One day in Kyoto

Many times I’ve been asked for things to do in Kyoto limited to one day visit. It’s difficult to narrow it all the amazing things you can visit or do in Kyoto. Usually my top recommendations are Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji shrine and Gion district on a tight schedule, but here’s a list of the main spots to visit in Kyoto. With good planning and timing you can be able to visit many places in one day in the old capital.

Tourists in front of the Kinkakuji shrine map, Kyoto.

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Matsuri Japan in Barcelona

Japan, the country I fell in love with, and my hometown Barcelona, united in one event once a year, the Matsuri Japan. The Matsuri Japan took place on first weekend of June, and it’s the third consecutive year the event took place next to the beach in Barcelona. A two day event with plenty of activities, food stands, souvenirs shops and related. Sipping a cold can of green tea to trying on a japanese kimono or participating in a bon odori dance, japanese style, you can check all photos of the event through this post.

Matsuri Japan in Barcelona.

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Sanja Matsuri 三社祭

Hello readers! May and June are festival time in Japan, with lots of events going on every weekend, and unfortunately I don’t have the time or the ability to duplicate myself to go everywhere I want.
Today, sanja matsuri, one of the biggest and oldest in Tokyo, in Senso-ji, Asakusa. I was there last year but I missed the opening. I’ve been at the opening this year, but I missed the rest… Next year I hope to see it during night time, it’s the only thing left for me to see of this festival.
// number of this festival is the 3. Held on the 3rd weekend of may, representing 3 shrines, and Senso-ji was founded by 3 men (Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Hajino Nakatomo) and the festival is to honour them.//
During the 3 days that the festival lasts, you can enjoy the atmosphere, the parades, dance and traditional music.

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Sensoji shrine during Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo.

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Odaiba Hawaii Festival 2014

UPDATED: Photos recovered and text reviewed.

It’s getting really hot in Tokyo these days, almost seems that we just passed from winter to summer in the last week. If I’m almost at my limit during the day now, I can’t imagine the hell I’ll live in summer.
To get in the summer mood, relax and refresh a bit next to the sea, tomorrow is the last day for attending the Hawaii Festival in Odaiba.
I was there last saturday, on the very first day of the event, without knowing almost anything about what was going on, or at what time. I just knew day and place, so that’s a starter.

Odaiba Hawaii Festival performance

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