Traveling to “Kojiki” world, Kamigamo Shrine

Traveling to “Kojiki” world, Kamigamo Shrine

  Kamigamo Shrine   100 years Japanese traditional architectures, HARUYA are proposing a journey on the theme of “Kojiki” book, Japan mytholozy. Kamigamo Shrine, a historical shrine that has been around for thousands of years in Kyoto. Many events are held throughout the year, such as the “Aoi Matsuri”, one of the three major festivals […]

Kyoto event: Gozan no Okuribi Ritual Fires

Kyoto event: Gozan no Okuribi Ritual Fires

Gozan no Okuribi Ritual Fires   Appears high in Kyoto ‘Obon’ season, and disappears ugly The fire that crawls our ancestors always gives us peace of mind, courage and a heart of gratitude.       The origin of the Japanese word “mourn” is “to visit”. We cannot visit a deceased person, but remember the deceased […]

KAKIGORI, Japanese Shaved Ice has coming.

KAKIGORI, Japanese Shaved Ice has coming.

The season of “KAKIGORI”, Japanese Shaved Ice, has come again this year. Even from the same book, we can get a special feeling when we read while traveling, and we can feel the same “KAKIGORI”, especially when we eat in the traditional architecture. The real thrill of traveling may be in such a place. We […]

Ruriko-in temple

Ruriko-in temple

After the cherry blossom season, Ruriko-in temple in Kyoto city will have a special visit of this year. We wish you enjoy fresh green leaves. Bicycle rental is also recommended. ●Details of Ruriko-in temple special admission Date: 2019 April 15th (Mon)-June 30th (Sun) Time: 10:00 ~ 17:00 Registration is not required Ruriko-in Official Website: http://rurikoin.komyoji.com Admission: […]

Cherry blossom forecast

Cherry blossom forecast

It is expected that the cherry blossoms in Kyoto will bloom around March 25. The best season lasts until the middle of April. For more details, we can see the JR’s site: https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast, 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and Nara, [HARUYA] update official web site to be familiar with Kyoto and […]

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

10 minutes walk from the 100 years Japanese architecture, “HARUYA Higashiyama”, bicycle rent is also recommended for Kamogawa river strolling. 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and Nara, [HARUYA] update official web site to be familiar with Kyoto and Nara. We hope it can be helpful for you. HARUYA Higashiyama 100 years Japanese […]

The ume blossom festival

The ume blossom festival

The ume blossom festival on February 25 has a tea ceremony where the geiko and maiko of Kamishichiken come to serve matcha and sweets. The Bai-en (ume garden) is open to the public, and Also, on the 25th of each month, there is a street market called “Tenjin-san’s Festival” that is held within the shrine […]

Shimogamo Shrine “Nagashi Bina”

Shimogamo Shrine “Nagashi Bina”

In “HARUYA Umekouji”, four different tastes of Machiya architecture, “Nagashi Bina” decoration with World Heritage “Shimogamo Shrine” style will appear in accordance with the season of “Hina Matsuri”. The rustic and dignified prototype of the “Hina Matsuri” invites us to the sacred and immersive world of the historical Japan. Traditional event “Nagashi Bina” held on March […]

Kakizome

Kakizome

Japanese traditional annual event called “Kakizome”, the first writing of the year. As the New Year celebrates, we write poetry words or wishes and pray for improvement of writing skill. Enshrined as a scholarly “Kami” of Kitanotenmangu, Sugawara Michizane, was admired for good writing skill named “Sansei” along with Sagatennou and Onono Doufu. On January […]

Goou Jinjya Shrine

Goou Jinjya Shrine

Soon, it is a New Year. Next year’s zodiac is a boar. Many people who can not wait for the New Year have already come to visit the Goou Jinjya Shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is for Wakino Kiyomaro. There is a famous anecdote that Kiyomaro protected the emperor from Doukyou without hesitation in the […]

Arashiyama Hanatouro

Arashiyama Hanatouro

The autumn leaves season is over, and there are still days until New Year’s Day. Although it seems to be thought at a time when there are few attractions, Arashiyama lighted up shows a spectacular scenery that is different from the time of autumnal leaves. To Arashiyama station where we can enjoy the illumination, we […]

Kamogawa River’s snow makeup

Kamogawa River’s snow makeup

In Japanese language, there is a beautiful word “雪化粧(Yuki Geshou)” which means “snow makeup”. It looks different, just as snow is piled up. Besides the famous the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji snowy landscape, we also recommend walking around Kamogawa river. Snow is piled up in Kyoto about 10 days in a year. Even if it is […]

The Red bean porridge

The Red bean porridge

It is a famous temple of Zen sect, representative of Kyoto · Myoshinji Temple. “Tourinin” is in the premises where we can calmly and quietly spend. Commonly known as “Temple of SARASOUJYU”. In June, the white flower that was declared in the Heike story is blooming in the garden. We can enjoy the new year’s […]