Explore Nijo Castle, Rainy Morning, and more!

red bridge in the temple

It was rainy in the morning , a little cooler to wear short sleeves. Shinsen-en is the small temple on the south of Nijo-castle in Kyoto. Since Nijo-castle is

wildflowers and apples

Love this of wispy on the windowsill . love the odd-shaped windows btw, and the doily with fruit, sheer curtains . beautiful vignette for a cottage or farmhouse style windowsill !

La Provence sur le rebord de la fenêtre.

Blue lobelia in a terracota pot on a window sill in Bonneaux, France I LOVE THIS! The pretty flowers and the fabulous aged, shabby window!

The special tea ceremony seeing the fireflies is held in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto every year in the beginning of June. It’s third times I join this event. The fireflies are thrown into the forest called Tadasunomori at night. It becomes whimsical and visionary place.     The small open air market in the shrine    Japanese sake, sweets, pickles, etc , the delicious foods in Kyoto are sold along the way to the main building of the shrine on the day of the tea ceremony. It’s like early summer…

Special Tea Ceremony seeing fireflies at Shimogamo shrine The special tea ceremony seeing the fireflies is held in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto every year in the

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The full moon festival in Hirano shrine, north of Kyoto. Although it's not known very much except Kyoto

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The full moon festival in Hirano shrine, north of Kyoto. Although it's not known very much except Kyoto

Kano-sho-juan

Where in the path of philosophy are there fireflies? The path of philosophy in Kyoto is famous for cherry blossoms as well as Fireflies in June.

These specialty Japan guidebooks focus on Japanese food, the old shops of traditional Kyoto, onsen, and Japan's drinking culture (including sake & izakayas).

Unique Japan Travel Guidebooks for Culinary Travelers & More

General Japan travel guidebooks can be useful, but we love these in-depth guidebooks, on topics ranging from food & sake, to crafts & onsen.

Japanese house

I guess many of Japanese want to visit the tea house Ho-sen if they come to Kyoto. It's not the house for tea ceremony, but like traditional café.

Ko-etsuji temple

The beautiful Red maple leaves in the north of Kyoto!

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The full moon festival in Hirano shrine, north of Kyoto. Although it's not known very much except Kyoto

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