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December 8, 2019

The most popular season for visiting Kyoto can be autumn. Viewing the crimson foliage is truly a special treat for everybody.

The beauty of the foliage in Kyoto owes to its land-form and the climate. This year, despite the late arrival of the autumn, the color...

December 7, 2019

The ROHM Illumination, the famous winter event in Kyoto has begun. 

Around the intersection of the Gojo and the Sai streets, 860 thousands of LEDs are lit, illuminating the Metasequoia avenue and the lawn field in the premises of ROHM company.

The event represents the...

September 29, 2019

Around 1860, at the time of Bakumatu (幕末, the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate), the public security in Kyoto was very unstable due to the rise of the Sonno Joi (尊王攘夷, extreme imperialism and exclusionism) sect in Kyoto. In order to regain the security, Sir Matus...

August 24, 2019

Confectioneries in Kyoto has been uniquely developed in harmony with the long history and the rich cultures in town. In the end of the Muromachi (室町) period, people from Portugal introduced a varieties of sweets, such as castilla (カステラ), Konpeito (金平糖, coloured small s...

August 19, 2019

On August 16th, the Gozan-no-Okuribi (五山の送り火, Bonfires on the top of five mountains in Kyoto) was conducted and safely finished. Due to the typhoon hit Kyoto on the previous day, many people were worried if it would be carried out or not, because it was an very importa...

July 29, 2019

Every year, I visit the event called "Shishigatani Kabocha-kuyo (鹿ケ谷カボチャ供養)" at Anraku-ji temple (安楽寺) located at the eastward of the Tetsugaku no michi (哲学の道, a street called Philosophers' Path). Anraku-ji is a temple of Jodo sect of Buddhism founded by one of the dis...

June 26, 2019

The season of hydrangeas has come. I wonder where has the Tsuyu (梅雨, the rainy season) gone? Usually, it comes with hydrangea flowers but not this year.

The most famous place for viewing hydrangeas in Kyoto is Mimurodo-ji (三室戸寺) temple, otherwise called as "Ajisai-...

June 18, 2019

In Kyoto, we have many Wagashi (和菓子, traditional Japanese sweets) stores, and many of them have deep connection with historical facts and stories. Thanks to the significant deal of demands in quality from many Tea Ceremony schools, their products have been developed in...

June 16, 2019

Form Tuesday, June 25, to Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Tentokuin (天得院) temple holds the Special Admission for Kikyo (桔梗, Japanese ballon flower) Viewing. Tentokuin is a Zen (禅) temple of the Tofukuji (東福寺) of Rinzai sect (臨済宗), and very famous as the temple of flowers. Pl...

June 10, 2019

We had some rain yesterday in Kyoto. It was long after the fine days of intense heat, and the rain felt somewhat soothing. 

So, I took a walk to Heian Jingu Shrine (平安神宮), and fortunately, the shrine was open to public with free admission yesterday!

The Heian Jingu shrin...

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Closed on 31st Dec to 3rd Jan

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