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Hozu River Boat Tour Open !

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Wonderful Boat Tour at Hozu river in Kyoto!
 In a trully fine day, I've enjoyed guiding the nice couple from America.



We've started the tour from exciting Hozu Boat Tour followed by
Romance torroko train ride from Arashiyama.
Completely relaxing joyful time on the boat! Perfect refleshing! :)

Gion Higashi Kouta (Song), Maiko Dancing with Green Tea

If you have enough time on weekend in your Kyoto travelling, I recommend you to include this Maiko Dancing in your Kyoto itinerary.

The other day, I've guided the tourists from America in Gion and by their request to see Maiko, we've enjoyed 'Meeting with Maiko' tour. She has performed for us the most popular dance at this Gion Kobu school, telling you how Kyoto is beautiful in each season in different way...

She has been just three months since her debut as Maiko, very fresh, but her performance was wonderful. Because she's already trainned for one year before debut.

I was so attracted by her each soft movement of hands and face... Actually this dance includes a small love story, too, so her facial expression includes a little shy sometimes... so cute.



For enjoying dinner with Maiko/Geiko in an authentic way, it's quite expensive like more than 600$ including the dinner, Kyoto Kaiseki. But in this 'Meeting with Maiko' tour is just 4800yen for abt one hour tour in Gion.

You can't have dinner, but enjoy nice green tea (Matcha) and then, authentic beautiful Maiko dancing like in the video up close. and enjoy taking picture with her at the end.

If you have enough itinerary and really interested to see Maiko so close in a relaxed way, not like a paparazzi chasing on the street, I recommend you to enjoy this tour. Maiko doesn't speak English, so you need an interpreter for this tour.

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Ancient Parade, "Saigu Gyoretsu" in Arashiyama

On 17th of Oct (Sun) 2010  from 12:00

SAIGU-Gyoretsu is a re-creation of the ancient ritual scene of the sacred parade of Imperial [a Royal] princess heading from Heiankyo to Ise Shrine.


After a religious ceremony in the Nonomiya shrine, women in ancient costume parade to the Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama Area.

* Recommend best viewing spot is in front of Nonomiya shrine through the bamboo forest.

Parade route:
12pm Depart: Nonomiya shrine
12:30pm JR Saga-Arashiyama sta. ⇒ Tenryuji temple ⇒ Togetsu bridge
⇒ Nakanoshima park at 13:20pm ⇒ Togetsu bridge ⇒ The stage at 14pm

From 14:00
Sacred ritual and Ancient music and dancing will be held at the special stage.


Admission : Free
Access:  10mins walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama sta.
(abt 20mins from JR Kyoto sta. in Saga-Arashiyama line)





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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! :)

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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
Yukata
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)
Onsen
Funaoka Onsen, Special Public Bath
Kurama Onsen, Houroku-yu
Festival
Feb
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Mar
Higashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Kiyomizu Temple, Blue Dragon Dancing
May
Yabusame-Shinji (Archery on Horseback)
Aoi Festival Parade
Iris/Azalea Viewing
Aug
Bonfires, Daimonji Yaki Festival
Oct
Ancient Princess Parade (at Arashiyama)
Dec
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
Cultures
Try "Omikuji" ! Enjoy reading your fortune

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