This summer in Japan is so hot! It’s the right time to introduce you a Japanese dessert made with ice, kakigori


Enjoy your summer holidays ! 


Thomas Kimmerlin aka Mighty Tom started photography in his teenage years. After 20 years of shooting, he decided to look for a new approach that would make him a more “complete human”. So back in 2012, he decided to go past is naturally shy character and ask woman to pose for him. Nude.


Thomas’s nude photography is done in fairly simple way. No makeup, no hair stylist, no artificial lights. There are just two people in a room: a non-professional model and himself. He shoots in many ways he wants without rules, but there is one important thing to him: that is, to be “here, at this moment.


Located in the cradle of the traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto, and offering a hub for travelers from all around the world, The Lower East Nine Hostel is hosting Thomas’ pictures as an occasion to think about what makes us all human.


Information: 20 July ~ 20 August at LE9 hostel cafe 

                    free for exhibition(please order something at the cafe)

Hello! Half of 2018 has passed and summer is just around the corner! Introducing our event of the month “Tasting Japanese snacks and beers” that will be held on 15th July! If you bring your favorite snacks from your country to share at this event, you will enjoy a 50% discount off participation fee.

Do not miss this chance to try some tasty Japanese snacks and beers with our guests from all over the world as well as  our staff!

Information: July 15, from 7pm to 10 pm

Location: LE9 Bar

Participation fee:

Guests staying at the hostel : 1000yen(If you bring some snacks or foods from your country, the price will be 500yen)

    Public : 1000yen


We are looking forward to seeing you!!


Just started rainy season in Japan but its been very hot days in Kyoto these two days.

So we held the Takoyaki party to take away the rain and hot !


Everyone could take a part of this event even if they were not staying in our hostel.

Also you can Join us in the next event that will held 2 times in July.

We are very looking forward to seeing you in next event!

Thank you !


Hello guys,

It is raining in Kyoto and the cherry blossom petals are falling. But don’t be sad! Because we are having a new event on next Saturday, the 14th of April!

The theme of our event is Maki Sushi, rolled sushi.

You can get to pick the ingredients you want to put in your sushi and make it yourself with the help of our new staff, Kazuha!
Even better than cherry blossoms right?

We will host this even in THE LOWER EAST NINE HOSTEL.
The event will start from 19:30, but you can join later if there is still food left 😉
It costs only 500 yens to join this event. 

We are looking forward to seeing you! 

Hi guys!

Our okonomiyaki party last night was a success. Guests from all around the world.

Miss Wei helped us a lot with her amazing cooking skills.


Zoe, our friend from American came to stay in our hostel again, and we were so happy to see her.

It was a lot of fun!

We will be announcing our next event soon, so stay tuned!


Hi there, 

We would like to announce you that we will be having an “OKONOMIYAKI  PARTY”  on the 24th of March. 

Okonomiyaki is  like a Japanese savory pancake. The main ingredients are vegetables which are cabbage, spring onion, and so on. You can choose meat or seafood. It is a specialty of Osaka, a large city located just next to Kyoto. 

Let’s make Okonomiyaki together and have fun. It will be good memory in Japan.

While eating some wonderful Japanese food you can have a beer and get to talk to people all around the world. Sounds good right?

We hope that you will join this event!  


Date : 24th of March

Time : from 19:00 to 21:00

Place : The Lower East Nine Hostel

Price : 500 yens







Hi there! 

We will be having a maki sushi party in our common space on the 11th of February, so let’s gather and make sushi together! 
You can have a beer and get to talk to people all around the world, while learning how to make sushi. How good is that? 
So roll up your sleeves, and let’s make maki sushi together!

You can join for 500 yens if you are staying in our hostel!



On February 3rd, there is “Setsubun Festival” in Yoshida Shrine.
On the day of Setsubun, there is the custom of throwing roasted soybeans while chanting “In with Fortune! Out with Evil”. It is believed that the ogres are warded off by throwing beans, and that good fortune will then come to one’s home.

You are able to see the scene that Japanese exorcist drive away the ogres and more than 800 stalls.
You must enjoy this Japanese cultural event!

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