Really That Good! The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

There are places and things in Japan that everyone raves about. You’ve probably heard the following words countless times from your friends and the people you meet in Japan: “Oh, you’ve gotta see this!”, or “you haven’t tried *insert food* yet? You simply have to!” Understandably it can have a negative effect on your own…

Monju-do Defune Dragon Festival

What is Monju-do Defune? It is a traditional festival that takes, every year, place based on a legend. There is a stage made on the sea and dragon-dance performances are held with bright illuminations and pine torches. The performance ends with luminous fireworks that captivate anyone. According to the legend, there was a dragon which…

Fireworks and Lantern Festival in Miyazu, Kyoto

Every year in the month of August, this festival takes place in Tango (Northern Sea-side part of Kyoto) region of Japan. It is a very colorful, warm, bright and festive event that lights up not only the skies but also your life. If you are in Tango by any chance during that time, you do…

Enrich Your Knowledge about Manga at Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum Manga is a popular thing in Japan among Japanese or foreign people. We have already known about some manga museum, especially Ghibli museum in Tokyo. In Kyoto, there is also a manga museum. This place is called Kyoto International Manga Museum. kyotomm.jp/ Kyoto International Manga Museum is established as a collaboration…

How to Meet Real Geishas in Japan

It is no doubt that many people are curious to know the appearance of a real Geisha. In Japan, Geishas can be found in Kyoto. Geishas, the ladies with white painted face, wearing a beautiful kimono and walking elegantly are rare and unique thing that people may seldom to see in their daily life. So,…

The Scenic Amanohashidate Walkway

Where is it? Amanohashidate natural sand-bridge has been rated as the most scenic walkway in Japan.This sand bar is about 3.6 km length and it is covered with pine trees and can be traversed on foot or by bicycle. It takes almost one hour on foot to go from one side to the other. amanohashidate.jp/…

6 must-do cultural activities in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city in Honshu island, is not only famous for its interesting places but also its cultural depth. You can find many temples and shrines in Kyoto, more o than in the other cities of Japan, many preserved Japanese buildings, and a lot of people who still wear Kimono compared to the other cities.…

The amazing giant floats of Gion Festival, Kyoto

Gion Festival (祇園祭 – Gion Matsuri) is the biggest and most famous festival in Japan. This annual event is held in Kyoto for the entire month of July, the highlight of the festival is on July 17th. The parade on July 17th, consists of two kinds of floats, there are 25 yama floats and 7…

Enchanted Kyoto! A Short list of 4 Beautiful Places to Visit

Kyoto is a big place. Being a historical city, it is home to hundreds of shrines and castles. The city is even known as The City With Ten Thousand Shrines, that is the number of shrines you will come across when searching for places to visit in the area. To add to the confusion, 17…

Differences Between ”Rokuonji” and ”Jishouji”

Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji are the two most famous destinations of everybody travelling to Kyoto. Their names have similarities as they differ only in the first letters. The original names of both the temples are not these. The beautiful golden coloured unbelievable scenery provided by the Kinkakuji and the Japanese outlook of the Ginkakuji are entirely…
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