5 of the Most Anticipated Japanese Festivals to Watch Out for in Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is the perfect destination to experience different festivals during varying seasons in Japan. It is also one of the places each tourist should visit when visiting the country. It is quieter and quainter than other cities in the country and is surrounded by very rich culture and tradition. If you plan to visit…

5 of the Historically Enchanting Inns You Can Stay at in Kyoto

Besides for being dubbed as the best city in the world, Kyoto (京都) remains awash with remnants of its past glory. It is a place stunningly rich in heritage sites, exquisite cuisines, and a little sprinkling of modernity. As a place often visited by people, it also boasts historically enchanting inns which have been accommodating…

Learn Japanese Sword Dance at the Samurai Kembu Theater in Kyoto!

Having a samurai experience is one of the most unforgettable memories you can have in Japan. As a military person, it is quite indispensable for a samurai to master the art of martial arts and military tactics. In order for you to have a full-scale samurai experience with lesson and demonstration, you can give it…

Don’t Miss This Modern and Colorful Wordless Performance in Kyoto

Imagine watching a show that does not involve the use of words. Would you be able to understand or enjoy it? As it is very likely when you are in Japan most performances that involve language would be (too) difficult to follow, this might be a great alternative. GEAR’s show in Kyoto is the first…

Need Some Tranquillity in Kyoto? Enjoy This Free Top Attraction!

If you so happen to be staying at the Palace Side Hotel during your stay in Kyoto (which I totally recommend), then this park will be the view from your bedroom window and a fun attraction just one minute away. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere, this is a lovely short outing during your…

Appreciate the Art of Butoh at Japan’s First-Ever Butoh Theater in Kyoto!

The first-ever theater exclusively dedicated to Butoh just opened last July 7, 2016 in Kyoto! It is known as the Kyoto Butoh-kan which allows a unique form of Japanese dance theater to be gradually known around the world. It has been planned by Art Complex in order to give people the chance to encounter the…

Visit Tempura Matsu in Kyoto for the Perfect Summer Noodles Served in Ice Bowls!

Looking for a new serving suggestion that will knock you off of your feet? Eating food using a ceramic dish is typically plain and boring. Although there are a lot of variations which attempt to break away from the ordinary, Japan wins by creating a cooler alternative in serving your favorite noodles by using a…

Manga-Inspired Uniforms Take Over Real Life Japanese Schools?!

As an avid manga reader and cosplay fan, I used to daydream of attending Japanese schools and wearing all those cute uniforms I could see from shoujo mangas that I read. Of course, in time, I realized that even though uniforms from shoujo mangas are sometimes inspired from real-life Japanese school uniforms, they are rarely…

Check the Lights and Sounds at the Summer 2016 Kyoto Light Festival!

With a number of festivals occurring in Japan every year, not everyone can keep count of all the glorious events. Whether big or small, Japanese festivals are one of the things to look forward to in every region that makes the event worthwhile. asobii.net/ Kyoto, one of the most visited cities in Japan, will be…

Have an Atmospheric Dining Experience Along a Narrow Alley in Kyoto!

When it comes to eating in Japan, dining doesn’t only happen in the open, wide streets. It happens in the alley, too! One of the most atmospheric dining places can be found in Kyoto. It is popularly called “Pontocho” (先斗町) which is a narrow alley lined with traditional-looking entrances. It is also home to many…
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