Full of historic places due to the first permanent capital established in 794
Kyoto, once the capital of Japan between late 8th century and late 12th century, is located in Kansai region of honshu island.
It is one of the most popular places in Japan to visit as it preserves historic places all over the city.
Kyoto preserves many historic places from old days as it was not targeted for attacks during the World War II due to its historic value.
Various places in Kyoto, Uji and Otsu were registered as world heritage and attracts tourists throughout a year.
Gion area is filled with ochaya, tea houses where geisha ladies perform and luxurious restaurants.
Amanohashidate, literally means “heaven’s bridge” is one of the three most beautiful views of Japan.
Shibazuke - pickled eggplant with red-purple color and strong sour taste
Yuba - soft and thick tofu skin with chewy texture
Yatsuhashi - mochi with red bean paste that has two kinds; raw and baked
As a former capital of Japan, Kyoto has various unique local products. Nishijin-ori weaving is one of the examples. It is traditional weaving textiles in Kyoto that traces back to 5th or 6th century and it used not only for kimono but also for other goods.
Kyo-yuzen is a dying technique that was invented around the end of 17th century. Since then, it has become popular as a kimono dying method due to its vivid color.
Kyo-yaki, also called Kiyomizu-yaki, is a type of potteries made in Kyoto. There was a demand for tea wares as tea ceremonies became popular and Kyo-yaki established its status.
ICHI Essential Aqua Cream
All in one moisturizing cream made of Japanese ingredients
This all in one moisturizing cream is made of carefully Japanese ingredients such as plums, tea leaves, and organic rice by using clean water from the Japanese Alps. It also includes rose water from Bulgaria that releases your stress and lifts your facial skin.
Combining colored leather with gold leaf
The Daybreak long wallet is made using Kyoto’s traditional technique of gold leaf stamping, a technology found in the industrial field of Kyoto Buddhist altars. Craftspeople press the gold leaf one by one onto the wallet, creating a never-before-seen bicolor. The combination of colors brings to mind the dawn of a colorful day. The wallet is not too flashy; it can be carried to glamorous events but is perfect for everyday use.