Sep 30, 2014

Kyoto illumination events in fall and winter 2014

In Kyoto city, we have many historical places for sightseeing here such as shrines and temples.

We feel quite difficult to visit more than 4 places a day because most of them close around 16.00 - 17.00.

However, we have some illumination events for some special limited seasons.

During the limited periods, you can visit some historical places at night!

Here is some information about the illumination events in Kyoto in autumn and winder!

■ Kodaiji Temple: October 24th - December 14th Sunset - 21:30 (600yen)
  Access: City Bus #206 Higashiyama-Yasui
■ Shorenin Temple:October 24th - December 23rd 18:00 - 21.30 (600yen)
  Access: City Bus #5 Jingumichi
■ Chioin Temple:November 1st - November 30th 17.30 - 21:00 (800yen)
  Access: City Bus #206 Chioinmae
■ Eikando Temple: November 8th - December 7th 18.30 - 20:00 (600yen)
   Access: City Bus #5 Nanzenji/Eikando-michi
■ Kiyomizudera Temple: November 14th - December 7th 18.30 - 21.30 (400yen)
   Access: City Bus #206 Kiyomizu-michi

** Admission fees required respectively.

In autumn, we have some special events to see colored leaves in the city as well!

Hanamaru kushikatsu seisakusho

Do you know what kushikatsu is? It is kind of deep fried BBQ with a stick,comes with a few piece of ingredients and dip in Japanese style sause to eat. There are meet,fish and vegetable available for the ingredients. So that no worry even if you are vegetarian. The place is located near to a cross road Shichijo and Karasuma street,within 5 mintutes walking from the cross road to the West.

Sep 13, 2014

Yagike (Shinsengumi’s birthplace)

The Shinsengumi were a collection of ronin (masterless) Samurai who were selected to form a new elite corps in the city of Kyoto, and to police the city during the final days of the Tokugawa Shogun dynasty (right before the Meiji Restoration).

They lived here as their first strongpoint, so Yagike is as known as their birthplace.

Open: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Admission: 1000yen (including tea and some sweets)

Sep 1, 2014

Handcraft Paper Boxes

You can choose 3 designs from a hundred of Japanese papers, then make 3 sizes of boxes.
There are really lots of Japanese papers so you may need a long time to choose designs.
It is easy to bring the boxes because those are light and you can put 2 boxes into the largest one.
Why don't you make your own boxes for souvenirs of Kyoto?

Price: 3,240yen
Required Time: 90min.
*They also have other handcrafts