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 […]

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 […]