Apr 14, 2014

Fuji flower viewing

The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria (known as Fuji in Japan) is said to be one of the archipelago's most ancient noted flowering trees, even being described in the collected poems of the Man'yoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves).

Most of the best places to view Fuji flowers are in Kanto area. But there is one hidden place to view beautiful Fuji in Kyoto... at a water and sewage plant!

After all the cherry blossoms are gone, why not go to see gorgeous Fuji flowers?

Venue: Water and sewage plant in Toba, Kyoto (鳥羽水環境保全センター)
Time: 10:00-16:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
Access: There will be shuttle buses from Subway Takeda station and Kyoto station. (Every 10-20min)
           ・From Takeda st. West Exit 9:40-15:10
           ・From Kyoto st. Hachijo Exit  9:30-15:00

Apr 13, 2014

Miyako Odori (Geisha Dance Show)

"Where can I see geisha?"
This is one of the frequency question that we have.

Here is highly recommended Geisha Dance Show of Spring!

Miyako Odori
@ Gion Kobu Kaburenjo
APR 1 - 30  @12:30-  14:00-  15:30-  16:50-
Ticket from 2000yen - 4500yen (with tea celemony)

Apr 2, 2014

Czech Posters for Films


     the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Exhibition dates

      March 21(Fri./holiday) - May 11(Sun.), 2014
      Closed on Mondays
      Exception: Open on April 28 (Mon.) and May 5 (Mon./holiday)

Regular hours
9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

Czech Republic has produced many great movie poster designs, including posters for Hollywood movies and Japanese movies. 
This exhibition presents 82 posters, from 1950s to 1980s.

Admission 430yen