On April 5th, 2017, Yumeyakata's Beniko-sensei appeared on Asahi TV's "Kiyoshi - Kuroda no Kyou mo Hee-Hoo" (Today again, Kiyoshi and Kuroda will be surprised) show! This variety show is aired every week from Monday to Wednesday at 10:53 am, aiming at learning more about society in Japan. The personalities, Mr. Kiyoshi Nishikawa and Mr. Kuroda (AKA Messenger) make a tour with a guide (the Hee-Hoo sensei) to different places according to the theme.
On April 5th, the theme was "Kyoto in Spring". Beniko-sensei, our former maiko who is very knowledgeable about Kyoto, appeared as the guide on that day! She took Mr. Kiyoshi and Mr. Kuroda to her favorite shops.
■Wanna know more about maiko culture?
≫ Former maiko Beniko's blog "Do you know?"
■Wanna know how to move around elegantly in kimono?
≫ Beniko-sensei's kimono lectures (for free!)
Beniko-sensei's recommended places that appeared on the show
〈A famous rice specialist restaurant?〉
Kome-Ryotei Hachidaime Gihey
Address: 296 Gionmachi-kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073
Opening hours: 11:00-14:30 / 18:00-21:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
〈The oldest remaining broom in a 200-year-old establishment?〉
Address: Sanjo Ohashi Nishi-zume, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004
Opening hours: 9:30-19:30 (closing times: end of the year, irregular)
Website: http://eng.trip.kyoto.jp/spot/db/Naito-Shoten/ ("Today, Kyoto, Tomorrow" website)
〈A hidden, old-fashioned coffee shop that is popular among young ladies?〉
Address: 277 Enpukujimaechō, Nakagyō-ku, 604-8045 Kyoto
Opening hours: Weekdays 14:00-20:00 / Weekends and holidays 12:00-20:00 (closed on Thursdays)