Whether you would be studying, working or traveling overseas for a long period of time, finding the right place to allow you to comfortable establish yourself is certainly a matter that requires time and patience. Ideally it would have to be a place close to school and/or work, with at least a supermarket close by, proximity to public transport to move around the city, tour and meet up with friends, and of course it shall help if it is a place that reflects the culture of the city. Luckily, if in search of such a place in Kyoto, then Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa may deserve to be looked at. Kyoto […]
February brings its own set of events and wonders to Kyoto as the temperatures start to rise to warmer days and some of the awaited spring flowers start to slowly flowrish. Down below is a slight description of the things that one can await while in the old capital city of Japan during this month. Out with the old, in with the new Part of the New Year celebrations, the Setsubun Festivals held all around the shrines in the city shall provide a highlight to the vibrating culture alive during the 2nd month of the year. Events vary slightly from shrine to shrine, but one of the most recommended […]
When travelling with family, it can be difficult to find a place large enough to let the kids move around and also fit everyone comfortably. Ina country like Japan, known for its narrow streets and one room apartments, this certainly is the case. Nonetheless, particularly in Kyoto, there is one place that can certainly meet your needs, whether they be finding a place spacious enough, comfortable enough for a large group, or practically located to not waste much time getting places. Fortunately, our “machiya” house of Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa meets all these requirements while keeping you in the historical ambiance that characterizes this culturally rich city. That being said, […]
Each month the city of Kyoto receives a large number of tourists from all around the world, some of them for the first time and others come to experience the city during another time of the year. It certainly is so that Kyoto changes every month with its many events and seasonal beauty, and this time we shall focus on the marvels that January bring to the old capital city of Japan. The new year has just begun and many people are looking forward to discovering a new corned of the world. Japan continues to amaze with its unique culture and attractive natural scenery, without mentioning the wide range of […]
You can explore the Kansai Region from Kyoto. While Kyoto has many interesting and beautiful spots to visit, photograph and enjoy, you shouldn’t limit yourself to the one city. Use Japan’s old capital as your base to explore East Japan while staying in our traditional “machiya” house. Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa welcomes you people from everywhere to enjoy every aspect of Kansai.
With years and even centuries of continuing tradition, the events held throughout the year in Kyoto give a chance to slip into the past and enjoy the ambiance and beauty of such a time. From all these events non is more historically rich as the Jidai Matsuri and its unmissable parade.
Celebrating the Zuiki Matsuri is the celebration the change of seasons from Summer to Autumn in Kyoto. Most, in not all, of the festivals around the country have had an undisturbed continuance for centuries, and one that can not be overlooked while staying at Sakura House Kyoto is the “Zuiki Matsuri”.
If you have just landed on Japan, or are traveling from another city or prefecture towards Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa, you will certainly be stopping at Kyoto Station.
When going to Japan’s ancient capital, you have to do a one day tour of one of the best preserved districts in Kyoto Higashiyama. Considering the district alone has around 1600 temples, combine that number with the Shinto shrines all around the city and you have over 2000 different places to visit! Of course these are not the only Kyoto attractions to see when in the old capital. There are a great number of parks and natural spots, historical streets, an incredible variety of restaurants, souvenir shops and experiences (whether it be an owl café, or having a virtual reality samurai sword fighting battle in an old “machiya” townhouse). Each […]
When coming to Kyoto, staying at a traditional “machiya” house can certainly enhances the experience of being in Japan’s old capital, it gives guests the chance to experience what actually living in Kyoto is like. As beautiful and private this properties can be, one aspect might make some people think twice. That is, most properties do not offer daily assistance like a hotel concierge might do, and particularly for those coming to Kyoto for the first time, that can be quite an issue. At Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa we decided to fix on this problem and use the entrance area (traditionally used as the shop and commerce area for the […]