Kamigamo Shrine

Visit These Top 10 Kyoto Temples for Free!

Perhaps, most of us are not followers of Buddhism or Shintoism. However, visiting shrines and temples is a good idea in Japan and all visitors are welcome, including non-Buddhist or Shinto followers. Visiting shrines or temples to see their beauty and unique construction will make us really sense the strong feeling of being in Japan.…

Kasagake in Kyoto – Samurai Mounted Archery Festival

Every year in September at Kyoto’s Kamigamo shrine you can see the Kasagake festival. It’s a rare chance to see some this form of traditional Japanese mounted archery practised by the samurai which dates back some 800 years.   wikipedia.org/ The festival starts at 1pm but it’s best to arrive a little early if you…

Put a Ring on It! All about Japanese Traditional Weddings

Putting a ring on it can have a lot of ups and downs. People around the world marry for a variety of reasons. Some people think marrying can make the relationship more official. Some would also say, it makes them work harder for the relationship to grow. Other would marry for money or for fun.…