To "Otoyo jinja Shrine" to see rare "Koma Nezumi (Mouse)"
Half a month has already passed in the new year.For Kyoto which is surrounded by temples and shrines, the visit in January is special.What shrines are in the spotlight in Kyoto in 2020?That's right, "Otoyo jinja Shrine" stands along the Tesugaku no michi (Philosopher's Path).A rare "Koma Nezumi (Mouse)" is enshrined in this precinct.A mouse holding a drinking vessel and a mouse holding a scroll greet you!This year is the Year of the "Ne (Mouse)", and there will always be a long line of visitors!Ema and omikuji with a motif of a shrine rat are cute, so please check them out.
Ekiden is popular in Kyoto, the birthplace of Ekiden!
Ekiden is one of the features of the new year.Do you know that Sanjo Ohashi Bridge in Kyoto is the birthplace of Ekiden?Japan's first ekiden was "Tokaido Ekiden Road Relay Race" held in April 1917.Surprisingly, it was a race from Sanjo-ohashi Bridge in Kyoto to the front entrance of the exhibition in Ueno Shinobazu no ike Pond in Tokyo!We can see "Ekiden Monument" at the north end of the east foot of Sanjo-ohashi Bridge which was a starting point.It has a history of connecting tasuki for 3 days at a distance of about 514 km.Currently, Kyoto City is a sacred place for Ekiden, including the High School Ekiden in December, the Women's Ekiden in January, and the Wheelchair Ekiden in March.In February, the Daimonji Ekiden, an ekiden competition between Kyoto City elementary schools, is also a special feature of Miyakooji.The tasuki that has been passed down from generation to generation in its birthplace.Why don't you cheer for the players running through Reiwa's Miyakooji and remember those days?
A little-known spot with a view of the streets of Kyoto ② Enjoy the change of seasons from the retro Ferris wheel at Kyoto City Zoo
The Kyoto Okazaki area is impressive for the vermilion large torii gate of Heian-jingu Shrine.It is also known as one of the best cultural zones in Kyoto with many museums.Among them, "Kyoto City Zoo" has long been loved as a place of recreation and relaxation by citizens.It was opened in 1903 and is the 2nd oldest zoo in Japan.Do you know that the small Ferris wheel in this zoo is a view spot where you can see Okazaki area?A journey of prospect of 1 lap about 2 minutes and 50 seconds by a retro gondola in pastel colors!It is fun to look for famous places such as the Sanmon gate of Nanzenji which is towering with Higashiyama as its background or Kyoto Tower in the distance.Kyoto City ZooOkazaki Park, Hoshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City2 minutes walk from the city bus stop Okazaki-koen ZooHere is for A little-known spot with a view of the streets of Kyoto ① Enjoy the night view with "Kyoto Station building air route"!
A little-known spot with a view of the streets of Kyoto ① Enjoy the night view with "Kyoto Station building air route"!
Today in Kyoto, the sun sets early and it is completely dark after 17 o'clock.Therefore, it is also a season to enjoy beautiful night view for a long time.This time, we will introduce the Kyoto Station Building, which is a gateway to Kyoto and is crowded with people.The 185 meter promenade in there is a great spot for night view.The view of the town from the gap of the complicated steel frame is perfect for the finale of Kyoto sightseeing!You can see the illuminated Kyoto Tower up close.It's nice to have a free night view spot in a location directly connected to Kyoto Station.Why don't you stop by before taking the Shinkansen?
Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ③ Go to "Yoshida Sanso Cafe Shinkokan" where you can enjoy the autumn leaves view
During the autumn leaves season, the cafe time is also exciting!Why don't you take a break at a cafe where you can enjoy the special view of autumn leaves?My favorite is "Yoshida Sanso" which is near the Shinnyo-do Temple, a famous place for autumn leaves.The tea salon established here has special seats on the second floor.It is a perfect location where you can see Mt. Hiei and Mt. Daimonji by windows on three sides of the floor!Let's have coffee and chocolate cake while being surrounded by autumn scenery.Yoshida Sanso Cafe Shinkokan59-1, Yoshida Shimooji-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Ginkaku-ji Temple.Here is for Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ① Jo-Namagashi of "Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi"Here is for Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ② Autumn leaves pattern Tenugui (Japanese hand towel) from "Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihei Shoten"
Have a tea time with plenty of Apples at "Pomme" along "Tesugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)"
If you take a walk along "Tesugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)", why don't you stop at a cafe with a bright red apple sign?A cafe "Pomme" along "Tesugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)" where you can enjoy handmade apple sweets.I'm relieved by the mild taste of apple cake which is the signature dish.It's cute that the wooden container with apple cake is shaped like an apple!If you enjoy it as an original apple tea made by squeezing an apple into a circle, you will be able to dye your body and mind to an apple color.Pomme144 Jodoji Shimonanda-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minute walk from the Kinrin Shako bus stop.Here is for Wanting to walk in the autumn when you are lost in thought "Tetsugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)".
Wanting to walk in the autumn when you are lost in thought "Tetsugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)"
Kyoto is dotted with scenic spots and little-known spots for autumn leaves.I introduce the spot where you can enjoy autumn leaves without worrying about the opening time.For example, how about "Tetsugaku no michi (The Philosopher's Path)" which is close to Nanzen-ji Temple and Eikan-do Temple?It is a walking path of about 2km that originated from the time when the philosopher Kitaro Nishida walked while indulging in his thoughts.Let's walking slowly from Ginkakuji Temple in the north to Kumano Nyakuoji Shrine in the south as if you were a philosopher.The color of the leaves differs depending on where you see it.And the scattered maple leaves on the walking path and the canal are full of elegance!There is no time limit, but I recommend early morning when the air is clear and less popular.
Information on autumn leaves in Kyoto ① Kyoto's most popular Kiyomizu-dera Temple
The trees in Kyoto have begun to turn red and yellow.Kiyomizu Temple, which is the most popular temple in Kyoto, has begun to be the best place to see autumn leaves.Niomon gate, precincts and three-storied pagoda are beautiful autumn scenery.About 1000 Japanese maple trees dye the area red, and you can enjoy the special scenery only in autumn.It is always crowded regardless of the day or time, but you can see a superb view only in Kyoto!Until December 1, the special exhibition of Joju-in Garden is held.And during the period, at night, the three-storied pagoda is illuminated with fantastic blue light.
- 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