Tenjin Matsuri

Reputedly one of Japan’s top three festivals, Tenjin Festival (天神祭) is held on 24 and 25 July every…

Genki Japanese & Culture School (Kyoto)

GenkiJACS is one of the first Japanese schools in Japan to teach communicative Japanese for everyday life, rather…

Kobe

Kobe (神戸) is one Japan’s largest cities and the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. It is located on the…

Kobe Festival

The Kobe Festival is one of the city’s most famous: an international parade with stage performances, markets, musical…

Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatoro

Hanatoro (花灯路, Hanatōro) is a 10-day long illumination that takes place in Kyoto’s Higashiyama in March and Arashiyama…

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatoro

Hanatoro (花灯路, Hanatōro) is a 10-day long illuminations that takes place in Kyoto’s Higashiyama District in March and…

Nanzenji

Nanzenji Temple (南禅寺, Nanzen-ji) is a temple in the eastern part of Kyoto which dates back to the…

Nishiki Market

A 400-meter long shopping arcade known colloquially as Kyoto’s Kitchen

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所, Kyōto Gosho) is the former residence of the Imperial Family and seat of the…

Eikando Temple

Eikando Temple (永観堂, Eikandō), formally Zenrinji (禅林寺), is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan’s Jōdo-shū…

Kiyomizu Temple

Temple in the Higashiyama District dating back to the late 8th century and famous for its views of the city (especially at night). It is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1944.

Chionin

Chionin (知恩院) is located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto and is the head temple of the Jōdo…