Sunday, November 29, 2009
During winter time probably you won't get thirsty during our walking tour, but hot drinks will certainly warm you up! (If you are joining us during summer, we strongly recommend you to carry a bottle or two of cool drink.)
Friday, November 27, 2009
An exhibition held in Nara Prefectural Museum of Art is a good chance to get to know them! Titled "Myth: Imagination of Japanese Art", this exhibition exhibits paintings depicting a scene from Japanese mythologies, folk tales, and history.
Duration: ~ 2009.12.24
(closed on Mondays)
Admission: Adult 1000yen, Grade10-college student 700yen, Grade1-9 400yen
Hours:9:00~17:00 (Fridays and Saturdays till 21:00)
Nara Prefectural Museum of Art is located behind the prefectural office building of Nara. You can see (and we can point to you) the office building during our daily walking tour.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Ganrinin-town is just a street or so away from Sarusawa pond which is part of our daily walking tour.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I like the lessons, for I can be in a completely different atmosphere from my daily life.
Another pleasure is of course “sweets”.
We can get seasonal sweets at shops and each sweet has a name.
I enjoy guessing the name of the sweet at each lesson.
Can you guess the name for the sweet in the picture?
Yellow and red are the colors of the leaves and it has a whole chestnut inside.
You can enjoy autumn colors in Nara Park until the middle of December.
(posted by proxy)
Monday, November 16, 2009
They seem to be Omikuji (fortune) paper but why did peple tie them on this tree?
It is standing more than 200 meters away from the main building where Omikuji are sold.
(posted by proxy)
One of the 25 regrets is this...
"I regret that I didn't travel to the places where I wanted to visit."
Are you travelling?
(The book is only available in Japanese.)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Attention~ if you like going to museums and want to save on admission fees! November in Kansai region (that is Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo etc) is especially good time for you to come! Many of the museums in Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Shiga, Mie, Fukui, Wakayama, Tokushima, Tottori prefectures are admission free throughout or on certain days of November. This month long event is known as Kansai Culture Day.
Most of museums scheduled their free day on Nov. 14 & 15.
Here is a list of museums free on those two days. (not complete one. There are just too many to list all...)
Nara National Museum
Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography(JPN link only)
Insho-Domoto Museum of Fine Arts
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (special exhibition not free)
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum(JPN link only)
Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum (special exhibition not free)
The Tale of Genji Museum
National Museum of Ethnology
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics
Osaka Castle (only on Nov. 14)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Nov. 7-8, 14-15, 21-23
10:00 ~ 17:00
will be held in rain too!
Ukigumo Park in Nara Park
(It's near Todaiji Temple. If you're going to the temple, you'll notice. It is also along our regular tour's route. If your are joining our tour on those days, you'll be sure to know where the event is held!)