UKAI , Arashiyama Kyoto

Date : July 1 - Setpember 15
Place : Arashiyama , Kyoto
Time : 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. (JUL -AUG) 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. (SEP)
Admission fee : free of charge
*You can take a closer look by riding on the Ukai sightseeing boat at a charge.

UKAI is the traditional way of fishing dating from more than 1,000 years ago.
You can watch from the banks of the Oi River close to Arashiyama Station.


Date : early August
Place : Shitennoji Temple , Osaka
Time : 7:00p.m -
Admission fee : 1000 yen

View a traditional Japanese dance that has been performed from 1200 or more years ago.


Date : August 7 - 10
Place : Gojo-zaka area, Kyoto
Time : 9:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Admission Fee : free of charge

This is the biggest Pottery Festival in Japan with over 400 outlets. You may find your favorite pottery in this event.


Date : August 7
Place : Toudaiji Temple , Nara
Time : 7:30a.m. - 9:30a.m.
Admission fee : 500 yen

OMINUGUI focuses on the actual cleansing of the statue deity DAIBUTSU, which will be carried out by about 120 persons Toudaiji Temple monks.A year's worth of dust will be wiped clean, as a symbol of continuation, and the circle of life.This is a traditional event performed on August 7 every year.


Date : August 11 - 12
Place : Ikukunitama Shrine , Osaka 
Time : 5:30p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Admission fee : 3,500 yen/person

The oldest Takigi Noh performed in Osaka.


Date :  August 14 - 15 
Place : Kasuga Taisha Shrine , Nara
Open time : 6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Admission fee : 500 yen/person

You can enjoy a beautiful sight created by 3,000 lit lanterns.


Date : August 16
View Spot : Kamo River

                    Funaoka Yama Koen Park, Kyoto
Time : 8:00p.m. -
Admission Fee : free of charge

Nyoigatake Mountain in Kyoto.
A spectacular bonfire in the shape of the Chinese ideograph meaning "big" is the highlight of Kyoto's Bon Festival. It can be viewed even from downtown Kyoto.


Date : 21st and 22nd of every month
Place : Shitennoji Temple
Time : From morning to evening
Admission fee : free of charge

Shitennoji temple is the oldest Buddhist temple, built in Japan over 1,400 years ago.
A flea market has been held on the 21st and 22nd of every month for the last 200 years.
A lot of Osaka food that you can find here, such as Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki and many more.
A walk through the market is always an interesting experience.