Oct 31, 2013

secondhand book fair

An Annual antique book market in the temple is held.

Oct 31st (thr) - Nov 4th (mon)
10:00 - 17:00
at Hyakumanben Chionji Temple

City Bus No. 17, 102 and 206 from Kyoto Station to Hyakumanben (about 30 mins)

Oct 29, 2013

Minamiza Kabuki Museum 2013

Minamiza KABUKI Museum returns this fall to display the splendors of kabuki right inside the theater! 
The unique traditions and characteristics related to a kabuki performance, from artwork to props and vehicles used for the staging, can be viewed up-close, touched, and experienced, also making the perfect opportunity to take souvenir photos during your visit.
In addition, "Experience the Stage of Minamiza” allow visitors to experience the unique stage mechanism of the kabuki theater through group tours conducted daily during the exhibition period.

Experience Minamiza and KABUKI
DATES: November 8 (Fri) - November 24 (Sun), 2013
          *open every day except Thursdays (closed November 14 & 21)
Opening HOURS: 10:15am - 6:00pm
Admission FEE: 500 yen (tax inclusive)
          *Tickets available at the Minamiza Theatre Box Office.
- No advance reservation necessary
- Display provides bilingual explanations (Japanese-English)
- There are NO Kabuki performances at Minamiza Theatre during the above dates. The next Kabuki performance at Minamiza will begin on November 30, 2013.
GROUP TOUR: Experience the Stage of Minamiza
DATES: November 8 (Fri) - November 24 (Sun), 2013
          *tours available every day except Thursdays (closed November 14 & 21)
Tour HOURS: 10:30 / 11:15 / 12:00 / 13:15 / 14:00 / 14:45 / 16:00 / 16:45
Ticket PRICE: 1,000 yen (tax inclusive)
          *ticket price includes admission to “Experience Minamiza and KABUKI”
<How to Purchase Tickets>
Over-the-counter at Theater Box Office (available from Sept. 17): Minamiza, Osaka Shochikuza, Kabukiza (Tokyo), Shimbashi Enbujo (Tokyo)
Online (available from Sept. 15): Ticket Web Shochiku
Telephone (available from Sept. 15): 0570-000-489 or 06-6530-0333 (10:00am-18:00pm)
*Tour will be conducted in Japanese. English handouts will be available for international participants.
Museum closes at 15:30 on the final day, November 24. There will be no tours at 16:00 and 16:45 on this date. 

Inquiry: kabuki_info@shochiku.co.jp

Oct 11, 2013

Marche @ Bukkoji temple and Kujo Green Onion Festival @ Umekoji-park

Marche @ Bukkoji temple

OCT 11th, 12th and 13th   11AM - 9PM
Free entrance

There are many food booths from popular restaurants of Kansai and Tokyo.
Also you can enjoy very cool live music !


Kujo Green Onion Festival @ Umekoji-park

OCT 12th, 13th and 14th  10AM - 5PM
Free entrance

If you are Ramen lover, Don't miss it!
There are many types of ramen with kujo green onion.
Also they sell fresh local vegie and fruits.

おいしおすえ京野菜〜京都「九条ねぎ」フェスティバル 2013年10月12日、13日、14日

Both are only 10min by bicycle from J-Hoppers : )
Have a nice local food !!!

Oct 2, 2013

Book Off

Do you like Japanese comics,books and music? You should go to Book off which is the place for second hand things,if you do not mind to get second hand one. There are many branches of the store in Japan and one of them is available in Kyoto. They sell tons of comics,books and CD with a pretty nice price! It is located on Gojo Horikawa street and takes 10mins from Kyoto Hana hostel if you go by bike!