2018年7月

Happy birthday, hachi!

Today marks exactly one year since we opened Guest House hachi and looking back, we all had an amazing first year here. Within the last year, we made many new friends and created wonderful memories. I think, with this occasion, it is a good time to tell you how it all started.   We found the […]

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto

It is the month of July, a very important month for Kyoto because it’s the month of Gion Matsuri! You might have heard of it before since the Gion Matsuri Festival is one of the biggest and most famous festivals in all Japan. This festival actually originated for rather tragical reasons, because it started as […]

Romantic Star Festival (Tanabata) at Kodai-ji Temple

Kodai-ji Temple with its extensive gardens which include a bamboo forest and beautiful ponds is a popular Kyoto tourist site. This weekend on 7. and 8. July Kodai-ji Temple has a special evening light up event to celebrate Tanabata or the “Star Festival”. Tanabata celebrates the meeting of two celestial lovers (Orihime and Hikoboshi) who […]