May 16, 2011

Noryo Yuka

Noryo Yuka is a terrace to enjoy dinner in the cool breezes of the evening. Their wooden floors, connected with restaurants, are built over the Kamo River from Nijo-dori St. to Gojo-dori St. in summer (Lunch: May and September, Dinner: from May to September).
The custom goes back to the Edo period (1603-1867).

Formerly, Most of the restaurants in Kyoto specialized in the country dishes. However, recently, they have diversified and internationalized; French, Chinese, Thai and Starbucks!

Why not having a special dinner on Noryo Yuka tonight???

May 10, 2011

Aoi Matsuri May 15th

This is the high light of May in Kyoto!!

The Aoi Matsuri, now one of the Kyoto's three big festivals (Aoi, Gion and Jidai), is one of the most solemn and graceful festival in Japan and has been well preserved throughout the ages since the 6th century.

We have some usual flyers on the our information rack.
Please take it and have a enjoy for the festival and early summer!!

May 2, 2011

Misogi no Shinji

Misogi no Shinji @Shimogamo Shrine

May 4th from 10am~

This is a religious ceremony to purify "Saio-dai" dressing Heian period costume
by the river in the Shrine.Saio-dai is the main figure of Aoi Festival coming May 15.
 In old days Saio was chosen from the Imperial Family,
but now from unmarried ladies in Kyoto.

Access: City but #205 "Shimogamo jinjya mae"