Tachibana-kai at Gokonomiya Shrine

Gokonomiya Shrine holds the Tachibana-kai every year on October 8. It has one of the "100 Best Natural Waters in Japan", and for good reason - it's at Fushimi Momoyama, where Kyoto's top breweries are.

Tanaka Yu Ceramic Works

These look like things wrapped in cloth, but are not!

Kyoto-based ceramic sculptor Yu Tanaka makes you think that these are cloth bags with something in them. But don't let the satin-like textures fool you. She made all of them out of clay.

Shortcut from Fushimi Inari Taisha to Tofukuji’s Honbo Garden

The Fushimi Inari Taisha is connected to a few other temples via mountain lanes. One popular destination is Tofukuji Temple's Honbo Garden but most people don't know about the shortcut. Here a map to it.

Play with yarn in Ichijoji — Avril pépin — in pictures

Avril pépin is one of our favorite places in Kyoto. And rightfully so: the hundreds of cones of yarn on display that you can touch and feel make it a yarn lover's paradise.

Tenjin-san Market — in pictures

Up to 1,000 stalls pop up at the Tenjin-san Market on the 25th of each month at Kitano Tenmangu, a thousand-year-old shrine dedicated to exiled poet and statesman Sugawara Michizane (845–903). Kyotoittes know it as…