This old bath on Kuramaguchi-dōri is Kyoto's best. It boasts an outdoor bath, a sauna, a cypress-wood tub, an electric bath, a herbal...
This museum, housed in a Nishijin weaving factory, has impressive exhibits of Nishijin textiles. It’s more atmospheric and usually...
Urasenke Chadō Research Center
Anyone interested in tea ceremony should make their first stop the Urasenke Chadō Research Center. Urasenke is Japan’s largest tea...
This is one of Kyoto’s most interesting cafes – it’s built inside an old sentō (public bathhouse) and the original tiles have been...
Kita-ku, Murasakino Higashifujinomori-chō 11-1 · interesting places nearby
A small traditional place not far from Funaoka Onsen, Kanei is the place to go if you’re a soba (thin brown buckwheat noodles) connoisseur – the noodles are made by hand here and are delicious. The owners don’t speak much English, so here’s what to order: zaru soba (¥900) or kake soba (soba in a broth; ¥1000). Note that handmade soba quickly loses its taste and texture, so we recommend that you eat it quickly. The servings are small and the dishes are only likely to please real soba fans. Kanei is on the corner, a few metres west of Saraca Nishijin.