Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses

1. Reflecting Kyoto’s unique culture, the sento (public bathhouse) is often used as a performance venue.

2. Nishikiyu is well-known for holding Nishiki Yukai Yose. This is a popular rakugo (comical storytelling) event hosted by the famed rakugo performer Ensho Shofukutei, who has fans in the United States. Other events such as musical performances and used book fairs are also held from time to time.

3. Funaoka Onsen is famous for its interior, which has been registered as a tangible cultural asset. Once you enter the dressing room or the bathroom, you encounter many fabulous carvings that depict various auspicious occasions. These carvings were created by a single artist over a period of 10 years. More than 70 years after completion, they still watch over the bathers.

4. Sarasa Nishijin is a café in a renovated 80-year-old bathhouse. The exterior of the shop looks like an old-fashioned traditional Japanese sento while the interior is decorated with made-in-Japan majolica tiles that give it a quaint look. It is so comfortable that you could spend hours here — while not feeling dizzy at all like you would at a regular sento!

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Kyoto Proverbs
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Tea master
茶道家
Hot spring spa
温泉
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Monja
もんじゃ
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Awamori
泡盛
Shiisaa
シーサー
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Haarii
ハーリー
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Japan
Dekirukana
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
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SPACE BROTHERS
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OSAMU TEZUKA
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Department store basement
デパ地下
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Wrapping
ラッピング
WHISKY
ウイスキー
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE CAKES
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NOH
IAI
居合
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
e-Sports
e-Sports