Best 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto (Temple & Shrine)

Best 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto (Temple & Shrine)

    Kyoto has many famous cherry blossom viewing spots such as Kiyomizu Temple. You enjoy the cherry blossoms not only in the day time but also at night, where the trees are beautifully illuminated. We are going to introduce best 5 cherry blossom spots (temple and shrine) you must visit in Kyoto.         No.1 Daigoji Temple     Daigoji Temple is famous place for cherry blossoms in Kyoto, where Hideyoshi Toyotomi held a cherry blossom party in the 16th century. There are beautiful weeping cherry trees…

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…

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….

What’s on? Check what the latest trend in KOBE COLLECTION!

What’s on? Check what the latest trend in KOBE COLLECTION!

               Overview      The Kobe Collection is a fashion event held every spring and autumn in Kobe and other cities with over 30 brands participated. It is characteristically a public relations event for consumers, and a chance for young designers to exhibit their own collections.              Event Schedule      Late August or early September Late February or early March Upcoming Event: KOBE COLLECTION 2015 AUTUMN/WINTER Date: September 5 (Sat), 2015 Time: 11:00 ~ 20:00      …

Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

          Overview   F1 is one category of motorsports. Suzuka Circuit is the leisure facility focused on international racing course, located in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. Besides racing course, there are also amusement part, hotel, etc.           Event Schedule   Main events: March (Motorsports Fan Thanks Day), July (Suzuka 8 Hours endurance road race), August (SUPER GT International Suzuka 1000km), September (F1 Japan’s Grand Prix). In addition, Super Formula and All Japan Road Race Championship’s domestic premier race will be held in April…

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…

The battle of youth: Koshien Japan National High School Baseball Tournament

The battle of youth: Koshien Japan National High School Baseball Tournament

          Overview   The National High School Baseball Championship of Japan, commonly known as “Summer Koshien” is held in August every year. The National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament of Japan, commonly known as “Spring Koshien” is held in March every year. “Summer Koshien” is the largest scale amateur sport event in Japan.             Event Schedule   Summer Koshien: mid-August Spring Koshien: late March             How to Purchase the Ticket   Advance ticket can be brought…

Welcome to Anime Lovers Paradise, Anime Japan !!

Welcome to Anime Lovers Paradise,  Anime Japan !!

        Overview   Anime Japan is Japan’s largest Anime event. There is even a saying that “everything about Anime is all here”. All the majors Anime related companies and organization exhibit and sale Anime goods, held stage performance, and various events.       Event Schedule   Every year on the last Saturday and Sunday of March Upcoming event: Anime Japan 2016 Date: March 26 (Sat) and 27 (Sun), 2016       How to Purchase the Ticket   You can purchase it from the Official Website…