“Heian Jingu Shrine Beni Shidare Concert” is held in Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto every year! As you know, it’s very special for Japanese people to see cherry blossoms in the spring. “Beni-Shidare” is a kind of cherry tree called “Weeping cherry trees” by the shape. “Beni” means “Red” in Japanese, so the cherry blossoms are colored a little bit deeper pink than the “Somei Yoshino” which is also the cherry trees you might often see in Japan. They bloom a little later than the other cherry trees, so I’m always happy to feel as if there’re double springs.

Heian Jingu Shrine has four gardens made almost 200 years ago. You could see different flowers and sceneries, like weeping cherry trees, iris, autumn leaves, and beautiful winter scenery with snow!

How to get to Heian Jingu Shrine:

From Kyoto, Going to Karasuma Oike station by Subway Karasuma line, change to Subway Tozai line, get off at “Higashiyama” station. Walking 10 minutes from the station.

By bus, get off at “Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutsukan mae” , Kyoto kaikan museum.


From Osaka, get off at “”Kawaramachi” station, get on the bus “5” ,  46”, or “36”, get off at “Okazaki Kouen Bijutsukan Heian Jingu mae” or “Okazaki Kouen Rohm theater Miyako Messe mae”


After getting off, you would be easily drawn into these beautiful sceneries which Kyoto has the special atmosphere, quiet, beautiful nature…

After entering the gate, you would see these buildings. It’s so beautiful and has its own solemn atmosphere. Zen moment, maybe?

I really liked the light! Isn’t it pretty?? Each had different patterns. This one’s a dragon!

Let’s pass the gate!!

The cherry blossoms didn’t bloom on the concerts seasons last year (2017) though, still it was so beautiful! Every year they expect the full bloom days, usually perfect!

There is a pond in the middle of the garden, and they hold the concerts during the event. Like Japanese old flute, “Shakuhachi”, Violin, Koto, Niko,,, These sounds matches the Cherry blossoms a lot. I strongly recommend them. Every day, different artists are invited. Concerts are held twice a day during the event, 18:40~19:20, 19:50~20:30. Tickets: 2000 yen, (1700 yen in advance).

Hope you to enjoy the “Beni-Shidare”, the weeping cherry, the beautiful sounds, and the special moments in Kyoto and Japan!!!


An Ultimate Idea Source for Your Kyoto Stay!

Kyoto is an old capital of Japan and a cultural and historical mecca for everyone who visits this country. It is the most popular city among tourists and a must-see destination indeed. Kyoto boasts over 4000 historical places including shrines, temples, and attracts visitors with its charming atmosphere of an ancient city. This city is great for shopping, bicycling, hiking, museums, galleries, green spaces, and features many famous festivals. In the following article, you will find 100 things and many ideas on how to spend your time in Kyoto! Please, have a look, URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/100-things-kyoto-sightseeing-spots-traditional-japanese-events

See More Kyoto Spring Events and Festivals This Year!

Kyoto features different beauty in each season. A lot of people visit Kyoto to enjoy the elegance from canopies of beautiful cherry blossoms that cover the whole city of Kyoto in spring. On the other hand, there are many other spring events to boast and worthy of note. The following article picked up the must-see events in the ancient capital of Japan this spring. Please take a look!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/popular-kyoto-spring-events-festivals

Enjoy Sakura in Japan!

Cherry blossoms are an essential part of Japanese culture. And, viewing cherry blossoms (Hanami) is very popular in Japan during the spring. This is because cherry blossoms, which the Japanese call “Sakura” are stunning at this season.

If you are planning to visit Japan this spring and want to discover more cherry blossoms spots in Kyoto area, please check the following article. It’s covering the best Hanami spots in the old capital and provides you with the essential information, so you can get the most from your Sakura trip!

Here’s the link. URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/2566/ 

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. It will be a miss if you don’t visit Osaka to see cherry blossoms when you are in the Kansai area in spring. Please check the following article to find out the best cherry blossoms viewing spots in Osaka and Kansai!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/events/osaka-kansai-cherry-blossoms-spots-sakura-festivals-feel-spring 

Kyoto and Osaka have many beautiful spots to see Cherry blossoms. However, other areas also have excellent places for hanami. Tokyo features many of those spots as well! If you are in Tokyo around spring and looking for a place to see cherry blossoms, Why don’t you check the following article?

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/1805/

The Real Kyoto Gion Festival

I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Of course, Kyoto boasts many outstanding events to watch and participate, and you should do it when you have a chance! However, the original Gion festival with much bigger floats takes place every year in Kyoto in July. I am sure you will enjoy one of the most popular Gion festivals in Japan! For more information about Kyoto`s Gion Matsuri click on the link below!
URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/982/

Would You Like to Know How to Enjoy a Japanese Festival Even More?

A lot of people when they get to a Matsuri for the first time feel a bit lost. They confuse about what is happening around. If you are new to Japanese Festivals or want to know an alternative way of how you can enjoy these events, the following article will provide you with a set of helpful tips on how to choose a proper festival and activities you should try there. Please don`t hesitate to take a look at it!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/5363/

Did You Know That There is a Festival Every Day Somewhere in Japan?

Japan is a country of festivals indeed. Matsuri is an essential part of traditional Japanese culture. Thus, every day somewhere in Japan a festival takes place. There are traditional and modern festivals, on the sea and on the ground, in summer and winter. Japanese are hardworking people. However, when you attend at least one festival in Japan, you will understand how locals like to party. The article under the link below will introduce you to a celebration on any day of the year. I am sure you will find an event that suits your interests utmost!

URL: https://festivalgo.huber-japan.com/events/6572/


After retiring teacher at High School, I do musical theater actor and Yoga. I love travelling, meeting people,,, Seeing new things and beautiful sceneries over the world, and know that there’re lots of different things and lots in common at the same time. We’re same and connected!

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