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“Hidden gem for traditional Japanese culture and tea tasting”
Bikouen, a traditional Japanese Tea House which is located close to JR Kyoto station. Bikouen, founded in 1872, sells quality Uji tea and matcha. On the 2nd floor, there is a Japanese tea room where guests can experience the most authentic tea...more
While Kyoto is famous as the old city centre of Japan, tea appreciation is one of the longest living heritage in this city. After my sightseeing at the traditional temples, I am very glad to have pre-booked this tea shop which has almost 150 years...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.