Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Name: Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine Date: February 3rd (and 2nd) Time:  Feb. 3rd 11:00 – 16:00~; Feb. 2nd 13:00 – 16:00~ Cost: Free Place: Yasaka Shrine Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Gion-Shijo Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in Japan. Many temples and shrines have events where they throw lucky beans (fuku-mame) to drive away… Continue reading Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Falafel Garden

Name: Falafel Garden ファラフェルガーデン Cuisine: Falafel, pita, Israeli Vegan items Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash, Credit Card Size: Big Area: Sakyō-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Demachiyanagi Station The restaurant is just down the street from Demachiyanagi Station. The place smelled of coriander? seeds. Nice smell. The place has a nice and cozy decor. It has large glass windows… Continue reading Falafel Garden

Menbaka Ichidai Ramen

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

Busha Shinji

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and […]


Baikaisai 梅花祭 Date: February 25th Time: 10 AM – 3 PM Cost: ¥1,500. Only 3,000 tickets sold. Place: Kitano Temmangu Area: Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Baikaisai 梅花祭, held every February 25th, is a special event where maiko and geiko from the Kamishichiken geiko district perform tea ceremonies for 3,000 guests in Kitano Temmangu’s plum blossom grove. It’s very… Continue reading Baikaisai