When you think of Japan, you inevitably imagine people wearing a traditional kimono. The beauty of a Japanese kimono remains to be seen as great work of art, usually sewn by hand, and made with exceptional skill. While visiting Kyoto, you shouldn’t miss out on trying on this iconic attire. Simply come as you are at VASARA Kimono Rental Store in Kyoto and a professional stylist will help you select and put on your kimono. This awesome package includes socks, an undershirt, an obi, a kimono bag, zori sandals, and more. Choose from three conveniently located branches of the store within Kyoto and quickly transform yourself with your brand new outfit! So what are you waiting for? Book now and explore the famous attractions of the city in style!
Rejuvenate your body and soul with this relaxing onsen experience at the Fu Fu No Yu Onsen in Kyoto! Treat yourself to well-deserved “me” time and enjoy a dip in the onsen’s indoor and outdoor hot springs. Submerge yourself in the spring’s therapeutic waters that help relieve the body and muscles of stress and soreness. Afterwards, re-awaken your system with a refreshing ice bath, giving you that rejuvenating kick you need! Don’t miss out on this fun experience during your trip to Kyoto and book on Klook today!
Get to the heart of Japanese culture and discover the kind of cooking that goes on in everyday homes and at 'Izakaya' restaurants (cozy Japanese style pubs!) Spend an afternoon learning how to prepare an array of authentic dishes. Try your hand at making dashi steamed rice, or show off your skills preparing steamed egg custard. You'll have the opportunity to dress in traditional buddhist monk wear to enhance the cultural experience - make sure you take a photo! It's a fun filled afternoon of cultural and culinary exploration - foodies, this one's for you!
Stroll around the picturesque streets of Kyoto wearing a beautiful traditional Japanese Kimono! Choose from a variety of intricate and lovely kimono and obi designs, and slip on the set that best fits your style. Complete the experience and enjoy additional hairstyling services to add more character to your look. Don’t miss out on this fun kimono experience that allows you to step into the life of locals while exploring Kyoto!
Ever wondered how Japanese chefs manage to pack so many interesting flavors into the tiny treats in a bento box? Come along to a traditional cooking class to learn the tricks of the trade from expert local chefs. The sessions provide a fun and interactive environment for learning about the preparation of sushi, sesame salads and many other specialities. Your teachers will also offer you an insight into the historical background of 'Bento', and you'll be able to dress in sumae (the traditional dress of a working buddhist monk) to complete your cultural experience.
Nara Park is a must-visit for travelers who find themselves around the area. If you're coming from the city of Kyoto, you can avail of the one way transfer service that picks you up from your hotel and drops you off at Nara. Once you get to the park, put on a beautiful kimono that includes a cute Japanese tote bag and off you go to walk around the place and take wonderful photos to share on your social media sites.
Take away more from your trip to Japan than just cool pictures. Learn how to cook some of the most signature dishes of Japanese kitchen that you can later surprise your loved ones with. See a different side of Kyoto as you explore its backstreet kitchen —the famous Nishiki Market boasting over 400 years of history. Buy the ingredients for your cooking class at the same spot where professional chefs do their grocery shopping and learn about Kyoto’s unique food culture. Go on to your hands-on cooking experience and prepare a traditional Japanese Donburi meal under the guidance of an English-speaking instructor.
Take a dip in the warm, soothing waters of Uji Natural Hot Spring Genji-no-Yu Onsen. As one of the top 10 hot springs near Kyoto, the onsen is continuously recommended by locals and travelers who love unwinding in the form of hot baths. What adds to the appeal of Genji-no-Yu Onsen is its minimalistic yet traditional exteriors and interiors. Visitors can choose to drench in open-air onsens to admire the garden-like design of the outdoor bath or choose to stay indoors to have shade from the sun.
If you’re visiting the picturesque city of Kyoto and looking to partake in cultural experiences and practices, then book through Klook for a maiko makeover inside the renowned Maiko-Henshin Studio Shiki! The maiko are apprentice geisha and their role is to perform songs and dances. Through this activity, you’ll go through the traditional makeover process of the maiko and get fitted with a beautiful kimono and wig. Once you’re in costume, you’ll be brought inside a picture or tea room where the studio staff will take photos of you. Feel free to get creative with your poses because you’ll be handed a small photo book at the end of the activity containing the photos that you can show off to your family and friends. If you select the packages that allow you to go on an hour-long stroll, you can roam around the nearby streets while in costume and take awesome snapshots of yourself with Kyoto’s iconic landmarks as your backdrops. This is definitely a must for those looking to experience Japanese culture through clothing.
Take a relaxing stroll around the calming atmosphere of bamboo groves and elegant mountain temples of rural Japan. Explore the captivating areas of Arashiyama and Sagano near Kyoto on this 5-hour walking tour. Get a chance to cross the scenic Togetsukyo Bridge, and catch glimpses of colorful koi swim by. Visit the Tenryuji Temple, the largest Zen monastery in western Japan. Admire the mountain-framed 14th-century temple and roam around the lovely ponds and gardens that fill the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, make your way into the stunning Sagano Bamboo Forest and walk through a surreal footpath in the dappled sunlight that streams through sky-high curtains of bamboo. Soak up the serenity of this mystical 330ft (100m) trail and snap photos with the towering canes as your backdrop. After experiencing the peaceful beauty of Arashiyama, hop aboard the Sagano romantic train from Arashiyama station to Kameoka station. During this 20-minute journey, you can enjoy the scenic view of the forested hillside and the Hozukyo Ravine before you get back on the JR to return to your starting point. The tour’s packages come with an English-speaking guide who will take you to these beautiful destinations.