From COMPASS: Higlight of MAY ②  It is a season of the fresh green !!

As sprouts of trees come out, leaves green is so bright and beautiful.
I feel vitality of trees. 
This pictures are from the window of our women's dormitory.

In this season , my recommended spots where has lots of trees with fresh green leaves is
TOFUKUJI(take a city bus #202 at Nishioji-nanajo bus stop, get off the Tofukuji bus stop )
ARASHIYAMA(take a JR Sagano Line at Tanbaguchi station, get off at Saga-arashiyama station)
It's easy enough to go both these sightseeing spots from our guesthouse !!


From COMPASS Highlight of May in Kyoto !! PART1

Matsuo Festival    Kankousai (okaeri)

The 11th of May (SUN.)
Miniture shrines (MIKOSI)is stayin in OTABISHO From the 20th of April.
It is time that they are going back to Matsuo Shrine.
One of them parade through just infront of our guesthouse !!
They pray for happiness of people lining the path of the parade.
At some main corner, many men carry a small shrine and raise it.
It's so exhited !! Let's look it togather !!


The miniture shrine is goin throuh infront of us around 9::00~10:00a.m. on the 11th of May.
Six miniture shrines are going to gather at Asahi no mori at around 12:00p.m.
They will arrive at Matsuo shrine after 17:30.




For the guests who stay for more than two nights in May and June.    (The 1st of May ~ the 30th of June.)

Bicycle rental is free for one day !!

※One time during your stay.
    We have limited number of bicycles. (5 total)
Kyoto is perfest for bicycling.
You can go around our guesthouse, visit the Golden pavillion area and the arashiyama area.
Sometimes some of our guests go to the Imperial palace then to the Silver pavillion.
I'm suprised how far guests can travel by bicycle !!
It's perfect season for riding bucycles.
Why don't you try it out on a sunny day while you are here !!


Matsuo Festival is almost here !!

The Matsuo Festival is almost here and we're right where the action will be !

On the 20thof April, a miniture shrine (MIKOSHI) will be carried along Shichijo street, where our guesthouse is located.
This miniture shrine will be placed at the nearby Matsuo Taisha otabisho, where it will remain for the duration of the Festival.
It will again be carried  along our street on the 11th of May,back to the Matsuo shrine.

Many stalls will line the streets on the 20th of April and the 10th of May.
Come and stay with us and enjoy our local festival !!


Dressing KIMONO

We have some fabulous KIMONO from my reratives and my friend.And a beautiful Austria guest came to stayed in our guesthouse. She knew our skill of helping someone dressed was not enough. But she tried to be a model when wearing a KIMONO.

 We'd like our guest to feel Japan more and more.
So someday we want to help our guest dressed with confidence.
She looks great in a KIMONO.