From the middle of March to mid-April every year is cherry blossom season. The time to enjoy cherry blossoms is short, but the brevity of the season makes the beauty of the cherry blossoms that much more valued.
Using the Sento in Kyoto: An introduction to public bathhouses along the Keihan and Eizan Railway lines
Bathing at the sento, or public bathhouse, is a time-honored tradition in Japan. Unlike hot springs, which are common in outlying areas in Japan, sento are located in towns and have long been an important part of daily life, where they offered a forum for community interaction as well as a good soak.
Learn about convenient bus services, including the limousine buses that connect Kyoto and Kansai International Airport.
Here we give our recommendations for hotels in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga.
Learn about sightseeing and other leisure activities, including a cruise on Osaka Bay.
Shopping and Dining
Along the Keihan rail lines, there are shopping malls, restaurants and lots of other great places to visit. Check out our suggestions.
- March 4, 2020
- Added PDF document "Away in Kyoto Vol.7"
- February 25, 2020
- Added a PDF document about cherry blossoms on the Keihan Railway
- January 31, 2020
- Information Regarding Tourist Information Centers has been Posted
Due to the Japanese consumption tax rate revision on October 1, 2019, actual prices may differ from the prices written on this website.