Seasons of Kyoto

by Mariechan on February 2, 2015 - 1:49am

Seasons of Kyoto

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Meika Wada

 

Japan has 4 seasons. Each seasons are very beautiful. Especially Kyoto has a lot of beautiful sightseeing spot. Have you ever been Kyoto? There is very popular to tourist, so today I will introduce about seasons of Kyoto.

First I’m going to write about spring in Kyoto. Spring in Kyoto people can watch beautiful cherry blossom and Yozakura. I recommend the Kiyomizu Temple, because if you go to Kiyomizu temple in spring, you can watch about 1500 of Someiyoshino and Yamazakura[i]. Someiyoshino and Yamazakura is kind of cherry blossom, and if you go to there in night, you can watch yozakura. Yozakura is light up the cherry blossom. It is very beautiful and fantastic, and there are famous events in spring Kyoto. It is Spring Doll Exhibition[ii]. This events for Hinamathuri. It is Japanese traditional event. It is pray to healthy and growth of girls. This event has displayed a lot of doll, and some dolls are imperial purveyor. So if you go to Kyoto in spring, you can enjoy a lot of spring events and you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing party.

Next I’m going to write about summer in Kyoto. Summer in Kyoto people can watch beautiful green and a lot of summer events. For example Gion festival. It take place in Yasaka Shrine. It going to take place during 1month from July 1. I think Gion festival is the most famous festival in Japan. This festival has very long history. This festival has been continue from the 9th century. This festival has been registered in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, and it is decorated many fine arts and crafts in this festival’s float[iii], so if you can go to Kyoto in summer, you can enjoy Gion festival and you can enjoy dinner in Kawadoko. Kawadoko is summer feature in Kyoto. Kawadoko is floor that there are above the river. So it can feel cool in summer. If you go to Kawadoko in Takao, you can also enjoy apprentice geisha and you can watch firefly[iv].

Third I’m going to write about autumn in Kyoto. Autumn in Kyoto people can watch beautiful autumn color leaves and can eat delicious dish. For example matsutake mushroom and pacific saury. I recommend the Midori farm. It is in a 15-minute walk from JR Yamashiro-Taga Station. This farm can harvest a lot of autumn taste. For example, Japanese persimmon, sweet chestnut, sweet potato, and mushroom[v]. And another I recommend Arashiyama. Because Arashiyama has a lot of temple so you can enjoy Temple tour and you can watch beautiful autumn color leaves. And you can watch beautiful Japanese garden. And Arashiyama is there are a lot of shop and restaurant, so you can enjoy not only beautiful nature but also shopping.

Forth I’m going to write about winter in Kyoto. Winter in Kyoto people can watch beautiful illumination and can enjoy hot spring. I recommend Kyoto Illumiyell. It going take place in Rurikei hot spring. It is winter illumination. This event going to take place during mid-November from beginning- April, and you can enjoy count down fireworks in New Year’s Day. This events using 1 million light bulb, so it can see fantastic views. And this place is there are hot spring near, so you can take a hot spring[vi]. Another one is I recommend Yuhigaura onsen, because it can eat delicious crab and you can take a hot spring. This hot spring is called Hot water of beauty[vii]. I have never been there, so I want to go there and I want to be a beauty.

In conclusion, Japan has beautiful 4 seasons. Especially Kyoto has a lot of Japanese traditional events and temple. If you go to Kyoto, you can enjoy each seasons, and Kyoto has a lot of world heritage, so you can watch them, and recently Kyoto vegetables is registered in the intangible cultural heritage, so you can eat them. Let’s go to Kyoto and enjoy 4 seasons!!



[i] 全国お花見百景 (zennkoku ohanami hyakkei)

http://hanami.walkerplus.com/detail/ar0726e26479/

access 2015/01/25

[ii] Kyoyo design http://kyoto-design.jp/event/9099

access 2015/01/25

[iii] 2014/11/11/ Wikipedia

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A5%87%E5%9C%92%E7%A5%AD

access 2015/01/25

[iv] 京都おこしやす.com (Kyoto okoshiyasu.com)

 http://www.kyoto-okoshiyasu.com/index.html

access 2015/01/25

[v] 全国秋の味覚の狩りスポット(zenkoku akinomikakuno kari spot)

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/mikaku/detail.aspx?SozaiNo=260003

access 2015/01/25

[vi] イルミネーション特集 (illumination tokusyu)

http://www.jorudan.co.jp/sp/illumi/spot_97739.html

access 2015/01/25

[vii] Wikipedia

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%95%E6%97%A5%E3%83%B6%E6%B5%A6%E6%B8%A9%E6%B3%89

access 2015/01/25

 

Reference

 

全国お花見百景 (zennkoku ohanami hyakkei)

http://hanami.walkerplus.com/detail/ar0726e26479/

access 2015/01/25

Kyoyo design http://kyoto-design.jp/event/9099

access 2015/01/25

2014/11/11/ Wikipedia

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A5%87%E5%9C%92%E7%A5%AD

access 2015/01/25

京都おこしやす.com (Kyoto okoshiyasu.com)

 http://www.kyoto-okoshiyasu.com/index.html

access 2015/01/25

全国秋の味覚の狩りスポット(zenkoku akinomikakuno kari spot)

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/mikaku/detail.aspx?SozaiNo=260003

access 2015/01/25

イルミネーション特集 (illumination tokusyu)

http://www.jorudan.co.jp/sp/illumi/spot_97739.html

access 2015/01/25

Wikipedia

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%95%E6%97%A5%E3%83%B6%E6%B5%A6%E6%B8%A9%E6%B3%89

access 2015/01/25

 

Comments

I want to go to Kyoto. Kyoto has beautiful seasons. When seasons you want to go to Kyoto? I want to go Kyoto in Spring, because there are beautiful cherry blossoms.

Oh, Meika~! I have never been to Kyoto, so I want to go to Kyoto, But I can't drink green tea powder. Let's go to Kyoto with me!

I read your article. I have been to Kyoto. Kyoto is beautiful. I especially like autumn in Kyoto. Because Autumn leaves is very beautiful. If I have a chance, I want to see and go there.

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I am a student at KUINS. I study English. My first hobby is playing guitar, but I can't play guitar well because I just started practice guitar because I belong to JAZZ club. so I want to play guitar well. Second my hobby is watching movie.