Feb 28, 2011

His season has come !!

The most famous Kyoto city tour season will come back on Mar 1st !!

Mar - Nov
Every Mon, Wed and FRI
No walk on National Holidays

Just come and join
10:00-10:15 @ 10 steps down small square, AQUA FANTASY between JR Kyoto sta and KYOTO TOWER.

Feb 21, 2011

Plum Blossom has been bloom !

Baika Sai ( Plum Blossom Viewing Festival ) is on

FEB.25th @ Kitano Shrine

This shrine is well known for plum blossoms.
Beautiful colors on them!

Outdoor tea ceremony performed by Geiko and Maiko girls
is the highlight of the festival ( From 10:00AM to 3:00PM ¥1,500).

Monthly Flea Market is also held on this day.

You can feel Spring just over there!

Access: City Bus No.50 "Kitanotenmangu-mae"

Feb 4, 2011

11th Feb. Nanakusa Gayu

11th FEb. 2011 10:00am - 16:00pm
at Jonangu Shrine

Nanakusa ( the seven spring herbs ) is believed to purify the body and prevent illness.
The shrine offers Nanakusa Gayu ( rice gruel ) Nanakusa grown in the shrine's garden in it.

Here are the seven spring herbs below,

1. Water dropwort (seri, Oenanthe javanica)
2. Shepherd's purse (nazuna)
3. Cudweed (gogyo, Gnaphalium affine)
4. Chickweed (hakobera, Stellaria media)
5. Nipplewort (hotokenoza, Lapsana apogonoides)
6. Turnip (suzuna)
7. Daikon (suzushiro)

...I can't still remember what herbs are in.

Let's eat and make a good health !

Nanakusa Gayu : ¥450 ( not fixed yet )

Access: From CitySubway-Karasuma-line "Takeda Station"