Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring is coming soon??

How are you doing, everyone?

It is getting warm these days in Kyoto:)
That is good for us and our guest as well.
This winter was so cold!!

By the way, we are going to do an event on 3rd March!!
The Japanese Doll Festival (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri)
We will let you know about the detail soon!

Anyway, take care of yourself everone!!
Be carful to get a cold as seasons change!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

trip to Miyama!!


Here is snowing again. Where is hopeful Spring? We cant wait!!
Recently, we have been searching any place where you can experience more authentic japanese atmosphere. The place would be something you have never seen.
A few days ago, we went to Miyama district, some 15km from north of Kyto city, where you will find the collection of houses with a thatched roof in the beautiful landscape. As you see from the picture, the houses in the district are quite similar to the one called gassyo-zukuri in Shirakawa-go which was selected World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
It was snowing a lot when we were there so that we could see and enjoy winter scenery of the village.
There are still a lot of places people dont know and go in Kyoto so We would like you to know such a hidden spot through this blog.

See you later!

Friday, February 11, 2011

National Foundation Day!

Hi how are you doing everyone??
Today is National Foundtion Day in Kyoto.
The first Emperor succeeded to the throne on this day in B.C.660.

So many poeple having day off today!
But actually we don't do anything special on this day.
We don't cerebrate like other countries.
So we just usually go out and have fun, that's all.

Anyway, do you know Kyoto Imperial Palace?
That's the place where Emperor used to live.
When poeple come to Kyoto, they often visit Kyoto Imperial Palace & Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.
You can visit garden whnever you want.
If you want to go inside the palace, please take your passport to the counter of the Imperial Household Agency Kyoto Office to apply for entry permission.
You can join the English tour free of charge!
I think it worth going there!

See you!