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 Temples in Kyoto

5 Best Temples in Kyoto

5 Best Temples in Kyoto Temples are one of the main objectives to visit Kyoto for most tourists. However, there are way too many temples to decide which ones to visit. Let’s check out our list of 5 (actually 6) must see temples!   No.1 Kiyomizu Temple Surely, there’s no one that doesn’t know this temple. Indeed, your trip is never completed unless you visit here. The panoramic view from the stage is breathtaking. It has different, beautiful sceneries depending on the time, and season. We especially recommend you to…

Best 5 Cherry Blossoms Spots in Kyoto (Park & Walkway)

Best 5 Cherry Blossoms Spots in Kyoto (Park & Walkway)

    Kyoto has many cherry blossom spots. Not only cherry blossoms you see in the day time but also illuminated trees at night are very beautiful. We are going to introduce best 5 cherry blossom spots (park and walkway) you must visit in Kyoto.       No.1 Maruyama Park   Maruyama Park is the most famous park for cherry blossom spots. The symbol of the park in spring is a big weeping cherry tree which is illuminated at night. The park is next to Yasaka Shrine and get…

Ease your mind and find peace through Zen Meditation~

Ease your mind and find peace through Zen Meditation~

                 Overview     The Zazen means a meditation, the Buddhist primarily religious practice. This practice can be usually seen in some specific Japanese Buddhist sects, such as Rinzai School, Soto School etc.), those which used to be commonly believed among Samurai in the past. The significance of this religious practice is to face yourself and to find out who you really are. While other Buddhist sects taught their believers that continuous recitation of five or seven sutra can take them to the heaven,…

Discover Japanese Mind & Hospitality through Tea Ceremony Experience

Discover Japanese Mind & Hospitality through Tea Ceremony Experience

        Overview   Japanese tea ceremony can be widely defined as hospitality, art, philosophy etc. The uniqueness of Japanese tea ceremony is that is not only about enjoying the taste of tea, but it also reflects Japanese cultures and show hospitality to guests. Experiencing the Japanese tea ceremony enables you to discover Japanese’s mind and experience the unique Japanese way of hospitality.         Information   【Name】En 【Address】272, Matsubara-chou, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 6050063 (at the intersection of Higashioji St and Shinbashi Street)      …

Be Maiko for a Day and Stroll through Kyoto in Beautiful Kimono !

Be Maiko for a Day and Stroll through Kyoto in Beautiful Kimono !

            Overview   Wouldn’t it be an awesome experience to dress up like a Maiko and walking in the classic street of Kyoto? It will make you enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto even more. All the procedures such as full make-up, hair styling, and Kimono dressing, will be done by professional shop. Maiko Experience is a unique way to enjoy wearing traditional dress and sightseeing in the historical district at the same time.   ** Maiko is female performer of singing, dancing, playing musical instruments…

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnZNOIp5KY Overview   It is easy just to be Samurai by wearing Samurai costume, but do you actually know how exactly Samurai acts and fights using their swords? This place, Samurai Kembu enables you to learn the background of Samurai and gives you insights behind Samurai!           Information   【Name】Samurai Kembu (サムライ剣舞) 【Address】35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, B1F Neo Art Bldg., Kyoto 605-0005       【Access】   [Route 1] Kyoto Station 京都 → (Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) → Karasuma Oike 烏丸御池 → (Kyoto Subway Tozai…

Plastic Food Sample Art Experience

Plastic Food Sample Art Experience

          Overview   One of the very unique experiences that you can try in Tokyo is the plastic food sample experience. Japanese food sample is gradually becoming popular for its detailed design and realistic look. Most of the restaurants in Japan put these plastic food samples in their display window in order to attract customers, which is very unique Japanese culture. At this plastic food sample factory, you can make your original sample of various Japanese foods such as Tempura and Sushi or sweets like cakes…

Fly High and Touch the Sky ! Hot-air Balloon Experience!

Fly High and Touch the Sky ! Hot-air Balloon Experience!

        Overview   Have you ever been in a hot-air balloon? If not, won’t you have your first experience of floating in the sky here in Japan? Let’s fly up high and take sight of Japan, which you have never seen before!             Information   Hokkaido   This is an amazing floating experience, where you could look and observe the great nature of Hokkaido from above the sky. You can see Taisetu Mountain, Tokachi Mountains, and the city of Furano all at…