Do you know what Tanabata is?

Today is July 7, Tanabata. Tanabata is a Japanese annual event held on seasonal milestones, and is one of the five most important seasonal festivals, along with March 3 (Girls’ Festival) and May 5 (Children’s Day). Various events and festivals are held in various parts of Japan in honor of the legend that Orihime (Princess Read more about Do you know what Tanabata is?[…]


A Guide for Enjoying the Rainy season.

Hello everyone! Japan is known for its beautiful and diverse seasons, and today I would like to talk about a uniquely Japanese season, the rainy season (tsuyu). June(Tsuyu) and September(Akisame) are rainy months, but they also have their own charming aspects. In this issue, we will show you how to enjoy and make the most Read more about A Guide for Enjoying the Rainy season.[…]

When you had Emergency Earthquake Alert

Hello everyone! The recent emergency earthquake alert was quite a surprise, wasn’t it? Suddenly, everyone’s cell phones started ringing and I bet it caused a bit of panic. However, it’s important to stay calm and know how to respond in these situations. Today, I would like to share with all foreign visitors currently in Japan, Read more about When you had Emergency Earthquake Alert[…]

FURIN-the sound of summer-

Summer in Kyoto is now over and takes away the sultry heat, the sound of cicadas, all the sounds of the season, including one in particular, the sound of fūrin. The name of the fūrin 風 鈴 – ふ う り ん is composed of two kanj, wind (風) and small bell (鈴) which perfectly Read more about FURIN-the sound of summer-[…]

One Day Trip Wakayama (Blog Irene)

In the break between one school term and another, to rest from the exam session, I decided to spend a few days traveling. When I made the route of the Kodo Kumano in December, I left a piece of myself in Wakayama Prefecture, which had welcomed me with affection and wonderful experiences. So my decision Read more about One Day Trip Wakayama (Blog Irene)[…]

Excursion to Takao (Blog Irene)

One thing this quarantine is teaching us is definitely social distancing. What better way to implement it than to go to the mountains away from everyone and enjoy nature? And that’s exactly what I did. Meta: Takao Finding a suitable day was actually not easy. Those who know the mountain know that they must wait Read more about Excursion to Takao (Blog Irene)[…]

Irene’s Blog3

My day, like all of us, is made up of 24 hours, unfortunately in this extraordinary situation sometimes it seems that it lasts 72 hours. Everyone on social media now shares their routine, so I felt entitled to do it myself. Here is my made in Kyoto routine! At 09:00 the alarm goes off and Read more about Irene’s Blog3[…]

Golden Week!!

The Golden Week is a week (April 29th May 5th) in which a series of national holidays are concentrated.   April 29 Showa Day (Showa no hi 昭和の日): April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989.   May 3 It is the day on which the new constitution (Kenpo kinenbi Read more about Golden Week!![…]