Take an Authentic Japanese Cooking Class in Kyoto

December 21, 2016 by Justin Hanus

One of the most memorable and exciting aspects of traveling or living among a different culture is exploring the cuisine. While going to an authentic restaurant may be enough to get your foodie fix, sometimes the most excitement and delight comes from the challenge of preparing the dish on your own. Japanese food is hailed […]

Kyoto Hanatouro Illumination Festivals

November 14, 2016 by Ray Proper

Hanatouro is an “illumination festival” that happens in Kyoto twice a year at two separate locations.  Actually there are two separate festivals that take place, the Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro and the Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro that feature different parts of the city.  They are similar, but each offers a slightly different experience. Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro This festival takes place annually […]

Free Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation in Kyoto in November 2016

October 24, 2016 by Justin Hanus

If you’re traveling around or living in the Kansai region then you’ve surely heard of or attended some of the marvelous intercultural events hosted by the Japan Foundation of Kyoto. Not only does this organization hold educational and networking events like lectures and seminars, they also have a variety of fun cultural exchange events to […]

Kyoto’s October Festivals

September 27, 2016 by Justin Hanus

October’s cool temperatures and changing fall landscape makes it the perfect month to enjoy the rich history and beautiful natural scenery of Japan. Luckily, if you’re around the Old Capitol at all in October, you’ll be overwhelmed with options for getting outside and experiencing the culture and beautiful traditions preserved with various festivals and events. […]

September Temple Events in Kyoto

August 19, 2016 by Justin Hanus

With the heat of the summer finally fading and the season beginning to turn into autumn, the month of September is a perfect month to get out and explore all that the Old Capitol has to offer! Luckily, between extended temple hours, traditional festivals and events, and flea market sales, you will have more than […]