Sultry summer has come. Minase Shrine in Kyoto is famous for bell-shaped wind chimes. In Nara Palace Site Historical Park, trains are running between ancient buildings. The dancing and music, dedicated to the gods, held in Nishinomiya Shrine were solemn and fantastic.
The heat of this summer was also abnormally high. In such heat, seven big four-wheeled floats went out and ran in the town.
In Shimabara in Kyoto, old Japanese style buildings, a Tayu house and a party venue, were temporally open to the public. There are many tourist places including not only Kaiyukan but also a classic car museum, a giant Ferris wheel, and a pleasure boat around Osaka Port. I also went to Himeji to see a team lab exhibition in this month.
You can also enjoy the area around Osaka Port in night time. I went to Kokoen Park and Mt. Shoshazan in Himeji. Katata in Shiga, famous for Ukimido Hall, has an old-fashioned atmosphere as a whole town. An autumn festival was also enjoyable.
In Nara, the number of tourists is smaller than that in Kyoto, and there are many old streets, and old merchant houses and townhouses here and there. In this autumn leaves season, I went to Kobe Municipal Arboretum, Mt. Myoken in Osaka, and Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto.
Gion Tatsumibashi in Kyoto was one of the places where I’d like to go. Koshien Hall is a famous modern building.
I’m happy to have gone to various places and met various people this past year. In addition, to continue writing my blog became one of my goals.
Thank you for looking at my blog this year.
Have a happy new year, and see you next year!