Jun 26, 2016

Tips on how to spend rainy days in Kyoto


I don't dislike rain but don't like myself trying to be lazy because of the weather. So I try to be as active as I can, finding some cool indoor attractions and activities.

Spoccha - massive entertainment center with all sorts of fun sections to enjoy, pretty much any games and sports you can think of for a set price (around 2,500 yen).

We took a free shuttle bus from Kyoto station, look how excited we were!.

You can even play Taiko no tatsujin for FREE.

Yes, arcade for free. Can't believe. I could have spent 24 hours there.

Omg Bubble soccer was probably everyone's favorite! It was so much fun both playing and watching!


Thanks for the awesome sporty day!

Rissho-cinema project - it was back in September, I found a cool abundant elementary school in the middle of the town. And I was curious if anything would happen there at some point, and I finally saw a sign that they opened a cafe and cinema there, and also they were showing a film that I wanted to watch called "Banksy Does New York"! So me, two helpers decided to try it out.

Nostalgic - the school reminded me of my old elementary school before it was renovated in 1996. Good old smell of wood, warm lights and squeaky wooden floor/hall way.
The cinema was in old teachers room which was small but they set up seats and screen nicely, I loved it. And the film itself was pretty good - I had watched some movies about him but Banksy Does New York is absolutely my favorite so far, very entertaining with slight British sense of humor but still got very strong messages that everyone can discuss after watching it. Highly recommended!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful rainy season with a lot of fresh green and something fun/inspirational!

Jun 15, 2016

Tamago , Egg , Tamagoya

Hi there ! Have you explored much in bamboo area, Arashiyama ?
Here's one of my highly recommendable shop, "TAMAGOYA".

They specialize in eggs and they offer you boiled eggs, raw egg on rice( you pour a bit of soy sauce and mix all together), and pudding !

The egg itself is amazingly deep-colored and is very rich in taste !

The shop is accessible from Saga Arashiyama station. When you pass through bamboo forest, you will bump into this shop on the same way to Gioji temple.

Thank you :-)

Jun 7, 2016


The rainy season has just started.
Rain makes us depressed but the same time it makes plants more vivid and pretty.

Yesterday (June 6th) I went to Mimurotoji Temple to see hydrangeas and they were almost at their best.

And they are lit up at night of Saturday and Sunday from June 11th.

Mimurotoji Temple

Entry : 500yen
Night-time illumination : 19:00-21:00(reception close at 20:30) 
                                 every Saturday & Sunday from June 11th-26th
Access : 15min. walk from Keihan Mimuroto Station

Jun 2, 2016

Relax day

Good evening!

This is Yui from Kyoto Hana.

Yesterday was off, so I woke up late and went to my favorite cafe Shinshin-do Kitamonmae in Demachiyanagi by bike.

And then, I visited Yoshida Jinjya. There was so quiet and I could hear only wind and birds sound.

It was such a nice day to relax myself..