“Neagari no Matsu (Hizamatsu-san)” at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto

The "Neagari no Matsu" at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is said to "wait for the price to rise" and is said to bring good luck to businessmen and people involved in the market. It is also called "Hizamatsu-san" and has the benefit of improving lower back and knee pain.

Kyoto | What kind of dishes should I use the “Daitokuji natto” that Ikkyu-san is said to have introduced?

Daitokuji natto is a superfood that contains tens of times more natural antibiotics than penicillin, and has a rich, high-grade red miso flavor. The best accompaniment is freshly cooked rice and ochazuke kai.

Kyoto Fushimi Inari Taisha Romon (Important Cultural Property)

This Roumon Gate was rebuilt by Toyotomi Hideyoshi when he realized that Omandokoro had recovered from his illness, and a ``prayer for life'' from that time has been discovered. Although it was dismantled and repaired in 1972, the tower gate still stands out even after 300 years, and is a masterpiece of Japanese architectural techniques.

Kyoto|Fushimi Kandakara Shrine on Mt. Inari where you can feel a connection to the heavenly world

Among Mt. Inari, there is Fushimi Kanda Karajinja Shrine, which enshrines the Dragon God and Kaguyahime and feels connected to the heavenly world. It is said to be the place where the spirit of the gods gathers the most on Mt. Inari, as ``Amanomine'' and ``Ichinomine'' are in a straight line towards Mt. Inari.
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History and present of Kyoto Gion specialty “Issen Yoshoku”

In the past, ``Issen Yoshoku'' was famous as a place to stop after drinking, but now it has become a famous restaurant that is known not only to domestic tourists but also to foreign tourists. We introduce the history of ``Issen Yoshoku'' from Gion, Kyoto, from the time of the Shinbashi store to the present.

Mount Funaoka, which was once a burial ground, is a different world where Genbu is confined

Mount Funaoka in Kyoto is the northern base of Heiankyo, and the god Genbu is sealed inside the mountain. At the top of the mountain is Iwaza, said to be the place where Genbu no Yorishiro was built, and there are records that a number of rituals were held to protect the capital. In addition to this, many mysterious legends remain as it was also the site of the ``Onin Eisei War'' and a ``funeral place.''

Autumn leaves at Tofukuji Temple in Kyoto (preserved version)

We have introduced 14 photos so you can see the changes in the autumn leaves at Tofukuji Temple at a glance. Although it is for 2021, it is generally the same as previous years, so please use it as a reference for sightseeing in Kyoto.

History of the Kyoto Prefectural Library designed by architect “Goichi Takeda” and modernization through renovation

The Kyoto Prefectural Library, which has a history of over 100 years, was designed by Goichi Takeda, known as the "father of Kansai architecture." The underground facility of the library, which has been modernized while retaining the Glasgow school decorations of the time, is an automated warehouse that resembles a secret base, and more than 1 million books are stored there.

Breaking news for November 18, 2023! Autumn leaves situation at Tofukuji Temple in Kyoto

This is a photo of Tsutenkyo Bridge taken from Gaunkyo Bridge on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:30 pm. Only about 40% to 50% of the leaves have started to change color, but this year's maples are not in very good condition and are unlikely to last until December. The best time to see them is expected to be from November 20th to 26th, and they are expected to start disappearing by the end of November.