2018年5月

Mifune Matsuri (Three Boat Festival)

Mifune Matsuri (Three Boat Festival) takes place on this week’s Sunday. It is hosted by a small shrine named Kurumazaki-jinja, that worships gods for artistic talent. The festival starts there at 12:30 with a ritual, where people dress up in ancient Heian costumes, they then proceed to Arashiyama’s famous Togetsu-kyo Bridge and board about 25 […]

How to use a Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring)

One of the must-dos if you want to experience Japanese culture at first hand is taking a nice hot bath in one of Japan’s many Hot Springs! For some of you it might be the first time to go to an onsen in Japan and so to wash away any worries you might have, we […]

Aoi Matsuri

Every 15th of May the annual Aoi Matsuri takes place in Kyoto. Being one of the three big festivals of the city, visitors should not miss this opportunity when the procession starts at the Imperial Palace and moves on to the two northern Shrines (Kamigamo and Shimogamo Shrine) where the messenger of the emperor appeases […]