Mar 22, 2013

Dance show in Kyoto

 The town of Geisha, Kyoto has Geisha dance show in spring.
As they usually don't have the performance for the public, it is the best chance to see their show.

The number of tickets are limited but if you have a luck, you can get the ticket at the door.
Please try!

Miyako Odori  April1-30
Kyo Odori  April 6th-21st
Kitano Odori  March 25th-April 7th
Kamogawa Odori    May 1st-24th

Mar 6, 2013

Come visit Kyoto to see beautiful lanterns!

Fantastic lanterns and flower lane

  Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro 2013, an event that marks the coming of spring in Kyoto, will be held between March 8-17. "Higashiyama Hanatouro" is an event that decorates about 5 km of promenade from Shoren-in to Kiyomizu Temple with 2500 Andon LEDs, a standing lantern, as well as works of Ikebana traditional Japanese flower arrangement. The cobble-stoned promenade and the streets in which the long history of old Japan still alive will emerge under the faint lights and create a fantastic atmosphere.

During the event, neighboring shrines and temples will be illuminated and also have special opening hours to allow you to visit during the night. Furthermore, there are various events every day; exhibitions like "Contemporary Ikebana" by young artists and "Illumination Art Work" by art students as well as "Fire Watch and Ohayashi Music Group ", a parade by local school children, just to name a few. Visit and experience Kyoto's fantastic night event. This is going to be an unforgettable experience. You shouldn't miss it!

Location: Higashiyama area
Date: March 8th - 17th, 2013 (held rain or shine)
Illumination hours :18:00 - 21:30
Access: 10 min walk from Subway "Higashiyama" station, 14 min walk from Kyoto City Bus "Gojozaka" station, 8 min walk from Keihan "Gion Shijo" station, 10 min walk from Hankyu "Kawaramachi" station

Mar 3, 2013

'Sukibiawa' dish store

In kyoto,you can find many fancy stores here. There is one of them which sells fancy and lovely thing. 'Sukibiawa' handmade dish store is located in Demachi Yanagi area in north part of Kyoto. There sure are something special which you can not find anywhare else available. In addition,I believe thet if you ask a gift wrapping there,you would get a lovely package more than you expected. However they open irregular dates. Making the dates sure beforehand is reccomended. 'Sukibiawa' dish store: 5 min walking from 'Hyakumanben'bus stop only)

Mar 1, 2013

Sanjusangendo Temple

A Buddhist memorial service will be held on Mar. 3rd (Sun) at Sanjusangendo temple which locates just 15 minutes on foot from J-Hoppers Kyoto Guesthouse.
And here's another happy news; it's FREE to enter on that day (usually it costs 600yen for admission)!!

One of the most famous monk (Setouchi Jakucho) in Japan is going to throw a speech outside the temple, too.

--- Shuntoe---

Mar 3rd (Sun)
9:00 - 15:30
From J-Hoppers Kyoto: city bus No. 208 to Hakubutsukan・Sanjusangendo mae