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 […]
With all the festivals happening all year round throughout Japan, one of the biggest festivals and most renown is without a doubt the Gion Matsuri (or Gion Festival) in Kyoto, with a history dating back 1000 years.
Japan certainly has many tourist attractions and a wide variety of beautiful places to visit, but one particular aspect that brings many travelers to this country is its food. Japanese food is quite well known all around the world, and you may find ramen and sushi shops in your own country. Nonetheless, being in the country that has developed such tasty dishes gives travelers easy access to, not only a great variety of restaurants, but also their ingredients as well. Have you ever thought of making your own “soba” noodles? Or maybe using some fresh tuna for a nice “nigiri sushi” with locally grown wasabi just grated? Having access to […]
One of the many marvels people enjoy when coming to Kyoto is the possibility to buy some really unique original goods. Most people traveling to Kyoto have heard of the flea markets available on certain days of the month, the most popular being the one held on the 21st of each month at Toji Temple near Kyoto Station. Nonetheless, right near Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa is the Kitanotenmangu Shrine, which has its own flea market held each month on the 25th called “Tenjin-san”. Not only locals, but travelers from all over the world come to find some local treasure and also enjoy the great variety of food offered by the […]
Good day ! This is Chipa Mwenya once again, the Bilingual staff (half Zambian and half Japanese) at Sakura House. Today, I would like to share with you my all time favorite Japanese Matsuri (traditional dance event) called the Awa Odori! Last year (2017), it was my first time participating in this event and if you really want to get a feel of the real Japanese culture, I would highly recommend challenging yourself with this! Yeah, that’s me in the picture below. 😀 So what is Awa Odori? Awa Odori is one of the biggest street festivals in Tokyo that is mainly performed during the summer (it’s held between August 12 […]