decent buffet-style lunch and dinner of mostly organic...
50-1 Nakano-chō, Shinmachi-dōri, Oike-agaru · interesting places nearby
For a quick snack or cuppa in groovy surroundings, this cosy coffee shop on the west side of Downtown Kyoto is a very nice choice. We go there for decorating ideas as much as for the drinks. It’s closed on the third Wednesday of the month.