One Day Plan in Kyoto

"I can spend only 7 hours in Kyoto." I hope you don't have to deal with that situation, because there are simply too many things to see. But in case you are here for a conference or one day excursion, I'd like to give you a perfect plan. I'm going…

Kyoto Illumination Event Calendar 2017

Historical and prestigious temples/shrines are the main sightseeing destinations in Kyoto. 17 of them are designated as World Heritage Sites. [caption id="attachment_715" align="alignleft" width="690"] Shorenin Temple Illumination[/caption] Although visiting as many spots as possible is ideal, most of them close at 16:00 – 17:00 (and usually visiting 30 minutes before…

Horse Racing At Kamigamo Shrine

Kamigamo Kurabeuma is said to be the origin of horse racing in Japan. This event started during the reign of Emperor Horikawa in 1093. Today (May 5th) I had an opportunity to see this traditional event held at Kamigamo Shrine. [caption id="attachment_237" align="alignleft" width="690"] Kamigamo Kurabeuma[/caption] (more…)