Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2010

Do you know the Arashiyama Hanatouro?
This event is a light up the arashiyama area by Japanese lamps.

Date : December 10th – 19th, 2010.
Time : 17:00 ~ 20:30

Follows is a part of Arashiyama Hanatouro, please check!

Follows picture is a Arashiyama Hanatouro of last year.
Hanatouro official site.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Arashiyama of Autumn 2010 part2

It is today’s morning.
The Mt. Arashiyama’s many trees turned red and yellow, day by day.
It looks beautiful!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Arashiyama of Autumn 2010

It is Arashiyama that famous of Autumn, a Trees began to turn red those leaves.
Probably, we think that can be seeing beautiful mountain on middle of November.

↑This is Mt. Ogurayama.

↑The Left side Mt. is Arashiyama, the right side Mt. is Ogurayama.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A traditional summer event on 16 August 2010

This is holy event, “Gozan Okuribi” is called in Japan.
(A Five Mountain Send-off Bonfire is called in English)

There is a BON in Japan.
Ancestral souls return to their home in BON period.
16 August is final day of BON period, and this day people send their ancestral souls for their world.
Gozan Okuribi fire is landmark of soul’s world entrance.
Ancestral souls return to their world from BON fire.

Therefore BON fire is holy fire.
When Japanese people see the BON fire, people match their hands.
Match hands is called “Gaasyou” in Japan.

↑This is DAIMONJI.


Date : 16 August 2009
Time : 20:00 ~ 20:20
From: Arashiyama

Sunday, June 20, 2010


It can be seen only here in Kyoto and there are about 170 of Japanese monkeys.

IWATAYAMA is small mountain, you walk to go up mountain road.
It takes 20minutes walk to go up mountain road, you can see a fine view place of Kyoto city.
This fine view place is no cage, you can see a mode of Japanese monkey life before very eyes.

It is possible to make Japanese monkeys take to feeding.
※monkey’s feed cost is 100yen.

About Japanese monkey life,
The span of Japanese monkey life is about 30years old.
In past, a most advanced age’s monkey is 33years and 10months old in this park.
This monkey is female, female monkey is long life than male monkey.

About Japanese monkey’s child,
If you visit the ARASHIYAMA MONKEY PARK IWATAYAMA during April to July, maybe you can see a child monkey!

Please attention,
Monkeys are aiming your bag and food.
Don’t have an eye contact to monkeys, sometimes monkeys get angry with eye contact.

Place : It takes 2minutes walk from Togetsutei.
Take a seeing time : about 1hour.
Charge : adult 550yen, under 15years old child 250yen, under 3years old child free.
Time : 9:00~17:00 ※November 21th ~ march 14th 9:00~16:00
Period : It is open throughout the year.
※there is a case to be cancelled by weather and etc.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ninnaji temple

Ninnaji temple is world heritage, has a national treasure and important cultural property.

This is a Gojyuunotou and important cultural property.
A Gojyuunotou was built in 1644.
This building’s height is 36.18 meters.
※A Gjyuunotou means Five Storied Pagoda.

This is a Kyozou and important cultural property.
A Kyozou was built in 1644.
※A Kyouzou means storehouse of sutras.

This is a Miedou and important cultural property.
A Miedou was built in 1624.

There is a lot of highlight in Ninnaji temple.

An access from Togetsutei to Ninnaji temple.
Randen train is best way.
①From Togetsutei to Arashiyama station of Randen train.(7minutes walk)
②From Arashiyama station to Katabiranotsuji station.(6minutes train ride and transfer)
③From Katabiranotsuji station to Omuro-Ninnaji station.(6minutes train ride)
④From Omuro-Ninnaji station to Ninnaji temple.(3minutes walk)

Omuro-Ninnaji station of Randen train.

You can see this view, when you get off the Omuro-Ninnaji station.
That is Ninnaji temple.


Monday, April 5, 2010

SAKURA in Arashiyama.

The cherry blossom tree called SAKURA in Japan.
The SAKURA is full bloom now in Arashiyama area!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cherry blossom, called Sakura in Japan. Part 1

Kyoto Arashiyama is warming day by day. I feel spring is near.
Please check it out, a part of Arashiyama’s Sakura is already blooming.

But it takes one more week, full bloom of Sakura in all area Arashiyama.

Please welcome to Arashiyama in this Spring!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Kitanotenmanguu shrine’s plum.

Kitanotenmanguu shrine’s plum.

Do you know Kitanotenmanguu shrine?
This shrine is god of study and is famous for plum.

There are 2000 plum trees of 50kinds.

The plum trees become full bloom on March.

Period : from beginning of February to end of March.
Time : 10:00 ~ 16:00
Cost : adult 600yen child 300yen.