Kitano tenmangu shrine - it is known as one of the nation's best places to view Ume trees (Plum trees).
there is a Plum tree garden open from Early Feb to early Mar, ( this year from 8th)
and the Plum blossom festival will be on 25th Feb.
Setsubun - means the day before the first day of spring. It usually occurs around February 3rd. On this day, in a custom called mame-maki, people throw and scatter roasted soy beans inside and outside their houses while saying, "Get goblins out of the house! Invite happiness into the home!" Some people believe that mame comes from the word mametsu which means drive away evil matter, in Kanji. (quoted from https://www.alc.co.jp/speaking/article/kihon/34.html) In kyoto, there will be a lot of...
Many Japanese people visit a shrine (or a temple) during the first three days of January. We wish for all the best and happiness for New Year. one of the most popular shrine in kyoto is Fushimi-inari shrine! the shrine with thousands of vermilion torii gates. It has the benefit of huge harvest, prosperous business, safety of the family. So come and make a visit to kyoto, join our New Year's Hatsumoude !!