Gion Hatanaka ryugin

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the oldest Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. Locally called “Oinari-san”, it is the main shrine of all the Inari shrines in Japan. People originally went there to prey for fertility, grain harvest, sake and tea, but now it’s more about business and general prosperity.

If you decide to go visit the shrine, we advise that you wear sneakers. Indeed, as the shrine is located on the sacred Mount Inari, it would take some time and efforts to reach the edge (Around 30 minutes). But all along the path, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful forest scenery and the red sacred gates (Torii).

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
          Address:          68 Fukakusa, Yabunouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
          Open :             8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          Fee :                No charge
          Access :          JR Nara Line to "Inari ".Keihan Line to "Fushimi Inari".
          Website : (Japanese)

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Friday, 2 May 2014

French Brasserie in Kyoto,

Bonjour Kyoto, 

Since it’s opening in 2007, the Brasserie Café ONZE offers authentic French Cuisine. As a matter of fact, the staff members practiced French cooking before opening the bistro. It is now a popular weekend hangout. 

You will be able to enjoy handmade dishes such as rillette and traditional terrine to eat with warm bread.  A wide variety of beers and wines are available at reasonable prices, so make your choice and taste a bit of France in Kyoto.

Brasserie Café ONZE - オンズ・ブラッスリーカフェ
600-8012 京都府京都市下京区木屋町通四条下る斎藤町125
Hours 15:00 to 1:00
Regular holidays on Tuesday