Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama

Ukai is a traditional fishing method in which trained cormorants (large diving birds) are used to catch fish such as sweet fish (Ayu).This type of…

Tanabata illumination at Kibune Shrine

Every year, there are illuminations from July to mid-August at Kibune Shrine in Kyoto. Tanabata is a mythical tale of literal star-crossed lovers take place…

Kyoto Gion-matsuri Festival

During the Heian period (794-1185), Kyoto suffered a series of natural disasters and plagues. As a form of appeasement to Mother Nature, a thousand years…

Aoi Matsuri Festival

Aoi Matsuri Festival is the most important annual rituals for both Shimogamo Jinja shrine and Kamigamo Jinja shrine. A festival with a 1400 years of…

Fujinomori Matsuri Festival

Fujinomori Matsuri Festival is held every year from MAY 1 to 5.During the festival, there are many food stalls, and portable shrines are carried.

Kiyomizu-dera Spring Illumination

Spring night at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The stage and three-story pagoda are lit up, and the night view of Kyoto from the stage adds color to the spring evening.

Gion Shirakawa Sakura Lit up

Cherry blossoms lined on the Gion Shirakawa dori, one of the Kyoto’s iconic street will be lit up to create a fantastic atmospere.

To-ji Temple Spring Illumination

Kyoto’s landmark, The five story pagoda at To-ji Temple is lit up with Cherry blossom. Easy access from JR Kyoto station.