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Kyoto Seasons & Events

AOI MATSURI 2014 (Part 1)

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May 16, 2014

Yesterday I had a chance to attend Aoi Matsuri, one of the three largest Kyoto festivals. It’s highlight is the procession of about 500 people dressed in imperial court costumes of the Heian period (794-1185).The weather wasn’t perfect, but it’s better this way than suffer from a sunstroke ^-^Here…


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Japan Travel Kyoto Seasons & Events

Late sakura in Ohara

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May 7, 2014

Continuing my previous post, here are some photos of late sakura in Ohara village. It’ve been a while since sakura season has ended in…

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Japan Travel Kyoto Seasons & Events

Ohara spring colors

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May 6, 2014

A week ago, on the occasion of our Beauty Walking Tour, Cerca Travel’s staff had chance to spend sunny Sunday in Ohara 大原, charming…

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Kyoto Shrines

Kurumazaki-jinja

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May 2, 2014

Kurumazaki-jinja is a shrine situated in Kyoto Saga area near Arashiyama. It honors a 12th century Confucian scholar and holds a Heian-style boat festival,…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Seasons & Events

Boys’ Day dolls

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April 24, 2014

May 5th is a national holiday in Japan called Children’s Day (Kodomo-no-hi). In principle, it celebrates both girls and boys, but historically it’s Boys’…

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Kyoto Food & Drink

Kyoto tasting tour

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April 23, 2014

Last Saturday, I participated in Kyoto Tasting Tour. It was fun! 
We started with the original yatsuhashi shop (Shogoin Yatsuhashi). Those who have visited Kyoto…

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Kyoto Seasons & Events

KYOTO SAKURA TIME (Part 2 : by night)

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April 15, 2014

Continuing my previous post, here are some photos of sakura by night. They were made in Gion area, where the cherry trees along Shirakawa…

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KYOTO SAKURA TIME (Part 1 : by day)

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April 6, 2014

Recently, Kyoto have been invaded by sakura hunters. The beauty of cherry blossoms leaves no one indifferent. Here is a selection of my sakura…

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MUSINGS & PERSONAL

Starting a blog

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March 29, 2014

Hello everyone,My name is Anastasiya, nice to meet you!In this blog, I’ll post photos and notes about my exploration of the Old Capital, about…

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