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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. Mainly in July, Kyoto gets even…

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,…

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…

3 Upcoming Japanese Summer Festivals

The Japanese festivals called Matsuri in Japanese are traditional festive and fun occasions where you can learn more about the culture and the traditions. The Matsuri normally are held by local shrines or temples. The Matsuri happen in every season and usually the ones which occur in summer or autumn are related to the rice…

A memorable Journey in Kyoto in Sakura Season

The cherry blossom season or the Sakura season is the most stunning time to be in Japan. To all the international visitors and everyone wishing to see Kyoto during Sakura, here I share my experience of a one day trip in Kyoto along the pink and white beautiful flowers leaves. Generally for a one-day trip,…

3 Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Have you decided which place to go to on your first trip to Japan? Read the three reason why Kyoto is the best place for all the first-timers and make sure to reserve your trip right away! 1. Home of 17 Unesco Heritage Sites Kyoto has 14 Unesco Heritage Sites and it’s located nearby cities…

Seven Places in Kyoto to Top Your Must–See List

As you may know, Kyoto is the ex-capital of Japan filled with nothing but magnificence. Known for being more traditional than the big cities such as Tokyo or Osaka, Kyoto will take you on a journey that will give you a glimpse of the Shogun lifestyle and the Onin war effects and many other historical…

Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 2]

In the previous article, we introduced how you can enjoy jinrikisha. Now we will introduce where you can enjoy it! Relevance:Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 1] Arashiyama(Kyoto) You can enjoy beautiful and well-known bamboo forest, many temples, beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) in spring and momiji (golden leaves) in autumn here. Basically you can take…