Best power spot in Kyoto "Himukai-daijingu Shrine"
I want to refresh myself by hiking in autumn when I go out for a picnic.Why don't you visit one of the best power spots in Kyoto to recharge your mind and body?"Himukai-daijingu Shrine" is a 10 minute walk from the popular tourist spot, Incline.It is said to have originated around 487 in the Kofun period and is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto.As it has been visited instead of Ise-jingu Shrine since ancient times, it is also called "Kyo no Oise".It is said that you can receive the same blessings as visiting Ise Shrine.The main building of the shrine is in the shinmei-zukuri style, which is said to be an early style of shrine architecture, and it is a rare and precious thing to see even in Kyoto.It is also characteristic that Geku and Naiku are placed in the precincts like Ise Jingu."Amaterasu Omikami", the enshrined deity of Ise-jingu Shrine, is enshrined in the Naiku.Near the Naiku, there is also a place where gods descend, called "Yogoiwa rock".If you climb the mountain path next to the kagoiwa rock for about 5 minutes, you will see the "Ama no Iwato".It is a large rock that is said to be the biggest power spot in Kyoto, and there is a "Togakushi Shrine" in the cave.The god of sports, "Amanotadikaraonomikoto", is enshrined.Amaterasu Omikami, who appears in the mythology, is said to have pulled out Amaterasu Omikami hiding in the cave.It is said that Amaterasu Omikami brought back the light to a world that was covered in darkness because she hid herself in the cave.First, let's enter the cave and visit Togakushi Shrine.And, by going through the back, it is said that there is a blessing of good luck and warding off evil.In addition, if you go up the stairs along the guidepost, it takes about 15 minutes to get to the torii of Ise-jingu Shrine Yohaisho.The torii is built facing the southeast where Ise-jingu Shrine is located, and on the other side, to the northwest, there is the vermilion O-torii of Heian-jingu Shrine.It is one of the best power spots in Kyoto with the Imperial Mausoleum of Emperor Tenchi, Himukai-daijingu Shrine, Heian-jingu Shrine and Kyoto Imperial Palace in a straight line.Beyond the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you can also see the left capital letters, and you can't help but feel the sacred air flowing through them.It was moist with rain on this day, but I can enjoy a clearer view on a sunny day.Himukai-daijingu Shrine29 Kyodani-cho, Issai, Hinooka, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City15 minutes walk from Keage Station on the Kyoto City Subway
"Good Nature Smile Festival" filled with the thoughts of the producers
Some shops and restaurants had been closed for a long time due to the new coronavirus.Some Non-standard fruits and vegetables could not be displayed in the store due to bad weather.Ethical events supporting these shops and ingredients is held now.It is the "GOOD NATURE SMILE FES" of the "GOOD NATURE STATION" commercial complex in Shijo Kawaramachi.Ingredients and products filled with the thoughts of the makers are displayed at a more reasonable price than usual.It is a limited time event until Sunday, September 27, so if you are interested in it, go out early.For example, pear from Kyotango whose flower buds were damaged by arare and leopard that fell in early spring, became out of specification.We couldn't ship it because of the appearance, but of course the sugar content, texture and taste are first-class.Why don't you try bringing autumn to the dining table with fresh pears harvested at the farm in Kyotango City?You can also enjoy fresh juice made from whole pears at the venue.Dried fish at "Yamaichi Suisan" in Miyazu was originally supposed to be displayed at hotels and restaurants.Marine products that have lost their way due to the Corona disaster are directly sent from Miyazu Port.Mackerel, sailfin sandfish, and opened horse mackerel are served fresh as teppanyaki.Draft beer from GOOD NATURE STATION's original food brand "SIZEN TO OZEN" is also recommended.You can spend a blissful time with the limited number of "cacao beer" and freshly baked dried fish."Miyama milk" in Miyamacho, Nantan, is also said to be shrinking due to a decline in demand for food and drink.The "Homemade Ricotta Cheese with Fushimi Chili Pepper, Leek and Miyama Milk" that uses 100% of that raw milk is superb!You can enjoy it at the casual dining "ERUTAN RESTAURANT/BAR" on the first floor of the building.An original lemon liqueur made with pesticide-free Fukakusa lemon is also on sale at a special price.Please look for this product at the shop "MARKET" on the first floor of the building."GOOD NATURE SMILE FES" aims to bring smiles to everyone, including visitors, makers and the community.On the first floor plaza "MAENIWA", nine stores will open on a daily basis, focusing on additive-free foods and ingredients.Please check the official website of "GOOD NATURE STATION" for details of the event.Here is for details on "GOOD NATURE SMILE FES"*The pictures are image.
"eXcafe breakfast" in collaboration with "Kyoto Neko Neko"
If we have a nice breakfast, we can start off the day comfortably.A popular cafe "eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama Main Store" located in the back alley of Arashiyama in Kyoto.A cafe renovated from a former residence in the early Showa period, has a cute breakfast menu this fall."eXcafe breakfast" in collaboration with the sweets and bakery specialty store "Kyoto Neko Neko" in Kyoto.You can enjoy cat shaped bread "Neko pan (bread in the shape of a cat)" with charcoal grilled toast.eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama main store is famous for "Hoku Hoku odango set" where you put your own dumplings on a charcoal brazier and grill them.You can also enjoy cooking "cat bread" on a charcoal brazier to your liking.Top with anko, butter, whipped cream, or fruit as you like.It also comes with two "Mitarashi Dango (White and mugwort)" for breakfast dessert.Fragrantly baked bread and dango go especially well with coffee among the set drinks.Why not spend your busy morning elegantly in a Japanese modern shop surrounded by antique furniture?The location overlooking the beautiful Japanese garden with the clear morning air is also a special treat.For details, please check the Facebook and Instagram of eXcafe Arashiyama main store.eXcafe Kyoto Arashiyama Main Store35 -3 Sagatenryujitsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City1 minute walk from Randen-Arashiyama StationHere is for Facebook page of eXcafe Arashiyama Main Store.Here is for eXcafe Arashiyama main store's Instagram.
Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art holds a one-night cultural event, "Night with Art 2020"
Fall makes you want to stay up late while enjoying art and music.It's a fun season to go out feeling a nice night breeze.Every year on the night of October, "New Blanche (White Night Festival)" is held in Paris, France.It is a one-night cultural event where art and concerts are held in various places.Paris is one of the sister cities of Kyoto City.Therefore, "New Blanche KYOTO" where you can enjoy modern art will be held at the same time in Kyoto City.In 2020, the night of Saturday, October 3 will be New Blanche.The venues in Kyoto City include the Kyoto Station Building, Anstice France Kansai and former Imperial Villa Nijo Castle.This year's highlight is the Kyoto Municipal Kyocera Museum of Art in Okazaki, the largest cultural zone in Kyoto.It is a historical museum that opened in 1933, and this May's renewal opening was also a topic of conversation.The one-night "Night with Art 2020" decorated with various cultural events will be held as a simultaneous "New Blanche KYOTO 2020" program.On the day of the exhibition, the opening time will be extended to 22 o'clock, so it is also attractive that you can enjoy the exhibition at your leisure!How about spending the long autumn night in Okazaki, which is a little different from usual, and having a good time?For details of the event, please check the official website of Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art.Here is the official website of Kyoto Kyocera Museum of Art.*Kyoto Municipal Kyocera Museum of Art is now open with priority to reservations.*You have to take your temperature and wear a mask when you enter the building.Image: mama! milk (Photo by hiroaki zenke)
How about going to "TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK" with your children this September?
Now in mid-September, the heat has subsided and the weather is comfortable.If you are planning to go out with your children in September, "TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura)" is recommended!It was born in 1975 for the first time in Japan, and it is the only JIDAIGEKI theme park in Japan where you can see actual jidaigeki shooting.For September 2020 only, we are running a special campaign where children from the age of 3 to 6th grade can enter the village for free.Why don't you enjoy the world of period dramas with the open set of Edo town?In an open outdoor area, the streets of the Edo period are reproduced, and you will feel like a samurai or a princess just by walking!?If I change into each authentic costume and take a picture, I will be more excited.In addition to the open set, you can experience the world of period dramas through attractions.For details, please check the official website of TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK.Here is for the official website of TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK (English site).*Children must be accompanied by their parents.*There is an extra charge for renting costumes and attractions.*Some events are currently dormant.*When you enter the village, you needto wear a mask and face shield, and take your temperature.
Enjoy Kamogawa Noryo Bed and Takeout "Tokasaikan Main Store"
Every year from May to September, the Kamogawa Noryo-yuka is opened along the river from Nijo to Gojo on the west bank of the Kamogawa River.In September, the Kamogawa Noryo-yuka for lunch time was reopened.Only in May and September when the weather is good, it is a floor seat in the daytime which is open in some shops.A long-established Beijing restaurant at the west end of Shijo-Ohashi "Tokasaikan Main Store".The retro Vories building has a unique presence and is a symbol of Shijo-Ohashi bridge.A famous restaurant where you can enjoy authentic traditional Beijing cuisine with a la carte or course meal.It is also exciting to be guided to the guest rooms by the oldest existing manual elevator in Japan.Classical and exotic furnishings and decorations, as well as views of the Kamogawa River and Minamiza from the window, are splendid!Despite its high status, you can use the riverbed without a reservation, and it is also attractive that you can spend your time without taking off your shoes.Kamogawa Noryo-yuka lunch is recommended in late September when the heat is relieved.There are also takeout lunches where you can enjoy the taste of Tokanakan at home or at Kamogawa in front of you.Especially, the lunch limited "華 Hana" is recommended as you can enjoy the popular subuta at a reasonable price.The design of the wrapping paper and paper bag is beautiful, and I think it will be appreciated as a gift.First of all, why don't you enjoy the traditional taste at riverbed or take out?Tokasaikan Main StoreShijo-ohashi Nishizume, Shimogyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityRight outside Exit 3 of Keihan Gion-shijo Station
New Coronavirus Infection Control and Support Project by DMO KYOTO
On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Kyoto City Tourist Association (DMO KYOTO) became the first tourist organization in Japan to establish a system to support tourism operators in strengthening their measures against a new coronavirus infection. Why don't you enjoy a meal or stay in Kyoto while paying attention to efforts to increase your sense of security about sightseeing in Kyoto?This is called "Today's (Kyoto's) Peace of Mind and Tomorrow's Smile: New Coronavirus Infection Control and Support Project" and it is a cheering group for Kyoto citizens and tourists to protect safe and secure Kyoto. When we visit restaurants and accommodations in Kyoto City, we evaluate the sanitation measures implemented by each store and facility on the web, and this is a groundbreaking initiative that leads to stronger measures against infectious diseases.In July 2020, in response to a call from the Kyoto City Tourist Association, 23 tourism-related organizations in Kyoto Prefecture formulated guidelines for measures against new coronavirus infections. Stores, facilities, and services that support this initiative will receive hygiene stickers to increase the sense of security of sightseeing in Kyoto.This is the first project in Japan to easily evaluate and support hygiene measures at stores and facilities. The collected information is fed back to each store and facility, and users also receive messages of satisfaction and support for the store and facility. Users who complete a questionnaire on the Web can also enjoy the chance to win prizes. In the future, measures will be further strengthened based on user feedback, which is expected to improve safety and security.It is issued to stores and facilities that have declared their intention to promote activities based on the Kyoto Tourist Information Guideline "ガイドライン推薦宣言事業所ステッカー (Guidelines Recommendation Declaration sticker)". When you go sightseeing in Kyoto, why don't you check this hygiene stickers posted at the store?
"Choyo no Sekku" decorated with chrysanthemums
September 9 is "Choyo no Sekku" in Japan.It is also called "Kiku no Sekku (Chrysanthemum Festival)" and it is a day to pray for good health and longevity by displaying chrysanthemum flowers and drinking kikuzake.In the Edo period, it was called "The later chicks" as opposed to "Joshi no Sekku (Peach Festival)".It is said that adult women put out Hina dolls and dried them to pray for longevity and health during this period.Chrysanthemum introduced into Japan as a herb from China in the Nara period.It is also popular as a flower that symbolizes Japan.Kikuzake, which is said to drive away evil spirits, is indispensable for celebrating Choyo no Sekku.Just by floating chrysanthemum petals on sake, you can feel the smell and taste.You can get edible chrysanthemums at supermarkets, so you can enjoy Kikuzake easily.In addition, there is a custom to enjoy chrysanthemum flowers in a bath or bed, such as kikuyu and kikumakura.Many wagashi with chrysanthemum motif are displayed in the store in this season."Kisewata (Cotton)" by Kameya-yoshinaga is a Jo-Namagashi which is made in the image of Choyo no Sekku.It is based on the belief of perpetual youth and longevity, which purifies the body the next morning with cotton covered with chrysanthemum flowers on the eve of Sekku.Choyo no Sekku used to be especially important among the five seasonal festivals such as Joshi and Tango.In the long autumn night, why not enjoy "sekku for adults" thinking back on those days?
- Kyo koma(tops) making experience
- Gold leaf stamping experience
- Tsuchi Twist Experience
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book