Recommended Day Trips in Kyoto! Senbon Shopping Street, Funaoka Onsen and Cafe SARASA! | FAST JAPAN
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Recommended Day Trips in Kyoto! Senbon Shopping Street, Funaoka Onsen and Cafe SARASA!

Take a quick day trip outside of the busy atmosphere of Kyoto into a beautiful Japanese countryside backdrop. Senbon Shopping Street, Funaoka Onsen and Cafe SARASA are ideal locations for travelers who are looking for a Japanese locals only experience!

Senbon Shopping Street

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

Senbon Shopping Street is located on the north side of Kyoto and can be reached by bus or train in about 20 minutes.

 

Funaoka Onsen

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

Funaoka Onsen was built in 1923 and it was first introduced but it was not until 1933 when electric was introduced when Funaoka Onsen really took off in popularity.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

The entrance fee for the Funaoka Onsen is 430 yen, you need and in addition to the indoor baths, there are also open air baths and sauna areas.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

In addition, the interior decoration of the locker room to the bathhouse has a retro atmosphere from the Taisho and Showa eras, which is quite worth a visit. Although the Funaoka Onsen is a popular Kyoto, there are almost no tourists in the area. If you want to experience the unique hot springs of Kyoto, you won’t want to miss Funaoka Onsen!
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Funaoka Onsen

Address: 82-1 Murasakino Minamifunaokacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8225

Access:
Take the Kyoto City Bus 206, exit at Senbon and walk for about 5 minutes
20 minute walk from Kuramaguchi Station
Price:
430 yen (Adults)
150 yen (Middle School Students)
60 yen (Children)

Hours:
3:00 pm – 1:00 am Monday – Saturday
8:00 am – 1:00 am Sunday

Phone: 075-441-3735

Website: Funaoka Onsen (Japanese)

 

Cafe SARASA

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

About 3 minutes walk from Kanaoka Onsen, Cafe SARASA is a coffee shop with striking arc-shaped eaves, wooden doors and windows that exude a unique and rich retro atmosphere.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

Built about 80 years ago and closed in 1988, Cafe SARASA was converted into a Western style cafe in 2000. SARASA also has the traditional architectural style unique to Kyoto.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

The store has plenty of space which include smoking and non- smoking areas. There are also reserved seats and general seats. A variety of books are sold on the bookshelf on the right side of the entrance.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

In addition to the various bottles and jars on the open bar, information about exhibitions and events can be seen from time to time.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

Wooden beams and matte walls allow visitors see the glazed majolica tiles, which is decorated with a beautiful pattern over a base of green.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

There are also other glazed Majolica tiles spread around the store.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

Looking out from the inside of the store, the Majolica tiles cover a wide range of store including a poster with the same design to the right.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

From 12:00 am to 15:00 pm for lunch it is 940 yen per meal. There are 3 courses to choose from depending on the season which include a main course, side dishes, a salad and a drink.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

The high ceilings retain the old architectural style and create a sense of space while maintaining a retro atmosphere.

Recommended Day Trip in Kyoto

The retro atmosphere is even present in the restroom. In coordination with the opening hours of the Funaoka Onsen, the cafe is open until 11:00 pm. After visiting the onsen can come check out the unique atmosphere of Kyoto.
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Cafe SARASA

Address: 11-1 Murasakino Higashifujinomoricho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8223

Access:
Take the Kyoto City Bus 206, exit at Senbon and walk for about 8 minutes

Hours: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
*Closed on the last Wednesday of every month

Phone: 075-432-5075

Website: Cafe SARASA (Japanese)

 

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