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….

YABUSAME, horseback archery~ the art of speed and strength

YABUSAME, horseback archery~ the art of speed and strength

       Overview      Yabusame means horseback archery activities, which originated from 6 century A.D, when Kinmei emperor prayed for the peace of his kingdom and the rich of his people by shooting off three board on a running horse. However, it does not formally become a ritual until 12 century A.D when Minamoto Noyoritomo changed Yabusame into one of the famous ritual in Japan. Nowadays, many shrine all over Japan offer the chance to take a look of this wonderful ritual which combines skill and strength.  …

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

            Overview   Sumo is a Japanese style wrestling in an elevated ring. Originally performed in Japanese ancient rituals and festivals, it is now Japan’s national sports. At the same time, it is also considered as form martial arts.           Event Schedule   Sumo Official Tournament (honbasho) is held regularly as follows. Every year, during the first or second week of January, March, July, September, and November for 15 days.         How to Purchase the Tickets   There…

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…

Welcome to the World of Endless Fun and Excitement ! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN !

Welcome to the World of Endless Fun and Excitement !  UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN !

               Overview      Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the four Universal Studios theme parks. It receives 8 million visitors annually. USJ is the second most famous theme park in Japan.   Official Homepage http://www.usj.co.jp/e/              How to Purchase the Ticket      Admission Ticket grants you admission into the park and the use of all attractions. Universal Express Pass shortens your waiting time. You don’t need to wait for some popular attractions!     ・Admission Ticket…