Tofu is another specialty of Kyoto. Have dinner at Mamehachi Hanare in the charming Gion district. Taste the history and the “now” of tofu in the array of Obanzai homecooked dishes.
Photographed in cooperation with Mamehachi Hanare
Cool off in the evening as you chat by the Kamo River. The adorable CAFETEL pink lantern lights up the night path while softly changing colors. What a day filled with everything Kyoto!
HOW TO ENJOY
「‘Azayaka’Vivid Ladies’ Trip」
【Recommended for your first night】 An ‘Azayaka’ Vivid Ladies’ Trip for maximal photogenics.
When you get to Kyoto, go to CAFETEL first. Drop off your luggage and eat at the 1st floor café before going out. Share a Sanjo Lady pancake among the three of you to start the fun!
After turning into a Kyoto kimono girl, visit the Yasaka Koshindo Temple. Your wish is supposed to come true if you dedicate a ‘kukurizaru’ talisman and give up one of your desires. The colorfully decorated precinct is a great photo opportunity.
Take the Tatsumi Bridge on your way back and get a feel of the geisha quarters. The murmuring Shirakawa stream, cobbled path, and charming machiya townhouses make it a very “Kyotoish” spot. The Ipponbashi Bridge that is in exquisite balance with the willows will make you want to go out of your way for a photo.
The night is still young. Start your girls’ night out at the CAFETEL café which transforms into a bar at night! Chat the night away with rosé wine and a mysterious color-changing cocktail.
HOW TO ENJOY
「‘Sawayaka’Refreshing Ladies’ Trip」
【Recommended for your second night】 A ‘Sawayaka’ Refreshing Ladies’ Trip for freedom with bike share.
At CAFETEL, we have a smart share cycle Mobike port. The bicycle’s easy to borrow and easy to return, so let’s pack a picnic lunch in the basket and take a leisurely cycling trip around Kyoto.
The Kamogawa River that flows from north to south in the city of Kyoto is a gathering spot familiar to locals and tourists alike. Heading from Sanjo, if you find a nice place along the river, spread out your food & drink for a picnic.
Just taking a stroll in the greenery of the Shimogano Shrine refreshes you. There are many places of interest in this world heritage site including the Mitarashi River where you can pray for good health by dipping your feet inside and the Kawai Shrine where you can pray for beauty by hanging a hand mirror-shaped ema wishing tablet.
A bicycle that can make sharp turns is perfect for sightseeing in Kyoto. Enter a back alley and you might run into a hidden café or other great find. Cycling three in a row with fellow travelers would be an unforgettable memory.
For a night out in Kyoto, go to Kiyamachi where a variety of shops line a long and narrow cobblestone alley. From restaurants to bars, you’re bound to find the shop for you. Chatter away and reflect on all the fun you had today.