A very underrated and uncommon Shrine: Kamigoryo Jinja

Introduction The Goryo Shrine, most commonly known as the Kamigoryo shrine or kamigoryo jinja is located 5 minutes from Doshisha University and the Kyoto Imperial palace (Kyoto-gosho). It was established during the Heian Period of Japanese history on the site of a former Buddhist temple. This shrine is a little hidden making not as famous…

In Kyoto on a Budget? Here are 3 Affordable Hostels to Check Out!

Kyoto is a fantastic city rich in history and culture that is a must-visit for travelers to Japan. Although it’s a big city with lots of hotels, it can sometimes be difficult to find something that is affordable which isn’t already fully booked. Here are three great hostels in Kyoto that suit any budget. 1.…

5 of Kyoto’s Best High-End Traditional Japanese Hotels

Kyoto was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and it remains the most historically important city in Japan. If you go, you should make sure that you visit Kyoto to appreciate what this ancient imperial capital has to offer. Kyoto has lots of Ryokans or inns, where travelers can stay and feel relaxed, and…

Holiday in Kyoto? Stay at one of the 3 Best Ryokans!

The Ryokan is a Japanese traditional inn model. This kind of inn has existed since Edo period hundred years ago. This traditional Japanese inn is surely different from the other inns. Ryokans are characterized by the use of tatami on the floor, sliding doors, futon as a bed, the existence if communal bath, and visitor…

“Fushimi Inari Taisha” The Shrine of Fox Deities

Fushimi Inari Shrine is a very famous shrine to the god of harvest, Inari. Fushimi Inari is located in east Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. For tourists, this place is a great draw, and it is obvious why. With rows upon rows of torii gates winding up Mount Inari this is a unique and…

Gion Matsuri History

Summer can be very exciting in charming Kyoto. There isn’t a single day or night that passes without the bustle of a gala event. Despite high temperature and humidity, summer nights stand out for their refreshing breeze and lit-up verandas (Yuka in Japanese) of the restaurants along Kamo river. youtube.com/ Mainly in July, Kyoto gets…

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…
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