Late Steve Jobs was well-known for being a Japanese Zen Buddhist. He had visited Japan several times to experience Zen. He also enjoyed Japanese food in Kyoto. Here we are going to introduce 5 places that he visited.
No.1 Saihoji temple (Kokedera)
Saihoji temple (西芳寺) is commonly known as Kokedera (苔寺). Kokedera is one of the World Heritages Sites in Kyoto. He often visited this temple with his family.
|Operating Hours||Appointed Time *You have to send postal mail to make reservation, one week in advance, in order to visit the temple.|
|Fee||JPY 3000 (USD $25) per person|
|Address||KYOTO, Nishikyo-ku, Matsuo, 56 Jingatani-cho|
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No.2 Sushi Iwa
Sushi Iwa restaurant is a sushi restaurant in Kyoto that Steve Jobs visited. He said, “This is the best sushi that I’ve ever had”. Here, you can taste very fresh and delicious sushi. In addition, the chef also speaks English very well.
Credit: Hitoshi Hokamura http://nobi.com/en/Steve%20Jobs%20and%20Japan/entry-1227.html
|Operating Hours||12:00 P.M. ~ 2:00 P.M. , 5:00 P.M. ~ 10:00 P.M.|
|Address||KYOTO, Shimogyo-ku, Shimojuzuya , Ainomachi-Nishiminamikado|
|Tel.||075-371-9303 / FAX: 075-344-9577|
No.3 Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya
This is a 200-year old, traditional soba specialty restaurant in Kyoto. Not only Steve Jobs but also Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, and other celebrities visited this restaurant.
|Operating Hours||11:00 A.M. ~ 8:00 P.M.|
|Address||KYOTO, Nagagyo-ku, Fuya-cho , Tori Sanjyo Agaru Shimohaku San-cho 295|
Tawaraya is a traditional Japanese style hotel with over 300 years history in Kyoto. Steve Jobs stayed at a special room called Gyosuian (暁翠庵). Tom Cruise had also visited this hotel as well.
|Address||KYOTO, Nagagyo-ku, Fuya-cho , Oike Sagaru|
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No.5 Ryoanji temple
Ryoanji temple is a Zen temple in Kyoto and one of the World Heritage Sites. This temple is very famous for its rock garden. Steve jobs used to come here to meditate.
More information: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3909.html
|Operating Hours||Mar – Nov 8:00 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
Dec – Feb 8:30 A.M. ~4:30 P.M.
|Fee||Adult: JPY 500 (USD $5)
Child: JPY 300 (USD $3)
|Address||KYOTO, Kyoto City, Ukyo-ku , Ryoanji , Goryonoshita-cho 13|
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