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Kyoto autumn leaves forecast 2019

Let us see forecasts of autumn leaves Kyoto, 2019. Takao, Ohara, the center of Kyoto city and the suburb area. Ohara and Takao: Mid-November, Most of the center of the Kyoto and its suburb area: Mid-November to late-November, and other places: Early-December.
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The best Zen gardens/Karesansui in Kyoto: Top 10

In this article, you can learn about top 10 Zen/Karesansui gardens in Kyoto with a short introduction of these gardens. Shodenji, Ryoanji, Komyoin, and other important gardens.
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The meaning of Ryoanji Zen Rock Garden

No one tells the meaning of "The Rock Garden" of Ryoanj in Kyoto precisely despite its fame. Fortunately, we have some hypotheses. In this article, we make an inspection on the garden with them.
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Gion matsuri 2020: Atomatsuri Yoiyama

The precise information of Atomatsuri of Gion matsuri 2019; Byobumatsuri, Kaisyo Kazari of each Yamaboko floats. Gion bayashi, Gohuin stamps and others are available.
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Gion matsuri 2020: Mikoshi, portable shrine, guide 祇園祭の神輿英語で説明

Gion matsuri is famous for Yamaboko floats but the most important thing is Mikoshi, or porptable shrine. In this article, I'll show you the history, importance of it.
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Things not to do in Kyoto/京都不做的事情/禁止事項

To our regret, some behavior seems rude in Japan. I suppose the problem is that they are stranger to our culture. So, I'll show you indications that will be great help for you.
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Why is Gion matsuri celebrated?

Gion matsuri has changed in many ways but its aim reminds the same for 1150 years. In this article, you can learn the exact reason why Gion matsuri is celebrated.
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Gion matsuri Schedule 2020 altered due to COVID-19

In 2002, lots of events are abbreviated or canceled due to COVID-19. Gion matsuri is one of the oldest matsuri/festival in Japan.There are many rituals held in July. In this article, you can see exact schedule they are held.
Aoi Matsuri Festival

Saiohdai Gyokei no Gi 2020 CANCELED: The most famous ritual prior to Aoi matsuri festival in Kyoto

Saiohdai Gyokei no Gi is the most important ritual prior to Aoi matsuri festival. In this article, we learn about Gyokei no Gi in historical point of view and who is Saioh/Saiohdai.
Aoi Matsuri Festival

Ashizoroeshiki of Kamokurabeuma, the ritual prior to Aoi matutsuri festival 2020: CANCELED

This is the absolute guide of Ashizoroeshiki of Kamokurebeuma held at Kamigamo shrine. It is an important ritual of Aoi matsuri festival in Kyoto.
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Kamo Kyokusui no En 2020:CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, Kamo Kyokusui no En 2020 is postponed. Kamo Kyokusui no En is a party in which poets compose poem in an extraordinary beautiful music. It started as a ritual of the Imperial court. Let us learn about it.
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Bodhisattva Kannon robot teaches The Heart Sutra at Kodaji temple

Kodaiji enshrines Bodhisattva Kannon robot. She reveals what The Heart Sutra and the way to Nirvana. This article is a special report of her preaching ad Kodaiji temple and an easy intruduction of The Heart Sutra.
Enthronement/即位

The meaning of Reiwa, the new Japanese Imperial period

Reiwa (令和), what does the new Imperial period/era mean? Why are Japanese people delighted because it was quoted the Manyosyu?
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Kiyomizu-dera renovation in April, 2020

Now Kiyomizudera is under renovation and its Hiwadabuki roof is under reconstruction. In this article, I'll show you what Hiawdabuki is and how the reconstruction carries on.
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Higashiyama Hanatoro was canceled in 2020

)n 2020, Higashiyama Habatoro was canceled. The absolute guide of Higashiyama Hanatoro held in Kyoto every spring.
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Haradanien garden: Cherry blossom supreme in Kyoto

Haradanien is a private garden only open to public in spring and autumn. It is little-known place and not a famous place to enjoy cherry blossoms like Heian Jingu shrine. It is the most popular destination among Kyoto-enthusiasts. It is well-kept secret place.
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Rengeji temple in Kyoto with a tranquil garden supreme

Rengeji is one of the most underrated Buddhist temple with extraordinary garden suitable for meditation. The garden stands for a paradise in Buddhism and has amazing autumn leaves.
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Hinamatsuri in Kyoto 2019: Dolls and their history

Hinamatsuri is one of "Gosseku," the annual events, and held on March 3rd in Japan. Each family displays "Hina Nigyo", Hinamtsuri dolls with flowers for the purpose of praying for prosperous and healthy life for their daughters.
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Plum blossoms Ume Japan 2020: At Kitano Tenmangu shrine Baien garden

In japan, we admire Plum blossoms or Ume before cherry blossoms bloom. Let us enjoy them at Kitano Tenmangu shrine, the most famous Ume place in Kyoto. Night illumination is available.
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Cherry blossom night illumination in Kyoto 2020: 20 sites of Sakura

The moast recommended 20 sites to admire night illumination of cherry blossom or Yozakura in Kyoto.
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Cherry blossoms Night Illumination spots 36 in Kyoto 2020

Recommended 26 Cherry blossom/Sakura spots in Kyoto. In this article, kinds of cherry blossoms, night illumination, the days they blooms and other information is available.
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Gion Ebessan/Ebisu Fesitival 2021 at Yasaka shrine in Kyoto: Ebessan parade canceled祇園えべっさん英語で説明

Gion Ebessan/Ebisu festival is held at Yasaka shrine. In 2021, Ebessan boat parade was canceled due to COVID-19. With lots of photos and video, you can learn about the festival like Ebessan boat and Seven Deities/Gods of fortune, etc.
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Aouma/Hakuba Soran Shinji 2021 at Kamigomo shrine canceled due to COVID-19 白馬奏覧神事英語で説明

Hakuba Soran Shinji is a Shinto ritual held at Kamigamo Jinja shrine in Kyoto on January 7th. In the ritual, we see Shinme horse and eat Nanakusagayu. In this article, you see the best way to enjoy them! Nanakusa gayu bowl is not offered in 2021 due to COVID-19
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Kemari Hajime 2021 at Shimogamo shrine canceled due to COVID-19 蹴鞠はじめ英語で説明

Kemari dedication takes place at Shimogamo shrine on January. Kemari is a traditional Japanese foot ball game. Let us learn what Kemari is on video and text: its history, how to play it, and so on. Kemari Hajime is canceled 2021 due to COVID-19.
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Hatsumode in Kyoto 2021: Yasaka shrine provides you with extreme blessings!

Let us make Hatsumode (初詣) to Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) which which gives you an extraordinary blessings to you.
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Okeramairi 2021 and Okerabi 2020of Yasaka shrine, Kyoto

On December 31st and January 1st, people have Okerabi at Yasaka shrine. Let us learn its history and the way to enjoy them!
Autumn Leaves

19 night illumination spots of Autumn leaves in Kyoto 2020

The top 19 sites to enjoy autumn leaves illumination in Kyoto. Some are canceled due to COVID-19. You can learn what to see in each site, opening hours, entrance fee, and the ways to get there.
Autumn Leaves

KIYOMIZU-DERA in Autumn Leaves and night illumination 2019

Kiyomizu-dera temple has the most amazing autumn leaves and night illumination in Kyoto. You can learn the best way to enjoy them in this article with a help of a goat Kyotoite!
Autumn Leaves

Tofukuji temple: Autumn leaves in Kyoto 2018

Tofukuji, 東福寺, is famous for bridges floating over cloud of autumn leaves and amazing Zen garden. Let us learn the ways to enjoy them!
Autumn Leaves

Genkoan temple in Kyoto; Autumn leaves, Zen windows, and Harakiri-ceilings

Genkoan temple in Kyoto is a cozy place but has extraordinary autumn leaves, Zen windows and Harekiri-ceilings. Let me show you them!
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