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“Smart Stay SHIZUKU” is a new capsule hotel by Kyoto Station that opened in April of 2018.
It was created based on the concept of a “private oasis.” It’s cheap, convenient, and easily accessed.
This hotel was made so that even women can feel comfortable staying.
A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. 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.
Convenient for Sightseeing in Osaka! Hostel Namba Minami Kanon Can Even Accommodate Large GroupsRead Later
This article will introduce Osaka's Hostel Namba Minami Kanon, which opened in November of 2016.
You can take just one train out here from Kansai International Airport, reaching the closest station of Shin-Imamiya without making any transfers!
From this location, it's also easy to access Osaka's main tourist attractions, such as Namba, Dotonbori, Kuromon Ichiba (Market), Osaka Castle Park, and Universal Studios Japan (USJ).
“Yabusame-shinji,” held at World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine, takes place in early May every year. It is held as both a purification ritual and to ensure that Aoi Matsuri, or “Hollyhock Festival,” which is also held in May, can be carried out safely without problems.
During the event, archers on horseback ride through the forest and shoot at targets. It is said that, if the arrows meet their marks, there will be an abundant harvest of crops that year and wishes will be granted.
Aoi Matsuri is an annual festival of Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The official name of the festival is Kamo no Matsuri (Kamo Festival).Aoi Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto, and it is known for having old-fashioned sense of refined grace. Out of modern-day Japanese festivals, Aoi Matsuri is one of the few festivals remaining that truly preserves old dynastic traditions.
Are you aware of a spot in Osaka that you can visit to appreciate flowers in season? That spot is the Expo '70 Commemorative Park! This park stands on the former site of the Japan Expo, the first Exposition held in Asia in 1970. Its extensive grounds house the symbolic Tower of the Sun, facilities offering a variety of experiences, and an area where many different flowers can be appreciated in each season.
Today, I'd like to introduce Hostel Wasabi Kyoto Soba, a traditional old house in Kyoto that has been converted into a hostel.
This inn is located in a residential area about 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station. The nearest train station, Kitano-Hakubaicho Station, is an 11-minute bus ride away. However, it is in close proximity to a number of tourist attractions, such as Nijo Castle, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Seimei Shrine, making this location surprisingly convenient! There is also bus access heading for Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion) and Arashiyama.
Osaka, Koinobori Festa 1000Read Later
In the Koinobori Festa, around 1000 carp-shaped streamers are hung as wishes for children’s health and for protection of the Akuta River, a symbol of Takatsuki City.
A huge number of colorful carp streamers “swim” in the sky as they hang from ropes strung across the Akuta River.
The streamers used in this festival are donated by local residents or handmade by the children at local kindergartens.