Guía de Viajes de Kioto


Kyoto Crafts



Zoen (Gardens)

Stone, trees, grass, sand, moss… all of the elements of nature come together in the space of a garden with a meaning and a promise. This is the Japanese garden. The process of creating a miniature cosmos backed by Japanese aesthetics and incorporating natural materials can be called a type of hand-worked space design.



An unlimited variety of aromas can be created by mixing valuable Chinese spices. Religious incense, tea ceremony incense, personal incense… the various incense products enjoyed in the present day come from Kyoto culture that traces back to the Heian period. The thin, flexible and aromatic incenses of Kyoto, made with luxury ingredients, are collectively known as Kyo-senko.


Traditional architecture

As the capital of Japan for 1000 years, there was plenty of time for the techniques of building palaces, temples, castles, private residences and tea houses to advance to a high level in Kyoto, and foreign technologies were also brought in and made Japanese. The traditional carpentry techniques used in miya-style temple and shrine construction, machiya-style town house construction and sukiya-style tea house construction are representative cultural heritage of Japan.