Thursday, November 15, 2018

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence

WATTENTION AUTUMN TRIP REPORT Never underestimate Japan. It’s a mistake to confine yourself to the sprawling, labyrinth-esque borders of Tokyo on a visit to Japan. The incessant gleam of neon lights has a sedative effect that...

Gudetama lost in Edo!

Japan's popular lazy egg, Gudetama, is lost in the Edo period! This autumn and winter only you can visit Gudetama world at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Born in 2013, Gudetama's name is a play...

3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto’s rich history even extends to its many shops and these shinise, or historic shops, are some of the Kyoto's oldest. In fact, these three fan shops are among Japan's most historic, with some...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kansai

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kansai is located in the southern central part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures: Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. Often cited as the...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto Kyoto 1 ~ 29  1 Zenporitsu-ji Temple (善法律寺) in Yawata A photo posted by 柴犬こむぎ&つくし (@mugi_tsuku) on Dec 17, 2015 at 3:01pm PST First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: Middle...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 4 Komyo-ji (光明寺) in Nagaokakyo First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the beginning of December Access: 10min Hankyu-Bus ride from Nagaoka-Tenjin Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 7 Shouji-ji Temple (勝持寺) in Kyoto 京都 長岡京 勝持寺の紅葉その9? 勝持寺の境内、不動堂へ #京都紅葉 #勝持寺 #kyoto A photo posted by Hiroshi Noguchi (@noguchibiyousitu) on Oct 27, 2016 at 7:04am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: Beginning...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 10 Kosho-ji Temple (興聖寺) in Uji A photo posted by 拓?風 (@sohkai_works) on Dec 10, 2015 at 5:24pm PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: End of November Color Peak: End of November until...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 13 Arashi Yama (嵐山) in Kyoto First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the beginning of December Recommended Spots: Togetsukyo Bridge Access: 10min walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station...