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Archive for November, 2012

Discount for Transport in Japan

November 30th, 2012 by Japanese Guest Houses

One of the best transportation deals available to travelers to Japan is the JR Rail Pass which gives you unlimited train rides on almost all JR Trains including the Shinkansen Bullet Trains. This one pass can save you hundreds of dollars and pays for itself with just a round trip between Tokyo and Kyoto. This pass is only available outside Japan so you will need…

Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido

November 23rd, 2012 by Japanese Guest Houses

After a long and hot summer, let’s think about a nice plan for this winter. The Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is the most popular winter festival in Japan. Every year about 2 millions visitors join this event. Hundreds snow statues are built every year in February. In 2013, the festival will be held from February 5 through February 11. Snow Festival in Sapporo…

Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto

November 19th, 2012 by Japanese Guest Houses

The Kaisan-do hall view from the main hall at Kodaiji temple Kodaiji, one of the greatest temple in Kyoto. It’s located up on the hill above the Gion district. It’s very quiet and always get some wind that you really enjoy during hot summer days! It was established in 1605 by the noblewoman “Nene” (Kita-no-Mandokoro) in memory of her husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kodaiji gives…