Hannari (gracefully and gorgeously in Kyoto dialect) traveling around in Kyoto
at your own pace by bicycle.

Kyoto attracts people not only from Japan, but also from around the world.
For people who want to enjoy traveling around Kyoto at their own pace,
going around Kyoto by rental bicycle is gaining in popularity.
It’s a good idea to get around the unexpectedly compact Kyoto by bicycle
in the season when the climate is comfortable (starting now).
Kyoto seen from a different point of view will surely bring some new discoveries.

01. [DAY.1] 11:00
A café boasted to the world by Kyoto where traditions are alive.

A café produced by Kaikado, the oldest tea canister maker in Japan. As Takahiro Yagi, the 6th generation owner, says “we hope our customers enjoy traditional crafts to their heart’s content”. Various traditional crafts are used for serving their food and drinks. The cup and saucer are Asahiyaki pottery from Uji, the plate for cakes is a custom-made article made by Nakagawa-mokkogei, and the glasses are original products ordered from PONTE in Gion. You can touch various items with traditional Kyoto inlay while tasting cheesecake and coffee.

Kaikado Cafe
352, Sumiyoshi-cho, Shichijo-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-353-5668
Open: 10:30 - 18:30
Closed: Thrusday, the first Wednesday of the month

02. [DAY.1] 14:00
A logging-type art space where you can experience art deeply.

Pieces of art are exhibited not only in the shared space, but also in each lodging room. Artists work out various approaches for each human activity such as sleeping, eating, and bathing. You can stay a night among an ongoing exhibition. The exhibits are replaced once a year. The exhibition of “Remote assimilation two aspects of Kohei” is held until Autumn 2017.

37-3, Mibubanba-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-432-8168
4 rooms, Twin room 15,000 yen/ 2 persons per night

03. [DAY.1] 17:00
Enjoy craft beers easily by cash on delivery.

After dropping your bicycle off at the hotel, go to the bar which specializes in craft beers and Japanese sake in Karasumaoike. The owner is a descendant of a sake maker. He selects only the brands of craft beer and sake made with careful handwork to his exacting standards. A wide range of beers are provided in styles such as IPA, pilsner, and pale ale. You can order easily by cash on delivery. It’s a good place to drop by casually for a simple glass of beer. At the event held once a month, you may find some rare beers from overseas.

545, Nijodencho, Karasumaoike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-741-6492
Open: 17:00 - 1:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays

04. [DAY.1] 18:00
A new kind of recycling is proposed combining traditions of Kyoto.

While considering the architecture of Kyomachiya traditional townhouses important, this space’s design is renovated in a modern style by Mr. Katayama of Wonderwall Inc. They showcase not only the recycled items with the portrait of the former owner and the story of each item, but they also exhibit products born of collaborative projects with makers of traditional crafts including Nishijin brocade.

77-6, Sueyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-708-3668
Open: 9:30 - 20:00, - 19:00 (Sunday, National holidays)
Closed: No scheduled holidays

05. [DAY.2] 11:00
A good coffee shop in a back alley where you can rent picnic ware.

A silently standing coffee shop in a back alley. As the name shows, the owner couple runs this cafe. The space is surrounded by antique furnishings, giving it a very relaxing ambiance. You can enjoy the original medium-dark roasted blend coffee named Daughter and carefully selected single-origin coffees. You can leisurely enjoy coffee on the bank of the Kamogawa River close to the cafe with the popular rental picnic set.

106-6, Shimouchikawara-cho, Koyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Open: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays

06. [DAY.2] 13:00
Find a fateful book from the selected volumes on these shelves through which you can clearly see the concept of the owner.

Opened in 2015 by Mr. Atsushi Horibe, who had worked for many years as the store manager at the Ichijoji store of Keibunsha, loved by book lovers from all over Japan. Newly published books, foreign books, and used books are categorized into overseas literature, subcultures, food, and so forth, and organically organized. It also provides cultural exhibitions at the gallery space at the end of the store, whose exhibition is replaced twice a month.

437, Tawaraya-cho, Marutamachi-agaru, Nakamachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL: 075-708-8340
Open: 10:00 - 20:00
Closed: Open throughout the year