One of the biggest festival in kyoto - Aoi festival is coming soon on 15th May ! it is the oldest festival in kyoto, and there are a lot of Shinto ceremonies happening around to prepare for it. it is quiet but beautiful - with the large parade ; over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Kyoto imperial Palace to the Shimogamo & Kamigamo shrine. so you can see all the different traditional dresses in the parade.... have a look ! you can see...
If you're after beautiful flowers and green leaves in Kyoto, and want to choose quiet time...Mid-May to early June is the best ! Normally we have good perfect-for-walking days around this period. Even a rainy day makes the green more beautiful. Check out this website, it is not only Cherry blossoms, we have a lot more ... https://sharing-kyoto.com/See-Do/magazine/td008275
Cherry Blossom season is nearing it's end... so What's next ? It's Green Maple Leaves season ! Rurikou-in, Kibune-jinja, Toufuku-ji, Imamiya-Jinja, Shimogamo-jinja… There are many must-see in Kyoto! with Green maple leaves, even the rain can be a part of the beauty. Check this web site for your info → https://kyoto-trip.jp/en/401/ Update info (in japanese) https://souda-kyoto.jp/travel/aomomiji/index.html After the huge Cherry blossom crowds, Kyoto gets a bit quieter. Enjoy green maple...
Let's go visit Fun Fun To-ji temple flea market ! Held on the 21st of every month at To-ji Temple, it is one of the best markets in kyoto city. used kimono, antiques, ceramics, food, old paintings & books... all those treasures and knickknacks ! next market will be on 21st April 2019. To Toji market you can walk 15 mins from JR Kyoto station, or take a bus too. Come and have fun at this flea market ♪ Open from around 6am - 4pm See in detail on below website...☺️...
Sakura festival from 21 March to 14 April
at Nijo-jo castle.
8:45 a.m. to 16:00 p.m JPY 600yen
If you wear a "Kimono", entrance fee is free !!
Let's go & take photo with 300 sakura tree wearing kimono !!
[Access from Racine home Kyoto]
12 min. by Train
Subway "Gojo" - "Karasuma-oike"(change train here)-"Nijo-jo-mae"
Have you ever tried ZAZEN - Zen meditation ? if not, Try at Shorin-ji - a sub temple of Tofukuji. it's open to ALL visitors, they will guide beginners so easy to have a go ! Check out here for detail →http://shourin-ji.org/english/ for ZEN --- https://samuraimeetups.or.jp/culture/zen-meditation-for-beginners-zazen-guide If you need help for reservation, we can help you so just send us a message! It's nice and quiet place, just 30 mins to get there by train and walk from us. Try ZAZEN and make...
It's getting warmer in Kyoto ! For those who wants to check Cherry blossoms status, check out this web site. https://kyoto.travel/en/cherry-blossoms https://sakura.weathermap.jp/en.php One of the great Cherry-blossom spot in kyoto is Nijo-Castle. and there will be a Sakura-festival from 21st March to 14th April! it has 50 kinds of Cherry blossoms there, so it's just Beautiful and we can enjoy them for long period of time. Nijo-castle is 10mins subway ride from us, easy access! ■Nijo-Castle...
Special illumination - Higashiyama Hanatouro 2019 is coming soon ! from 8th March to 17th March, Don't miss the Beautiful Night time illumination in Higashiyama area !! Take a walk around it's just decorated beautiful, very different from what you see in daytime... for more detail ↓ http://www.hanatouro.jp/e/higashiyama/ from our place you can take subway and walk, easy to get there around. if you need help, feel free to ask us!
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...