Oct 8, 2015

Genji no Yu Onsen.
Unfortunately, there are not so many hot springs in Kyoto: one on the very north at Kurama, one in Arashiyama. But did you know that there is one more onsen in Uji area?
It is called Genji no Yu. Very nice and quite spacious onsen with several saunas, rotenburo, tsubo yu and many other relaxing baths. You can get there by Kintetsu line (Okubo Station) or JR Nara Line (Shinden Station).Onsen is open from 10am to 1am (final  entrance before midnight). Entrance fee is just 1000 Yen. If you bring Genji no Yu pamphlet with J-Hoppers stamp, you will get towel set without chargeJ

By the way, there is Kura Zushi restaurant just next to the onsen. Any sushi plate is just 100 Yen!


web-site: http://genji-yu.jp/en/index.html

Oct 6, 2015

Handmade Flea Market

Hi there.

Are you looking for something special? Like something unique?
These markets are held on this weekend.

-Machiya Handmade Department Store-

Date: Oct. 10-12th  11am-5pm  (Every 2nd Sat., Sun., and Man.)
Place: Art Gallery & Rental Space "be-kyoto"
Address: 429-1 Anrakukoji-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 5 min. walk from subway Imadegawa station
           4 min. walk from Kamigyoku Sogo Choshamae bus stop
Web: http://www.be-kyoto.jp/event/antenna/index.html

-Nokisaki Market-

Date: Oct. 12th  10am-4pm
Place: Palette Kyoto Kawaramachi (Kawaramachi st. between Oike st. and Sanjo st.)
Access: subway Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station
           Kawaramachi Sanjo bus stop
Web: http://palette-nokisaki.wix.com/palette-nokisaki

You may find something you like :)

Oct 3, 2015

Otsu Matsuri (Festival)

Otsu Matsuri

October 10th From evening to 21:00
October 11th From 9:00-17:30

You can see the festival around JR Otsu Station which is only 10min from Kyoto Station.

This dazzling autumn celebration of Tenson Shrine is one of the Three Great Festivals of Shiga.  The Otsu Festival has a history of nearly 400 years. It is said to have begun in the early Edo period (1603-1868) in the tanuki (raccoon dog) mask dance of a salt peddler named Jihee. The tanuki mask tradition has been preserved as an Otsu Municipal Cultural Property, and as the festival's roots lie in these masks, each year the Saigyo-Sakura-Tanuki float from Kajiya-cho leads the festival procession.
The Otsu Festival has many attractions—most notably the thirteen extravagant floats adorned with tapestries and other ornaments which parade throughout town on the day of the festival and the lively festival music that can be heard reverberating endlessly throughout Otsu's neighborhoods on the eve of the procession.