Japan Announces the 2021 Kanji of the Year, Reflecting Hope at a Dark Time This year, according to the kanji, the Olympics beat the pandemic in the minds and hearts of Japan. Kyoto Autumn Must-Sees | Rurikoin Temple & Its Magical Lacquered Reflections This mountainside temple has lacquer so shiny-clean that it turns into magic mirrors! Kyoto Autumn Must-Sees | Rengeji Temple & Its Poet's Garden This little temple is a big spot on any autumn tour of Kyoto, or Japan's fall foliage. Japan to Begin Experimenting with Vaccination Proof at Eateries in Kyoto, Hokkaido, and... Is Japan on the road to adopting an official vaccine pass? This experiment aims to find out. Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto ・ Rokuonji and Its Famous Golden Pavilion A symbol of Kyoto and a must-see sightseeing spot, Kinkakuji's golden pavilion is a beautiful reminder of this Japanese world heritage site. A Summertime Kyoto Dining Experience - Kawadoko Riverside Seats & Flowing Somen Noodles From Taiwanese author Juntang Wang, a unique Kyoto kawadoko meal, perfect for hot summer months! Naked Ninja - A New Virtual Reality Experience from Kyoto's Nijojo Castle A 3DCG way to experience the historic Nijojo Castle in Kyoto, without even leaving your home. A Full-Size Evangelion EVA Unit-01 Has Appeared in Kyoto! Celebrating the upcoming Evangelion film release, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is now home to its very own realistically enormous Eva torso. How to Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto and Take Great Pictures of the Shrine, Not... The Fushimi Inari Shrine of Kyoto, with its fame boosted by Hollywood's Memoirs of a Geisha, is a busy, crowded attraction, making photography a challenge. Gibier Game Meat Culture in Northern Kyoto - Eating Locally in More Ways Than One Kyoto - home to temples and shrines, traditional narrow alleys full of old machiya-style homes, maiko, traditional arts, refined cuisine, and also... wild game? It turns out that while many people's Japan travel itineraries include trips to Kyoto's Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji or Fushimi Inari Shrine, they're missing out on a whole chunk of the Kyoto area, and all it has to offer (including some unique gibier game meat culture)! So last fall, the JAPANKURU team took a trip west to Kyoto, and then up north to its Tamba region, once its own province bordering the Sea of Japan. To Make a Deal With The Devil Will Cost You Your Life, But a Deal with a Company... Unfortunately, there are still companies that make you overwork in Japan. A bar in Kyoto had its own thoughts about it and made a comment on its blackboard. Fu: A Traditional Japanese Vegetarian Ingredient With 300 years of experience in Fu making, Hanbey-fu taught us a lot about fu in Japanese Buddhist cuisine and tea ceremony cuisine. Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo - A Relaxingly Zen Hotel, Minutes from Kyoto Station A city of peaceful Shinto shrines and Zen temples, many visitors to Kyoto are looking for a tranquil retreat during their time in the city, which is why we have to recommend Oriental Hotel Kyoto Rokujo. Between the interiors that reflect the calm ambience of a Japanese tea house garden, the actual natural spaces right in the hotel lobby, and the hotel’s genuine efforts to produce ideal Zen meditation spaces right in the rooms, it’s a great place to spend a relaxing Kyoto excursion. Sanadahimo: Japanese Traditional Woven Straps Have you heard of Kumihimo? There is a kind called Sanadahimo.
Sanadahimo has a long history and has deeply rooted in people’s lives. A Kyoto Gallery and a Modern Hotel, All in One! Oriental Hotel Kyoto Gallery On a historic Kyoto avenue and about as close to the subway station as you can get, this brand new Kyoto hotel combines traditional influences with a modern sense of style. Start the morning in a sleek new room, enter the lobby for a unique Kyoto breakfast buffet and some cultural displays, then head out of the hotel to find yourself surrounded by Japanese artisans and boutiques, and walk just minutes to arrive at Kiyomizudera Temple and some of Kyoto's other beautiful sights. (Or hop right on the subway from Kiyomizu Gojo Station to get to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in no time!) Oriental Hotel Kyoto Gallery is a great choice for travelers looking for simple, clean accommodations and a spark of Kyoto charm. Expert's Travel Guide to Kansai Region by NISSAN Rent A CAR Kansai, the western region of Japan. There are many famous sightseeing spots around the region, but some of them you can only get to by driving yourself around. This time, we would like to introduce you to places where you can include in your next itinerary. Japan Tours Festival 2019 Report - Shuhari Japan With the various festivals focused on bring Japanese culture to different countries, we're looking at Shuhari Japan and their time in France at the Japan Tours Festival 2019! A Look at the Cosplay of Magic Kyoto 2019 This year's Magic Kyoto convention brought together an international crew of world-famous cosplayers, all in the same room at the same time - a true show of just how big a movement cosplay culture has become. Whether you're a fan of anime like Naruto, games like League of Legends, or even big Hollywood superhero blockbusters like Aquaman, there's a little bit of cosplay here for you. Special Deals For Domestic Flights Within Japan For Overseas Tourists! - Japan Airlines Did you know that many of the major transports in Japan offer special deals for visitors from overseas?
Japan Airlines offer great deals for domestic flights within Japan just for overseas visitors as well.
Here's a quick overview of what you might want to know about. ☙ Fall Foliage 2019 ❧ Kansai - The Maple-Filled Kitano Tenmangu Shrine of Kyoto Autumn is coming to the northern hemisphere, and in Japan that means it's time for koyo (紅葉), or fall foliage viewing! Every year crowds around the country flock to the most beautiful spots to see the seasons change, and the leaves shift from green to red. With amazing weather and colorful scenery, it's a great time to explore Japan, and Kyoto locals like to spend their time treading the maple-lined paths of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. MAGIC Kyoto Comes Back with a BANG in 2019! A Look Back on 2018 and What To Look Forward... After celebrating its fifth year in Monaco, MAGIC is coming back to Kyoto for its second year!! Find out about some of the exciting things that happened at MAGIC Kyoto 2018 as well as the plans and programs for 2019 and the crowdfunding project that is a collaboration between the incoming cosplayers and GAINAX Kyoto!!! Convenient & Comfortable, with Kyoto Charm: We Recommend Hotel Intergate Kyoto Shijo... In the past couple decades, Kyoto has transformed from a spot only found on the itineraries of temple fanatics, to a must-see destination for any visitor to Japan. Thanks to the beautifully preserved ancient streets and temples, side-by-side with booming cafe culture and haute cuisine, it's no wonder travelers want to take a look. You wouldn't want to miss Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera Temples, Yasaka Shrine or Fushimi Inari! Kyoto's hospitality sector has responded to this by opening hotels all over the city, in historical places like Shinmachi, a street once known for kimono fabric wholesales. On this road steeped in Kyoto tradition, you'll find a hotel where you can experience a Japanese tea ceremony, authentic maiko performances, and much more. The Rokuonji Temple and The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) One of the most known Japanese architecture and world heritage Kinkakuji. A brief introduction to the unique history of this golden building. Explore Kyoto's Cafe Culture, Visit Sanjo's 5 Nicest Cafes Ahhh, Kyoto. City of temples, shrines, quaint traditional alleys and... cafes? That's right, this old-fashioned city continues to grow and expand as time moves forward, and part of that has been a boom in cafe culture. Spend some time downtown, especially around Sanjo Street (a gathering place for the young and chic, just north of the major Shijo Street) and you'll find a wealth of cool places to stop in, plop down, and a good cup of tea or coffee with maybe a bite to eat. It's a great place to find well-brewed coffee, satisfying tasty lunches, and sweet snacks perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. After living in the Sanjo area for more than a year, I've got some recommendations!