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!



Hello everyone!

2 weeks have already passed since 2018 began. We are having relatively warm days here in Kyoto, but it will be colder again next week according to the weather forecast.

By the way, what do you think of when you hear the word Kyoto?
To me, it is Maiko (or Geiko).

Maiko/Geiko look like the image attached, and they are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals and banquets. They are trained in traditional Japanese arts, such as dance and music, as well as the art of communication.

If you are lucky, you can see Maiko/Geiko around places like Gion area and Kamishichiken area.

Why not explore Kyoto more to see them?

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!

May 2018 be full of smile and happiness;)
We open cafe everyday 8:00-18:00 and everyday!
Welcome anytime:)

Hello everyone,

We are pleased to inform you that we will have ”Rui KIKUCHI EXHIBITION” at our sister hostel(LE9) next month!

The detail of the exhibition is as below.



・2017 Nov.15-Dec.31

・8:00 – 23:00

@The Lower East Nine Hostel




Please drop in to LE9 and enjoy the art work. You will definitely enjoy!


Hi everybody !

Halloween is coming soon, and we decided to launch not one, but three Halloween parties this year! So please come and have a taste at our scary takoyaki plates and our delicious Halloween cocktails, and meet lots of new people from around the world !



Come dressed as you are, or wear your craziest costume, everybody is welcome to have fun at LE9!

The 29th, 30th, and 31st of October,
From 18:00 to 23:00.
Entrance is free.
Halloween menu items are all 300 Y each
for guests, 500Y for other people.



See you soon !

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