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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一本饂飩
Tea master
茶道家
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Japanese pub
居酒屋
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デコる
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
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浅草
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Shinjuku
新宿
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
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シーサー
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
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三線
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Japan
Kinnikuman
Italy
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I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
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TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
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包丁
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