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★ Kyoto NO.1, Daigoji's Sakura is full bloom soon!

Daigoji temple is very famous Buddhist temple and well known for UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto. One more speciality of this temple is gorgeous Sakura in Spring!! You would be amazed its unique breathtaking beauty of the tree. Don't miss this onece-a-year chance when you visit Kyoto in Spring!

When you ask the people, "what is most special Sakura in Kyoto?" Most of them say... "It's Shidare-zakura in Reihokan at Godaiji temple "  You can see soon it's really true when you visit and see with your eyes!! It's really great. :) 

It has so great impact like make your sense of Sakura totally change. Don't miss it! Reihokan (Museum). Access from Nio-mon (Gate) of Shimo-Daigo (the lower part of Daigo)

The Five-storied Pagoda, built in 951 was the original (National Treasure).

By Subway
* Nearest Station: Daigo station(Tozai Line[Metro])
10 minutes walk from Exit No.2 to east, or 10 minutes walk from the passage of Paseodaigoro on the 2nd floor to east

By Taxi
・From JR Kyoto Station, necessary time: 30 minutes to Daigo Sanboin. Taxi Fare: about 3,000 yen

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★ Enjoy Touring Kyoto by Bicycle!

Enjoy cycling in Kyoto is wonderful idea especially such in a nice weather of spring!!  Why don't you fee the beautiful nature touch your heart directly! :)  You would be impressed how huge the sky is... how comfortable to listen to the music of the stream... the smell of the wind...

Among several rent a cycling companies, "Kyoto Eco Trip" is one of the recommended companies for you!

Time: 9am to 18:00pm 

A-type: 800yen/day (without speed gears) 26inches
B-type: 1000yen/day (3 speed gears) 26inches <== Recommended

C-type: 1000yen/day (3 speed gears for Child)
M-type: 1000yen/day (3 speed gears for Parent/Child)
-- Mtype can be taken on childsheet at front or rear side.
Child sheet 300yen/seat
Child Helmet 200yen/pcs

They have convenient option like "delivery service" at 1300yen

* Kyoto station to your hotel
* Your hotel to Kyoto station
* Your Hotel to Your next Hotel (1500yen)


Carry Service

* If you like to start the cycling tour right after arriving Kyoto station, they will carry your luggages from Kyoto station to your Hotel!! Ask them "carry service" (+ 500yen).

Here is my recommend route!

Your ryokan/hotel → Kyoto station (pick up bike at 9am)

→ Fushimi Inari, thousands of torii
→ Sanjusangendo
Lunch at around Kiyomizu temple area
→ Heianjingu shrine
→ Nanzenji temple
→ Philosopher's path
→ Ginkakuji temple
→ Kamo river side
→ Return the bike at your ryokan (they pick up bike at 6pm)

Price: @1000yen (3 speed gears) + 300yen of pick up fee

They have other several model plans!! Kyoto Eco Trip is near from Kyoto station. To use rent service, you need to make the reservation (earlier better especially for three speed gears). If you feel trouble, I can help to make the reservaiton for you! :)  

by Tel: 075-691-0794
by email: eco[at]


2011 Kabuki Calendar!

2011 Kabuki Calendar!
1600yen at Minamiza (Kabuki Theater in Gion) This is Minamiza Orivinal Design! What a Perfect Souvenir Idea!! Or Nice Wall Decoration in your Room! Limited Stock, Hurry to get soon! :)

Kyoto Guide Index

Ask Free Guide 
Kyoto Visiters? Welcome to Guide You! :)
Feedback from the Tourists! Thank you! :)
Kyoto Travel Tips
Drop your Luggages at Kyoto Station!!
Kyoto Itinerary (sorry, now in the rennovation)
"Must to Visit" Nijo castle, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Shijo Karasuma Shopping area, Kiyomizudera,Gion
"Must to Visit" <2nd Day> Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji, Bamboo Forest, Togetsu-bridge, Heianjingu shrine.
"Must to Visit" <3rd Day> Ginkakuji, Philosopher's Path, Nanzenji, Shorenin, Chion-in, Maruyama-Park
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Fushimi Inari & Nara area
Kyoto Tour by Bicycle!
What to do after Sunset
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru Bus) Bus Tour
Suberbs of Kyoto
Boat Tours down Hozu River
Boat Tour Movie
Kibune area, Kawadoko Kaiseki Cuisine on the River! (summer)
Takao area, Kawadoko Dinner with Maiko (spring and autumn)
Dinner Retaurants
Twilight Pontocho or Kamogawa Riverbank Dining (summer)Okonomiyaki (at Downtown)
● Okonomiyaki (at Kinkakuji area)
● Kobe Beef
Kyoto Sweets
Kyoto Famous Flavor, What is Matcha?
Kakigoori (Shaved Ice)
Souvenir Tips
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 1
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 2
Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)
Shichimi Spice
Astro Boy Museum
Japanese Wooden Doll, Kokeshi
How to Wear Yukata
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony Experience
Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) History
Meet Maiko
Winter Gion - Tea Party with Maiko only by One Coin!
Maiko Dance Performance Every Sundays
Meet and Chat with Maiko on Weekends & National HolidaysKawadoko Dinner with Maiko
Maiko Dancing Movie (Gion Higashi Kouta Music)
Funaoka Onsen, Special Public Bath
Kurama Onsen, Houroku-yu
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Higashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Kiyomizu Temple, Blue Dragon Dancing
Yabusame-Shinji (Archery on Horseback)
Aoi Festival Parade
Iris/Azalea Viewing
Bonfires, Daimonji Yaki Festival
Ancient Princess Parade (at Arashiyama)
Arashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Spring Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Hirano Shrine
Daigoji Temple
Omuro Ninna-ji (World Heritage)
Winter Special
Public Viewing 2009 (Toji, Chionin etc...)
Night Light-Up
What is Autumn Colors
Shoren-in Temple Night Illumination
Try "Omikuji" ! Enjoy reading your fortune

Okonomiyaki in Kyoto

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