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The founder of the Miho Museum, KOYAMA Mihoko, collected some of the finest pieces of artwork from cultures around the world and exhibited them in a stunning location where everyone can appreciate them.  In this way, she has tried to provide an opportunity for all people to experience the enriching, universal and life-long impact of beauty as a form of spirituality. 

2018 Autumn Special Exhibition
Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
The Human and the Supernatural
September 8 - October 8, 2018

After the first people from East Asia reached the northern part of the Americas over ten thousand years ago, they spent several more thousand years making their way to the southern tip of the continent. These people believed that there were gods everywhere, in humans, animals, and plants as well as in inanimate things such as rocks. They believed even landscapes possessed spiritual power. To them, the most important relationship in this world was not between human beings but the power dynamics between the spirits in the universe, and they looked to the sacred supernatural world, which ran through them. Let your imagination run through this long path of those who stood close to the mysteries of nature and the universe through the exhibition.

Open: Sept.8 - Oct.8, 2018; 10:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00)
Closed Mondays (or the next day, if Mon. is a national holiday)
Admission Adults: 1,100 yen; Students: 800 yen; Children: 300 yen; special prices for groups
Access Take the Teisan Bus (50 min.) from JR Ishiyama Stn.

The museum will be closed until September 7

SHISEN-DO Villa & Gardens
Hidden, fascinating and unforgettably beautiful

Shisen-do is the spectacular home and landscaped estate established by samurai, poet and literati Jozan Ishikawa(1583-1672) in 1641, after he was forced to retire by super shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa due to a serious disagreement. Highly individualistic, the buildings and gardens of Shisen-do are unlike any in Japan. Perfection is in the details and here you will sense it everywhere - winding streams, raked sand surfaces, sculpted bushes, the wild mountain in the background - especially at the height of spring and autumn. Experience another world: discover Shisen-do.

Open: 9:00-17:00
Entry: 500 yen, students 200-400yen.
Location: a short walk east of Ichijyoji Stn. of Eizan railways
Tel: 075-781-2954.

20th Anniversary in 2018
Inviting you to the Elegant and Glamorous World of ''The Tale of Genji''

Grand Reopening on Sept. 14th!
Inviting you to the Elegant and Glamorous World of “The Tale of Genji”

“The Tale of Genji” is acclaimed as the world’s oldest full-length novel and even in the present day is still cherished by the Japanese people.
Uji is a resort area that has been long admired by aristocrats since ancient times and is one of the settings in some of the novel’s chapters.
The Tale of Genji Museum presents the elegant world of Genji and the life of Japanese aristocrats in the Heian period with large screens, full-scale sets and models displayed right in front of you.
Join us in welcoming in our 20th anniversary this year and immerse yourself in our intriguing world of Genji.

Special Exhibition after Reopening
Sept. 14-Nov. 18
Highlights in Uji & Mitsuuji's Travel

Due to the renovation, the museum will be closed until September 13. The grand opening will be on September 14 (TBA).

Open: 9:00-17:00 (enter by 16:30)
Closed: Mon. (next day when natl. holidays); year-end & new-year
Entry: 500 yen
Access: A few-min. walk from Uji Stn. of Keihan or JR line; Turn right at the 3rd traffic light from the east side of the Uji Bridge
TEL: 0774-39-9300

Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum
Kyoto Sake Brewery & Machiya Town-house Cultural Museum

The museum designated a tangible cultural asset, introduces Kyoto's sake breweries history and townhouse culture; Also sake tasting & shopping, etc. available!

Open: Museum 11:00-17:00 (reception until 16:30)
Closed: Tue., Wed.(closed irregularly)
Admission: 500 yen (20 years old +) With museum tour & Sake tasting

*People under 20 years old are not allowed to drink alcohol in Japan.

Tel: 075-223-2072
A 10-min. walk from Subway Marutamachi Stn.


Shunko-in Temple
Experience the World of Japanese Zen at Shunko-in Temple

Shunko-in Temple offers Zen meditation classes and temple tours in English. The American-educated Vice Abbot will lead you in the basics of Zen meditation, followed by a tour of the temple and explain how meditation influences your mind in everyday life.

Zen meditation and temple tour: 2,500 yen (90 min.) *tax incl.
Every day
9:30-11:00 (no reservation required)
11:00-12:30 (only for a group of 10 or more; reservation required)

Zen meditation only: 1,500 yen (60 min.) *tax incl.
Every day: 9:30-10:30

*A bowl of matcha green tea and Japanese sweet will be served at the end of the session.

Stay in our newly-built guesthouse!
Rates: 7,000 yen/person (for 1 person/room),6,500 yen/person (for 2 people/room, ) 6,000 yen/person (for 3 people/room) *tax excl.
Check-in: 15:30-18:30, Check-out: 11:00
*All Japanese-style rooms (non-smoking), Free bicycle rental, Free WiFi in every guest room & common space, shared kitchen (self-catering OK)
Check our website for availability.

Shunko-in Temple
42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 JAPAN
Tel: 075-462-5488


Now, more to enjoy three brand new attractions! The Ninja Mystery House, 3D Maze The Ninja Fort and Sword N' Go!

In Uzumasa; Tel: 075-864-7716; Open daily: 9:00- 17:00 (Dec.-Feb.: 9:30-16:30); This is the only amusement park in Japan which gives visitors the chance to enjoy and experience the real setting of Japanese Samurai movies and dramas; You are welcome to wander around the sets and feel the atmosphere of old Japan; While exploring the park, you can try on traditional costumes of oiran, geisha or samurai, watch an exciting Ninja show and feel the nostalgic atmosphere of old Japan which only Toei Kyoto Studio Park can offer!

Rent a “Shinsengumi Happi” Costume and Take a Selfie
in the Toei Kyoto Studio Park

The Shinsengumi Happi is an easy-to-wear Japanese samurai costume!
Dress in the Shinsengumi Happi and enjoy taking sel¬es in the historical setting of the samurai world!
February 10 to April 8, 2018
At Special Desk on the 1F of PADIOS
*1,000 yen will be charged as a deposit (refundable).
*The number of happi is limited; the happi might not be available.
*Small size happi for children are not available.

Mar.1-Nob.30: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
Dec.1-Through Feb.: 9:30-16:30 (Last entry 15:30)
*Weekends & Holidays from Mar. to July and Sep., Everyday in Aug.: 9:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:00)
*Weekends & Holidays from Dec. to Feb.: 9:30-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)

Jan.15-Jan.19, 2018

Individual: Adlut 2,200yen, Jr. Sr. H.S 1,300yen, Child 1,100 yen
Group (over25): Adlut 1,980yen, Jr. Sr. H.S 1,170yen, Child 990 yen

Designed by world-renowned architect Isozaki Arata, the exterior and interior of this beautiful concert hall elegantly combines simple design principles with sophisticated function. The main floor of the hall is done entirely in limestone imported from Kyoto's Italian sister city Florence. The Main Hall can seat up to 1,839 people, and the Small Hall up to 514. Used for traditional and classical music performances, both halls include the most sophisticated acoustical designs. A unique pipe organ, with both metal and wooden pipes (the largest of its kind in Japan) can create both classical instruments and the traditional Japanese instruments. The Kyoto Concert Hall is located a few meters south of the east exit of the Kitayama subway station (on the Karasuma subway line).

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A UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (Proclaimed in 2003)

Experience the Pageantry and the World of Bunraku at Osaka's National Bunraku Theatre-only an hour from Kyoto. A unique creation of the lively, and free 17th-century of Osaka, Bunraku is recognized as one of the world's most fascinating living drama forms. The unforgettable stories and the beautiful puppets and costumes that characterize this amazing stage-art are only a little bit more than an hour away. Step off the train into a real-life world of drama and emotion-Bunraku-for something truly special and cultural. 12-10 Nipponbashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka; TEL: 06-6212-2531 (general inquiries only, for ticket reservations see Tickets).

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1 hour-long TAIKO class for tourists from all over the world!
Experience the local culture first hand!
Come empty handed and you will leave with an unforgettable memory!

Japanese Taiko Drumming Class: from 6,000 yen per person
*Price varies depending on the season.

Mon. 15:30-16:30
Tues. 16:00-17:00
Wed. 14:00-15:00; 15:30-16:30; 17:00-18:00
Thurs. 16:00-17:00; 17:30-18:30
Fri. 14:00-15:00; 15:30-16:30; 17:00-18:00

Make a lesson booking through our online reservation form!
*You may be in a lesson with other participants.
*Without reservation, we may not be able to fit you into our schedule.

Tel: 0120-923-915/ Fax: 075-813-8616
East side of Omiya, South of Takatsuji

Massage & Relaxation

On the west side of Fuyacho, south of Aneyakoji; Tel: 221-0432; Open: 13:00-23:00 (appointments accepted 12 :00-21:30); closed late Dec. to early Jan.; in operation for over 50 years, Asahido offers authentic shiatsu, non-oil massage, and anma (traditional non-oil Japanese massage); the clinic is housed in a refurbished machiya (traditional Kyoto townhouse); massage is performed by government-certified therapists in private rooms, in an atmosphere of taste and tranquility; based on the principles of East Asian medicine, shiatsu and anma are especially recommended for the relief of travel fatigue; pajamas provided; 60 min: 6,000 yen, 90 min: 9,000 yen; major credit cards accepted.