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Kyoto is full of cultural, artistic, and nature related events throughout the year. Please enjoy the various events and seasons of Kyoto.
Discover what to do, see, and eat;
and more about getting the most out of your experience in the City of Kyoto!
Every year in October, a unique portal to travel back in time opens in Kyoto. Known as Jidai Matsuri, or the Festival of Ages, this event is one of Kyoto’s biggest festivals.
This fall, Kyoto will be overflowing with exciting art exhibitions. With exhibitions of artworks that include designated National Treasures, and those with fascinating themes, you’ll have many opportunities to come into contact with Kyoto’s rich artistic traditions.
Early summertime in Kyoto is when the locals like to stretch their legs, go on hikes, and enjoy a picnic on the outskirts of the city. Another way of getting close to nature as the weather becomes gradually warmer is "forest bathing" in the verdant bamboo groves of Nishikyo-ku.
Whether it's your first time here or your hundredth, you'll find that Kyoto is full of little-known locales. I'm an American expat living in Kyoto. Come explore the city with me!
Experiencing a Stay in a Kyoto Ryokan at Motonago
Have you ever stayed in one of Kyoto's traditional inns? The whole ryokan experience can be a little bit daunting if it’s your first time. The staff at centrally-located Motonago, however, are experienced with making first-timers feel at home.
Kyoto Dyeing Techniques Reinterpreted for Today at Pagong
The Kamedas once produced exquisite bolts of fabric for Kyoto’s kimono makers. Today, with their unique company Pagong, they have reworked their traditional kata-yuzen dyeing techniques to fashion aloha shirts and other modern styles.
Rakusai: A Pilgrimage to the Green of Western Kyoto
The Rakusai area lies to the west of Kyoto’s downtown area, where I visited the mountainside overlooking the city center. Yoshimine-dera Temple is hidden here in the mist, a beautiful treat to visit in any season.