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Planning to Join the Gion Festival in Kyoto This 2018? Check Out These Handy Tips!

The Gion Festival, locally known as Gion Matsuri, is one of the most important festivals in Kyoto. With a history of more than 650 years, this festival originated as a part of the purification ritual to appease the god that caused plagues, earthquakes, etc. Author’s photo Today, the Gion Festival continues to be held annually…

The Complete Schedule of Kyoto’s Biggest Annual Festival, Gion Matsuri!

In case you did not know, Kyoto’s biggest annual festival, Gion Matsuri, is actually held throughout the whole month of July, with the main parade falling on the 17th. Here is a complete guide to the one-month Gion Festival so that you don’t miss out on the fun! July 1 to 5 From the 1st…

Don’t Miss This Spectacular Snow Lantern Festival in Kyoto This Winter 2018!

With many places to visit and activities to do during winter in Japan, this cold season is popular among tourists. One of which is to visit Shirakawa-go and marvel at old, snow-covered thatched roof houses illuminated at night. Unknown to many, there’s actually another place in Japan that has traditional thatched roof houses as beautiful…

Do Not Miss the Enchanting Street Illuminations of Arashiyama, Kyoto This December

Kyoto, being the old capital of Japan, is home to great temples, shrines, gardens, and geishas. This December 2018, Kyoto’s old streets will be adorned with lights and flowers as the Arashiyama Hanatouro is held. Here’s what you need to know about this much-awaited illumination event! Hanatouro “Hanatouro,” which literally translates to “flowers and lanterns,”…

Come to See a Magical Light that Appears From a Famous Temple in Kyoto this Autumn

There are a countless number of shrines and temples in Japan, and each has its own history and significance. The Kiyomizu Temple (Kiyomizu-Dera) is a landmark temple in Kyoto that you may already know of. It attracts thousands of locals and tourists due to its spectacular location, history, and sense of grandiosity! One interesting thing…

Challenge Yourself at the Kyoto Marathon in February 2018!

Do you like running and joining marathons and competitions? Are you looking for somewhere in Japan to test your strength and endurance? Discover the charms of the city of international culture and tourism in this one-of-a-kind event. Take in the stunning Kyoto landscape as you run at the Kyoto Marathon 2018! Kyoto has been the…

Prepare for the Upcoming ‘Gintama’ Live Action by Joining This Event in Kyoto!

Calling all Gintama (銀魂) fans, are you up for some adventure? Then get ready as the most anticipated Gintama live action film is currently collaborating with the City of Kyoto (京都) in commemoration of its premiere on the 14th of July 2017! Gintama’s anime and live action adaptation is uniting for an event which will…

Experience Japanese Green Tea Flavors at This Matcha-Themed Buffet in Kyoto

Many foreigners would like the opportunity to try Japanese green tea and matcha (抹茶) when they visit Japan. As a nationally popular ingredient and a large part of Japanese food culture, matcha and green tea have been loved since the 8th century. Did you know there is an event in Kyoto where you can try…
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