GTK would like to introduce the real Kyoto life by GTK bloggers. Some of them migrated from their countries
to Kyoto, and want to share how to enjoy the Kyoto life. These blogs are quite useful for visiting Kyoto, and also
for people who hope to live in Japan.
Today’s Kyoto was hot! I remember the terrible weather in summer here. Rainy season will start soon. It’s just now to enjoy good weather actually. Green Tour Kyoto had a nice event of hiking last Sunday. The route was from very famous shrine, Fushimi-inari-taisha to Sennyu-ji which is well-known as the temple related to Imperial [...]
Happy New Year everyone! How was your New Year’s holiday? Did you see the first sunrise of the year on the mountain? I was in Kyoto on the New Year days and on the 2nd, January, I went up on Mt.Daiomonji which is the most popular mountain in Kyoto. (altitude 466m) On two days of [...]
I visit Koto-in Temple (高桐院) which is the sub temple of Daitoku-ji Temple (大徳寺) last weekend. The reason to choose this temple was that Koto-in is well-know as a beautiful carpet with fallen red momiji maple leaves. Actually the best season to see momiji was almost finished at the end of the month. So I [...]
I have been living in Kyoto for 12 years, but there are still some places where I’ve never been to yet. Kumogahata, very north part of Kyoto City, is one of them and from where the Kamo River, loved by Kyoto peoples’, comes from. I joined the interested tour named “Kumogahata Green Tourism” yesterday with [...]
You might see some small tents with red and white lanterns here and there in Kyoto this weekend. This is an annual Obon event for kids particularly in Kyoto. Adults prepare the gifts and snacks for kids and ask the monk to come to the tent and chant the sutra. Yes, summer is the busiest [...]
I enjoyed hiking on Higashiyama mountains to Yamashina last weekend. We started from Keage which is the no.32 point of The Kyoto Circuit Trail, and stop by Himukai-daijingu Shrine. This shrine is worshiped as a small Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture. Their buildings are rustic, but look so magnificent as well. We found a big [...]
Green Tour Kyoto had a wonderful hiking yesterday, May 13th. The weather was great! 13 beautiful and healthy girls and only 4(!) boys met on the mountain and shared a nice time. As I wrote this time route on the previous blog, we walked from Kurama to Shizuhara via Mt.Konpira. At Shizuhara, we had a [...]
Green Tour Kyoto decided the date and route of next hiking. Date: May 13th (Sunday), meet @ Demachi-yanagi Station, 9:45. Route: Kurama ~ Shizuhara ~ Mt.Konpira Vegetarian lunch @ Cafe Millet, Shizuhara (http://blog.cafemillet.jp/) Fee: ¥2500 (including lunch at Cafe Millet) *Please pay the transport fee to Kurama and from Shizuhara by yourselves. Finish at Cafe [...]
Kyoto is covered by pink cherry blossoms now! It’s finally spring here, people had been waiting!! I stopped by one shrine in Kyoto Imperial Park and enjoyed taking photos of sakura (cheery blossoms) fell over the old thatched roof of the shrine. It wouldn’t need any words. Enjoy sakura and Japanese old architecture!
It is the last day of February today. This winter is colder than usual. Rain has stopped in Kyoto, but it seems to be snowy in the Kanto area including Tokyo today. I hope season will change to spring from tomorrow, March. Map above from the website “OMRON” : http://www.healthcare.omron.co.jp/kyoto/ What do you think the [...]