Saturday, December 12, 2009

Arashiyama Hanatouro 2009 part2

Hanatouro is opening in Arashiyama Kyoto now.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Arashiyama Hanatouro 2009

11-20 December, in our area Arashiyama-Sagano of Kyoto will open Arashiyama Hanatouro 2009.
This event is light up this area by Japanese lamp.
Time : 17:00 to 20:30.
Please look this site.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


If you wish a reservation for our Ryokan Togetsutei.

Please e-mail us.

First of all, would you tell us.
①Your name.
②Your wish date. (check in and out)
③Room type and number of rooms.
④Your party. (male, female and child ※and child age)
⑤Your country.

Room Type and room rate.
About Ryokan.
Hot spring.

Second of all, our reply.

Third of all, we need more information of you.

Fourth of all, RESERVATION is completion.

If you have some question, please e-mail us!

Monday, November 9, 2009

MOMIJI festival in Arashiyama 2009

Yesterday 8 November, it was open MOMIJI festival in Arashiyama.

This festival continues since 1947 and praises the beauty of colored leaves and gives thanks to gods.

However, time goes by, there is the influence of the global warming.

Most of the colored leaves are not seen in this period yet.

Recently years, it starts to turn red a leaves on middle Novembvr.

Sorry my English.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Down river cruise in Arashiyama

Down river cruise “Hozugawa - kudari”

There is a big river in Arashiyama.
This river which is called Katsura-river, the river’s upper from Togetsu-kyo bridge is called Ooi-river, more upper from Ooi-river is called Hodu-river.
Originally this river was got ready with wood as a raft to carry it to the lower part of a river, navigates it as sightseeing ship they use the waterway now, and to enjoy a scene and a fast flowing stream.
This sightseeing ship is called Hodugawa-kudari.

Down river cruise will start from Kameoka.
Please enjoy, feel a thrill in the strong flow by handling of wonderful pole of men called a Sendou.
And please enjoy too, calm flow and wonderful scenery of ravine overflows naturally.

The ship will arrive at Arashiyama after enjoying 1hour and half’s down river cruise.
Enjoy sightseeing of Arashiyama immediately after down river cruise.

Start time: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30.
※Saturday, Sunday and Holiday’s start time is irregular.

Price: Adult 3,900yen, Child 2,500yen, under 4years old is free.

Period: 10th March – 30th November.

Route1 (recommendation)
Sagano sightseeing tram course.
Tram Saga station near JR Saga-Arashiyama station → Tram Kameoka station (the third station, about 20minutes passed) → bus ride (about 15minites bus ride) → start place of Hodugawa-kudari.
Tram’s cost is Adult 600yen.
Bus’s cost is 270yen.

JR Saga-Arasiyama station → JR Kameoka station (the third station, about 10minutes passed) → about 8minutes walk for start place of Hodugawa-kudari.
Cost is 190yen.

Please enjoy.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A traditional summer event on 16 August 2009

This traditional summer event to be called Gozan Okuri-bi.

This traditional event represents the end of summer in Kyoto.
On August 16th, at five mountain locations, Japanese letter shaped areas are set alight to guide sprits back after visiting their old homes.
That sentence quotation from pamphlet of Kyoto Prefectural Government publication.
First fire is Daimonji on Mt nyoigatake.
Second fire is Myouhou on Mt nisi and Mt higashi.
Third fire is Funagata on Mt myoukenn.
Fourth fire is HidariDaimonnji on Mt daimonnji.
Fainal fire is our area Arashiyama on Mt mandara, can you see a holy fire.
Date : 16 August 2009
Time : 20:20
From: Hourinji-temple

Saturday, June 13, 2009

UKAI, Cormorant fishing of Arashiyama 2009

Arashiyama has a long history of using this method of cormorant fishing among the local expert fishermen. So what exactly is Cormorant fishing, you might wonder. This ancient method had been practiced since the beginning of Kyoto reining as the ancient capitol. First what they did was attach string to the large black seabirds, the cormorant, and release them into the river from the boat. The fish are caught by the cormorants and before they can swallow the fish, they are pulled out from the water and stored. An old local method of catching river trout. This practice was thought to be an amazing talent and was acknowledged by the Omiyabito (Heian era court nobles). They enjoyed watching by starting a bonfire and ordering the cormorant fishing to continue into the night. This was the start of the seasonal event of summer. Today, this method of fishing is not practiced so much, but as a traditional seasonal event of the summer, it will be specially demonstrated for the many people from all around the globe. You can sit on the actual boats, see this amazing event right up by the action, and enjoy the cool summer breeze and traditional atmosphere of a spectacular night in Kyoto.

When: July 1st - September 15th (August 16th is a holiday)
Boarding times (1hr ride): July and August: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, September: 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Regular attraction: Adult (1,700 Yen), Children 4 - 12 (850 Yen)
Special attraction: Adult (2,000 Yen). Children 4 - 12 (1,000 Yen)
*Numbers for the special attraction is limited.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Information of Internet PC

We have established pay PC with high speed Internet at Hekisenkaku Lobby.
It is available to search for Kyoto information, next staying facilities or updating blog.
We use the same security system as net café, so that using history will be removed completely from PC automatically after shut off down.
Also, it is free to use the internet for using your wireless LAN PC at Hekisenkaku Lobby.

Time A.M7:00~A.M0:00
Rate 10minutes per/100yen

↑Internet room.

↑Insert the 100yen coin.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

周恩来(Zhou Enlai)

Do you know the Zhou Enlai prime minister(周恩来)?
When he came abroad to study in Japan, he wrote one poem.
This poem’s name is Raining Arashiyama(雨中嵐山).
There is a monument which inscribed this poem in Kameyama area of Arashiyama Park.
Wen Jiabao prime minister(温家宝), Chinese important person, visited this place too when he visited to Japan.
And many Chinese people are visited this place too, because he is a one of the Chinese hero.
This place is the symbol of the Japan and China friendship now.

Togetsukobashi-bridge, from entrance of Togetsutei Shuzankaku.

The place, across the togetsukobashi-bridge, you can see Mt. Ogurayama and Ooigawa-river.

And across the Togetsukyou-bridge.

When you across the Togetsukyou-bridge, please turn left and go straight.

When you see a stone pavement, please walk on the stone pavement, please go straight too.

When you walk for a while, north side of stone road is put the stone pillar.

And the south side is spreading the great view of Mt and river.

There are the stairs of the stone over there.

There are a sign, middle of the stone stairs, it is written as “Monument commemorating.

Chinese prime minister Zhou Enlai’s poem”.
Please go up the stairs a little more.

When you go up the stairs top, you can see a new sign but can’t see a Zhou Enlai prime ministers 's poem’s sign.
But please don’t worry, please look right side!

You can see a Zhou Enlai prime minister’s poem’s sign!

This is back of the monument.

This is front of the monument of Zhou Enlai prime minister’s poem.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Matsuo Taisya Shrine’s information

A Japanese mountain rose, called Yamabuki, is full bloom now, at Matsuo Taisya Shrine.
A Japanese mountain rose is small yellow flowers.

Matsuo Taisya shrine is far from Arashiyama about 25 minutes walk.
If you use Hankyu train, few minutes ride from Arashiyama station to Matsuo station.
When you get off the train gate, you can see a big red structure.
The big red structure is entrance of Matsuo Taisya Shrine.

The language of flowers for Yamabuki is Dignity, Sublime, and Can hardly wait.