Eight Nest Ginkakuji is a women’s only share house
with 3 rooms and a spacious bathroom.
This time I’d like to take you on a walk around the area that can be enjoyed even in this season ^^.
Jishouji Temple was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa,
the 8th shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate.
You can quietly feel the traditional beauty of Higashiyama’s culture
through its Zen Buddhism-influenced architecture and karesansui garden.
～philosophical path～（8min. walk）
It is said that the name comes from a philosopher, Ikutaro Nishida,
who strolled along this path in the Meiji era (1868-1912) while being lost in thought.
You can enjoy a leisurely stroll while feeling the tranquility of Kyoto
with the beautiful scenery of the four seasons.
Places to enjoy on the Path of Philosophy
You can buy romance-related spots that are popular with women,
as well as unique Kyoto accessories and handcrafted goods♪
“A phone booth to help you find love” 恋愛成就の電話ボックス
(It is said that if you call the person of your choice from here, your love life will be fulfilled.)
“Asahi-tei” 旭亭 洛左店
(A cute design of a girl in a kimono wrapped in Japanese paper, 100 yen per lot)
“Happy (Shiawase) Jizo-son” 幸せ地蔵尊
(A small hall and a red banner mark the spot.)
(You can buy bags made of crape fabric, Japanese goods and accessories)
“The House of the Wind” 風の館
(You can make your own mobiles in the workshop.)
■Bunbuku Teahouse 0757610432
A sweet shop right outside of the Ginkakuji Temple.
The most popular is the Uji green tea zenzai.
Shaved ice with green tea is also recommended in summer.
■Kyoto boiled Tofu KISAKI http://www.kyoto-kisaki.com/intro.html
Enjoy tofu and other Kyoto cuisine that makes the most of the ingredients in a tatami room.
■Private Library http://shisetsu.life.coocan.jp/
Opened in 1973, this facility has a wide range of books from dictionaries to manga.
Anyone can use it, open until midnight, you can bring in snacks, drinks,
and lunches, and there is a computer outlet.
■Urushi no Tsunesaburo http://www1.enekoshop.jp/shop/ urushi-kyoto/
They deal in high quality lacquerware made by many artisans such as woodworkers,
lacquerists and maki-e artists.
We recommend easily available chopsticks as a souvenir.
There are many more attractions around Ginkakuji Temple.
How about living in an environment rich in nature
and close to the history and culture of Kyoto?
For international exchange share house in Kyoto, come to 8NEST!
Would you like to share your life with your housemates from all over the world? It is also recommended for students who want to keep the initial cost low because it is furnished with appliances. Whether you want to study Japanese, live in a location with easy access to the city, or live in a quiet Kyoto location, this share house is the place for you. Be sure to check it out!