The Music Box Museum is a specialty shop of music boxes in Otaru， Hokkaido.
There are many kinds of music boxes made of grass, wood or other material.
And their gentle sounds will captivate you when you step into the shop.
In addition, there are a lot of other items to decorate music boxes to charm visitors, such as beautiful ornaments and dolls that move to the melody of music.
Kyoto – A New Way to Eat Warabi Mochi: Frozen “Kushi Warabi”! Arare Shop “Kyo-Nishijin Kasho Souzen”Read Later
Kyoto’s “Kyo-Nishijin Kasho Souzen” is a shop famous for rice cake treats called “arare.”
Its most recent popular product is “kushi warabi,” warabi mochi (bracken-starch mochi) on a skewer.
These warabi mochi are sold frozen, so as time passes you can enjoy the way its texture changes from crunchy sherbert-like treat to chewy mochi.
Located in Kawaramachi, Kyoto you’ll find Len, a trendy little hostel with its own built-in café and bar. The first floor’s lounge area, where the café and bar are located, welcomes not only guests, but locals and travelers alike. The atmosphere is laid back and encourages people to come together and have a good time. Its location is convenient for sightseeing around Kyoto as well, with the downtown area and Kamogawa just a stone's throw away.
A Convenient Location for Travel to Kyoto! Stay Cheaply in a Japanese-Style Building at “Guest House Waraku-an”Read Later
“Guest House Waraku-an” is built in a renovated 100-year-old house in Kyoto.
Guests can stay for a reasonable price and enjoy a pure Japanese atmosphere.
Muko City in Kyoto is famous for its spicy foods. Kirinen, which took 1st place in the Muko City-originated “KARA-1 Grand Prix (Competition for Japan’s Spiciest Food),” is a restaurant known for being the Holy Land for those who like spicy food.
The Ohmato Taikai is a tournament in which only young adult (20 years of age) ranked archers and martial artists can participate.
Participants compete by shooting two arrows at a target around 60 meters away.
Participating in this tournament is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people, and every year around 2000 young adults come to compete.
The sight of participants wearing furisode and hakama as they pull their bows taut is brilliant and stunning. Even those who are not familiar with the intricacies of archery can enjoy the skillful displays.
Participation is strictly limited, but anyone can watch the competition. Admission is free on the day of the tournament.
Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro - 2017Read Later
The blend of magnificent flower arrangements, provided in collaboration with the Kyoto Ikebana Association, and lights, such as around 2500 LED lit open-air lanterns, creates a very Japanese aura through the lights and shadows. In tandem with Saga Arashiyama region’s natural beauty, by leveraging the magnificence of waterside spaces, bamboo groves, and historical cultural areas, the landscape is transformed into a beautiful scene.
A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. Gion Matsuri is a religious celebration of Yasaka Shrine, located in Higashiyama-ku of Kyoto City. The festival has its origins in Shinto rituals conducted to ward off the epidemic that plagued Kyoto in 869.
A variety of rituals and events are held across the month-long festival, which lasts from July 1st through the 31st every year.
This article will introduce “yoiyama” and “yamaboko junko,” two of the top events during the month-long festival. The “Kyoto Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Gyoji” is a registered UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.