Togetsu bridge

Soba Lunch time beside the river in Arashiyama Arashiyama Yoshimura is the popular and famous Japanese soba restaurant where we can see the best scenery of

green maple leaves

How to do tea ceremony outside?

Kano-sho-juan

The path of philosophy in Kyoto is famous for cherry blossoms as well as Fireflies in June. It’s the walking path near the beautiful temples such as

Maiko fans

TO-FU CAFÉ Fujino is the western style café using Japanese To-fu, which is soy milk curdled by bittern. Not only the traditional tofu and yuba lunch, but also

Japanese traditional house

The traditional Japanese house registered as the national cultural property in Kyoto

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Sho-zan resort in Kyoto Takagamine is near Kinkakuji, known as the beautiful maple leaves.

Sho-zan resort in Kyoto Takagamine is near Kinkakuji, known as the beautiful maple leaves. The famous artist, Ko-etsu Honami (1558-1637) opened the artist village here in Edo period, so we still be able to find some studio for dying or weaving. In addition, there is a luxurious membership hotel, Tokyu Harvest and many restaurants. It is said that Aman resort is planning to open their hotel also. Sho-zan is the hidden luxurious area in Kyoto!     Japanese restaurant surrounded by beautiful…

Sho-zan resort in Kyoto Takagamine is near Kinkakuji, known as the beautiful maple leaves. The famous artist, Ko-etsu Honami opened the artist

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Kyoto walking trip around Arashiyama and Sagano

I think it’s so disappointing if tourists go back from Arashiyama just looking the famous scenery of Togetsu bridge and the river without walking Oku-Saga (deep Sagano area).  There is the peaceful scenery like we are in Samurai period remained at Deep Sagano are in Kyoto.     The country house a Japanese poet loved.    Walking through the bamboo path of Sagano, we reach to the quite wide space of the paddy field with an old Japanese house on the back. The scenery of the thatch roof takes us…

I think it’s so disappointing if tourists go back from Arashiyama just looking the famous scenery of Togetsu bridge and the river without walking Oku-Saga (deep

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Tea Ceremony seeing fireflies at Shimogamo shrine in Kyoto

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Tea Ceremony seeing fireflies at Shimogamo shrine in Kyoto

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

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

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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

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 the big famous sightseeing spot, we tend to miss this temple. But I think Shinsen-en is more beautiful on the sunny day, where we can feel Japanese noble culture flourished in the middle of Heian period (794-1192).     Alone in the rainy day    When I went to Shinsen-en around 9 in the morning, only people for the maintenance of the…

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

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The beautiful Japanese tea house in Shimogamo Kyoto, Ho-sen

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