‘ask a giraffe’ is a quirky cafe with a quirky name. A great place for dating, or just unwinding after a tiring day!
Everyone knows that Kyoto is home to an abundance of shrines. But do you know that there are plenty of shrines that are not just open for praying? On fixed dates every month, stalls selling miscellaneous goods and food spring up around 40 over shrines that open up their grounds for bazaars (known as ichi in Kyoto). Allow us to introduce Tenjin-ichi, located in Kitano Tenmangu, the most prominent shrine bazaars of them all!
Japanese comedy anime Tamako Market was aired on TV from January to March 2013, by Kyoto Animation. The story revolves around protagonist Tamako Kitashirakawa, eldest daughter of a mochi (Japanese rice cake) store in Usagiyama Shopping District, who meets a strange talking bird that changes Tamako’s otherwise peaceful life in an ordinary shopping street.