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Useful Information by Kyoto viaitor’s Guide, December 2016

2016/12/04

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro – 2016

 

Dec. 9 – 18; 17:00-20:30 (rain-or-shine event)

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The Saga Arashiyama area in western Kyoto has long been favored by its natural setting and traditional cultural heritages. Arashiyama Hanatouro, one of the most popular large-scale modern events in the Old Capital, is staged every December in this Saga Arashiyama district.

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An about 5-km path will be lined with about 2,500 lanterns made using Kyoto craft techniques and materials (bamboo, ceramics and stone, etc.). Along the route, visitors will also find a number of huge ikebana flower displays.

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*During the event period, the night time special opening/light-up will be held at some surrounding temples, shrines and cultural facilities; Also various events are scheduled to be held; For details, please see their website:
www.hanatouro.jp/e/index.html

Photos courtesy of Kyoto Hanatouro Promotion Council

 

 

Dec. 13 & 14
The Kyoto Cuisine Exhibition at the Miyako Messe


© Takayoshi Horiuchi (Staff for one)

A number of Kyoto’s top Japanese restaurants display their best dishes, their cooking skills and the beautiful appearance of their dish arrangements during this event; Part of the event includes a performance of the Shiki Bocho Japanese cooking knife ceremony and a tea ceremony performance; Dining areas are also part of this event.

Tickets: 800 yen; 10:00-16:00; Access: Kyoto City Bus #5, 100, get off at Okazaki Koen Bijutsukan, Heian Jingu-mae; Kyoto Cuisine Association

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