5 Tips to Enjoy Your Visit to Yasaka Jinja Shrine

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Visit to Yasaka Jinja Shrine

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Visit to Yasaka Jinja Shrine   Yasaka Shrine, known as ‘Gion-san’, is located at the core of Gion district, Kyoto. The shrine grants so many types of  fortune, such as good luck, the well-being of the family, good marriage, success in business and so on. Having been loved by local people for a long time as well as tourists, the shrine is always crowded with people praying for fortunes.   No.1 The Two Gates The west gate, Seiroumon (西楼門), is that everyone might imagine when thinking…

5 Best Shrines in Kyoto

5 Best Shrines in Kyoto

5 Best Shrines in Kyoto   How many shrines do you think there are in Kyoto City? The answer is, about 800! Can you imagine how long it will take to visit all of them? From this vast number of shrines, we’ve picked up 5 must visit shrines for you.   No.1 Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷) Lately this has been the most visited site by foreign tourists, as it is well known for the Path of Thousand Torii Gates. The spectacular view of the range of vermillion gates is incomparable…

5 best bars in kyoto

5 best bars in kyoto

  The night in Kyoto is long, and the downtown never sleeps. You can find bars literary everywhere in Kyoto, but here are our recommendations of bars which get high reputation from the local! Please check them out and we hope you enjoy your night life!       No.1 bar K-ya (K家)   The bar is formerly machiya, an old style of house in Kyoto. The dim light inside generates the atmosphere. Their seasonal cocktails using fresh fruits are really nice as well as their standard drinks. Here is…

Nowadays trend! Home made beer in Kyoto’s BAR!

Nowadays trend! Home made beer in Kyoto’s BAR!

Since craft beer is now really a hot topic among foodies in Kyoto, there are plenty of places where you can indulge in Japanese craft beers and foods. Here are our recommendations!       No1 Wachi(和知)   They always have 100 kinds of bottled beer and 11 on tap. And their smoked foods really go with the beers. Moreover, there is also a huge menu of Japanese alcohol, sake and shochu. If you want to explore the world of Japanese alcohol, here is the best place to go!  …

Mountain of Burning Letters, Kyoto Daimonji Okuribi Mountain Bonfire!

Mountain of Burning Letters,  Kyoto Daimonji Okuribi Mountain Bonfire!

      Overview   Mountain Bonfire, known as Gozan no Okuribi or Daimonji Okuribi in Japanese, is one of the major traditional seasonal events in Kyoto. Here, the giant bonfires, each with a distinct shape, are lit on mountains surrounding the city. This bonfire also signifies sending off spirits of deceased family members who came to visit during O-Bon.             Event Schedule   Every year on August 16 Time: from 8:00 P.M.             How to Enjoy   The bonfires…

Japanese drum lessons! try hard to catch up the rhythm

Japanese drum lessons! try hard to catch up the rhythm

  Overview   Japanese drums are originated to the Jomon period (the time in prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC) and it was used as information transmission means. They are often played on the occasions of traditional festivals, Kabuki, Noh (a major form of classical Japanese musical drama) and religious ceremonies at temples and shrines. Japanese traditional drums are played with such dynamic physical movements and it is very energetic and powerful. If you are interested in Japanese festivals or music, it will be definitely an enjoyable cultural experience for…

Learning SUMO from the pro!

Learning SUMO from the pro!

    Overview   Sumo is the Japanese traditional wrestling sport where wrestlers try to force each other out of a circular ring or to touch the ground with anything except the soles of the feet. Sumo has been associated with Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japanese people) ritual. In Shinto, Sumo is regarded as the expression of the respect and appreciation to the God (”kami” in the context of Shinto) by wrestling among two healthy men blessed their power by the God. Some certain shrines in Japan still carry…

How about renewing yourself by trying beauty salons in JAPAN?

How about renewing yourself by trying beauty salons in JAPAN?

Are you interested in Japanese girls’ fashion and magazine and curious about secrets behind their beauty? Here are our recommendations for famous beauty salons based on through search on the internet!       1.Skin Check   1.Shiseido Ginza     【Tel】03-3571-7735 【Reservation (Japanese)】 【URL】English / Chinese http://www.shiseido.co.jp/netclub/reservation/stg/reserv1.asp?svc=70133 【Opening Hours】11:00 – 20:00 【Address】7-8-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 1040061 (GOOGLE MAP)       2.SK-Ⅱ- “Magic Ring”     【Tel】036-3289-5321 【URL】Japanese 【Opening Hours】10:00 – 22:00 【Address】Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ginza Branch: 5-5-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 1040061 (GOOGLE MAP)       3.POLA 【Tel】0120-375-355 【URL】Japanese…

TEA CEREMONY KOTO

TEA CEREMONY KOTO

    Tea Ceremony Koto   In Tea Ceremony Koto, you can experience Japanese tea ceremony, you can learn the spirit of tea ceremony and make powdered green tea. The tea room is an old Japanese house with tatami (Japanese mats).                       Features The sweets and powdered green tea are made by a long standing shop in Kyoto. Only 1 minute walk from Kinkakuji-Temple. (Only 1 minute walk from Kinkakuji-michi bas stop, the nearest bus stop to Kinkakji-Temple.) You can…

DON’T BE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SOUVENIRS SHOULD BUY ANYMORE: 5 RECOMMENDED SOUVENIRS IN KYOTO

DON’T BE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SOUVENIRS SHOULD BUY ANYMORE: 5 RECOMMENDED SOUVENIRS IN KYOTO

      Are you at a loss as to choose souvenirs for your family, lover, friends end even for yourself? Here are some recommendations that we have made for you!       No.1 Stuffed Doll of Japanese Giant Salamander   Let’s make your way to Kyoto Aquarium for the spectacular fish swimming in a huge tank and the cute dolphin show. Don’t forget to take this lovely Japanese giant salamander doll with you. Japanese giant salamanders used to be seen throughout Japan, but they are currently endangered to…