Apr 25, 2015

Special Opening in Ginkakuji

First temple I saw on my first visit to Kyoto was Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion).
It is still one of my favorite places here.

Next week 1-6 May there is Special Opening in Ginkakuji.
That rare chance to see room and garden called the Dojin-sai, which is a cradle of Japanese tea ceremony. It is a small four-and-a-half mat room where shogun Yoshimasa supposedly drank tea.

Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
Admission: JPY1000

Apr 10, 2015

Hiking Mt. Daimonji

For someone who likes hiking, now it is one of the best seasons to hike up the Mt. Daimonji.
Mt. Daimonji is just behind Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) so easy to get there.
It takes less than 1 hour to the top of the mountain.

You will feel at peace of sunlight filtering down through the trees.

You will come out in the middle of the “dai” on which fires are burned during the August Gozan-no-Okuribi Fire Festival.
You can see the whole of Kyoto City from the top!

It is good to have a lunch at the top of the mountain. 
You might feel more delicious with a sense of accomplishment and the nice view. 
But be careful! There are some birds always wait for the chance to get your food!

Hiking Mt. Daimonji is popular among many people regardless of age.

Apr 6, 2015

Maiko&Geiko Show in Kyoto

第143回都をどり 「只今都をどり予約受付中です。」

 ***Miyako Odori***

DAY: Everyday between Apr 1 - 30
TIME: 12:30-、14:00-、15:30-、16:50- (Lasts 1hr)
PLACE: Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theter
TICKET: First class seat with tea ceremony by maiko&geiko \4800
            Second class \4200
            Normal class \2500