Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

Best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto

    There are many attractions in Kyoto and many of them provide English explanations, so visitors from overseas can enjoy as well as Japanese people. Here, we are going to introduce best 5 attractions you must visit in Kyoto.       No.1 Samurai Kembu Theater   Samurai Kembu, the traditional sword dance, attracts many visitors from overseas. The show is explained in English. You can experience a real samurai through lessons. You can dress up in a samurai costume, handle Japanese sword and bring pictures taken when in…

Best 5 gardens you must visit in Kyoto

Best 5 gardens you must visit in Kyoto

There are many gardens in Kyoto and some of them are very famous around the world. Here we are going to introduce best 5 gardens you must visit in Kyoto.     No.1 Katsura Imperial Villa   Katsura Imperial Villa is a purely Japanese architecture and garden. The villa can be watched only from tours that is held by the Imperial Household Agency. You can walk around the central pond in the garden during the tour. The tour is applied only from the website and if you want to take…

5 Most Interesting Activities to do in Kyoto

5 Most Interesting Activities to do in Kyoto

  As Kyoto is best known as the old capital, where Japanese traditions are most preserved, don’t you think this is a perfect place where you can immerse and experience a true Japanese culture? Here we would like to recommend you a 5 most interesting to do in Kyoto.         1.Kimono Walking Experience ~ A unique sightseeing experience   When speaking of Kyoto, people often have an image of a traditional city with people strolling around in Kimono, traditional Japanese dress. Though it is rare to spot…

Best 5 hotels you must stay in Kyoto

Best 5 hotels you must stay in Kyoto

    There are many selections of hotels and inns in Kyoto. Here we are going to introduce five recommendable hotels that would suit your luxury stay.             No.1 The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto   This newly built hotel is located in the center of Kyoto city. It received five stars rating in the Michelin Guide Kansai 2015. From the hotel, you can see beautiful views of Kamogawa River and Higashiyama mountains. In addition, you can also experience Japanese culture through various activities held by the hotel….

5 things to do in Japan by John Lennon

5 things to do in Japan by John Lennon

      No1.       Kyoto’s Yunohana Onsen Hot Spring Resort    SUMIYA KIHO-AN        Sumiya is a Japanese style hot spring resort. During the time when John Lennon halted his music activities, he and his wife visited Kameoka City in Kyoto and stayover in Sumiya Kiho-an. Lennon is said to especially enjoy the traditional hot spring in the scenic nature.       Kyoto Yunohana Onsen Hot Spring Resort SUMIYA KIHO-AN Reception Hours 9:00 A.M. ~ 10:00 P.M. Address KYOTO, Kameoka City, Hiedano-cho, Yunohana Onsen Tel. TEL…

5 Best Spots for Ghibli Fan

5 Best Spots for Ghibli Fan

    Have you heard of Japanese anime film My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away before? These two most famous Japanese anime films are both produced by one of the best known animation production house in Japan called Studio Ghibli. The studio produced eight of the fifteen highest grossing anime films made in Japan namely Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, etc. Ghibli films are also well- recognized for its incredibly detailed, hand-drawn animation with an imaginative coming of age story. Here, we would like to recommend…

5 Things to do in Japan by Katy Perry

5 Things to do in Japan by Katy Perry

        Credit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/cultural-appropriation-katy-perry_n_4337024.html?utm_hp_ref=japan&ir=Japan     Japan is the place I love most in this world! I always look forward coming to Tokyo! I love Japan! Kawaii!                       –Katy Perry- 2013/10/30 at Narita Airport            Robot Restaurant      Robot Restaurant is a sci-fi theme restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The restaurant is well-known for its spectacular performance by robots and dancers. Katy Perry went during her stay in Japan and gave her signed CD.  …

Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

Be a Part of Tuna Auction in the World Largest Fish Market ~ Tsukiji Market

        Overview       Tsukiji Market is the world’s biggest market located in central Tokyo. The market is divided into three 3 sections: seafood, vegetable/fruits, and processed goods, which totaled up to more than 480 kinds of food. Among these three sections in the market, fish market is most famous and unique.   Early every morning, there is a famous tuna auction where tourists are can freely see it. In the market, you can see a unique way of aunction called “Teyari(手槍)”, where only hand gestures is…

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

Noh ~ The charm of stillness, the story beyond the mask

           Overview      Noh is the Japanese oldest stage performance which originates from Muromachi period. It derived from ancient music and dance dedicated to the Gods. Unlike Kabuki, Noh emphasizes ‘calmness’ and ‘stillness’ of the performance. You have to use your imagination to fully understand the meaning of performer’s subtle action and expression of the masks that they wear to immerse yourself into the world of noh.            Theaters      There are a lot of noh theaters all over Japan….

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

Luxurious Tokyo Sightseeing Experience? Yakatabune (Japanese Houseboat)!

               Overview      Yakatabune are a kind of private Japanese boat, where people ride for sightseeing or holding party with friends and families. You can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo in an unconventional way−−− from boat. You can enjoy the sight Tokyo’s bayside where you can see many unique bridges along river, Skytree, and Odaiba. During spring, you can enjoy a beautiful river view with cherry blossoms. While in summer, you enjoy fireworks. Traditional Japanese food is also served on boat. You will enjoy…