Explore the food, history, and hot springs of the historical Aizu Wakamatsu on foot! This 10km walking and eating tour includes stops at Dairyuji Temple and Bukeyashiki Samurai Residence, where you’ll enjoy mini sauce katsudon, asparagus bacon wraps, sake, and more! The tour finishes with a warm welcome in Higashiyama with geisha, hot springs, and cuisine prepared by a French-trained chef using local Aizu ingredients.
Located at a shrine which alas, does not exist on google maps, this is a very small local festival but has plenty of Geiko and Maiko (Kyoto’s geisha). Taking place in early-to-mid May, the festival begins on the evening of […]
Also known as the Hollyhock Festival, this is one of the city’s biggest events and is a great chance to see traditional costumes on parade from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo shrines. Over 500 people participate, all wearing hollyhock […]
The Mifune Festival takes place on the Katsura River in Arashiyama on the third Sunday of May each year. The festival features traditional boats carrying musicians and performers floating down the river. The name of the festival translates as the […]
The Kobe Festival is a citywide festival that runs over two days. The first day sees separate celebrations in each of the city’s 9 wards. The big parade happens on Sunday along Sannomiya Flower Road starting at 12 noon. For […]