The Motomiya-sai festival fetes the deity of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the main branch of all the Inari shrines in Japan. It ... More
The Motomiya-sai festival fetes the deity of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the main branch of all the Inari shrines in Japan. It is an extremely popular festival that attracts worshippers from all over Japan to give thanks for past fortune and pray for family and business prosperity. Stone lanterns in and around the shrine are decorated with candles and paper lanterns and there are hundreds of hawker stalls selling a variety of foods, drinks and souvenirs, so don't forget your camera. Photo opportunities abound, and they don't all have to feature solemnity and splendor of the religious rites.
An oddity among the shrines of Kyoto, Shiramine has become associated with kemari, an ancient game where colorfully dressed priests
stand in a circle and keep a ball in the air soccer style. Amateur and professional ball players alike ...
This festival has been celebrated in Sapporo for over ten years and has become one of the most vibrant occasions
in the city. More than 330 teams and over 34,000 dancers participate before almost two million spectators. The festival ...
Kyoto, Japan's old capital city, never ceases to attract tourists from all over Japan and around the world. It is
one of the most visited and revisited destinations in Japan. BEST WESTERN Hotel Kyoto is located in the center ...