Walk Around Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites at Dawn On New Tourist Tour
03.February.2019 | SPOT
Central Japan Railway Company has been holding a tourist campaign called “Sou da Kyoto, Ikou” (That’s Right, Let’s Go to Kyoto) since 1993. As part of the campaign the company has announced a new theme titled “Haru wa Akebono” (Spring is All About Dawn) which invites people on a peaceful tour around Kyoto’s World Heritage Site in the early hours of the morning.
The tour offers people a chance to enjoy popular temples that are always packed with crowds during general opening hours. There are three Plans to choose from which give exclusive access to some of Kyoto’s historical landmarks.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Byodoin Temple
Repair work has been ongoing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple since 2008 to restore the temple monastery which was built at the time the temple was established. Byodoin Temple too underwent repairs which ended in 2014. This maintenance work saw retiling work of the main temple carried out as well as exterior decoration and more.
The tour offers a chance to walk around both of these historical locations where you will be able to enter places not open to the general public as well as admire the popular parts of the temple that bustle with visitors during the day. The temple monk will also recommend activities and experiences as well as talk about the “great repair of the Heisei era.”
Departure Dates: February 10, 2019 / February 11, 2019 / March 3, 2019
Departure Time: 4:30AM (Meeting Time: 4:20AM)
Route: Kyoto Station→Kiyomizu-dera Temple→Byodoin Temple→Kyoto Station
Minimum No. Applications: 1 person
Price: ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
*Construction sites at the temple cannot be entered
Enjoy a tour of the temple guided by the temple monk, admire the West Gate during the dark and visit the Kyo-do Hall.
*The West Gate and Kyo-do Hall are normally restricted to the general public
Visit the gardens and Hoshokan and talk to the head priest at a tea house.
*The tea house talk will be replace by a visit to the Kyo-do Hall on March 3.
Ryōan-ji Temple & Ninna-ji Temple
This plan puts you on a bus for a trip to Ryōan-ji Temple, which is famous internationally for its Japanese rock gardens, and Ninna-ji Temple which gave public access to its painting of the five great kings of wisdom for a limited time in autumn 2018.
Departure Date: March 10, 2019
Departure Time: 7:20AM (Meeting Time: 7:10AM)
Route: Kyoto Station→Ryōan-ji Temple→Ninna-ji Temple→Kyoto Station
Minimum No. Applications: 1 person
Price: ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
After witnessing the rock gardens visit the West garden and Buddhist temple, both of which are normally closed to the general public.
Enjoy a special viewing of the painting of the five great kings of wisdom which was given limited-time public access for the first time in autumn 2018. Also see the scripture house which is normally closed to the general public.
Enjoy day break as the sun rises in the early hours of the morning. When the temple grounds are dark it will be lit up as if it is night time.
Departure Dates: March 24, 2019 / March 30, 2019 / March 31, 2019
Departure Time: 5:50AM
Route: Make your own way there→Toji Temple→Make your own way back
Minimum No. Applications: 1 person
Price: ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
From 7:00AM enjoy an early visit to the five-storied pagoda, main temple and auditorium. A separate application is required to visit.
These three plans offer privileged entry to some of Kyoto’s most important locations. If you’re looking to enjoy popular tourist sites without the tourists then be sure to consider this line-up.
Haru wa Akebono: Kyoto World Heritage Site Tour
Details (Japanese): http://souda-kyoto.jp/travelplan/akebono_sp/index.html
artKYOTO 2019: The International Art Fair at Kyoto’s World Heritage Site Nijō Castle
artKYOTO 2019 will take place at the World Heritage Site and former imperial villa Nijō Castle from September 6 to 9.
Kyoto has a long and fascinating historical background spanning over a thousand years. The traditional city has come to establish itself as a place for creating and innovating culture. But it also has a new art market, and artKYOTO 2019 aims to consolidate this valuable medium as a new artistic era.
But the fair is not just limited to the past and present times of Kyoto, because more than 40 art galleries from inside and outside Japan are set to exhibit each of their unique works through the lens of their own aesthetic. With the move of the Agency for Cultural Affairs to Kyoto, the exhibition will offer a chance to appreciate and even purchase artwork that shows the value of Kyoto society from a new perspective while keeping history in mind.
The event also lines up with ICOM KYOTO 2019 which is taking place from September 1 to 7 to celebrate Kyoto’s museums.
artTOKYO―which runs this event―is also set to host the annual Art Fair Tokyo in March at Tokyo International Forum. One of the biggest art events in Tokyo, the 2018 run saw over 150 participate and over 60,000 attendees.
Location: Nijō Castle
Running: September 6, 2019 – Septmeber 9, 2019 (*September 6 is an invitation-only date for officials)
Access: Nijōjō-mae Station
Car Park: Available
Entry: Fee charged
Kyoto’s Luxury Ryokan SOWAKA Offers New Private Kodaiji Temple Night Plan
25.January.2019 | SPOT
SOWAKA is a new luxury ryokan in Gion, Kyoto set to hold its grand opening on March 25, 2019. In the run up to this, the establishment has announced a private spring night visit to Kodaiji Temple for guests.
This small luxury hotel is has been renovated into 11 rooms. It was formerly a long-standing traditional restaurant with a history spanning 100 years. Added onto that are 12 brand new rooms which fuse traditional Japan from a modern perspective making for a total of 23 rooms. The hotel offers the kind of peace, tranquillity, comfort and hospitality associated with the Japanese style.
SOWAKA actually opened on November 23 last year but the new building of 12 rooms and restaurant will open as part of its grand opening on March 25 this year.
The new plan announced invites guests on a springtime trip to Kodaiji Temple. The temple was established in 1606 by the nun Kōdai-in after the death of her husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi to memorialise him. It is famous for its nighttime cherry blossoms which guests will be able to enjoy. The temple bustles with visitors every year who go to see the cherry blossoms illuminated with lights. Guests can expect to take in the magical sight in the peace and quiet in a place laced with history and culture.
SOWAKA Kodaiji Temple Private Spring Night Visit
Date: March 30, 2019
Reservations: January 17, 2019 at 14:00 to March 28, 2019 at 23:59 (*Reservations will close when no rooms are left)
Price: From ¥68,000 (Double Room / Tax and booking fee not included)
No. of People: 46
Complimentary: ①Welcome drink ②Rental of Kodaiji Temple at night
22:15 – Meet at hotel lobby
22:20 – Depart from hotel
22:30 – Arrive at Kodaiji Temple
23:40 – Leave temple
Check In: 15:00-2:00 / Check Out: 12:00
Bookings: Online (https://sowaka.com/) / Telephone (075-541-5323)
Address: 480 Kiyoicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto Prefecture
Opened: November 23, 2018
Grand Opening: March 3, 2019 (New building opening)
Access: 15-minutes by taxi from JR Kyoto Station / 10-minutes on foot from Gion-Shijō Station via Keihan Electric Railway / 14-minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station via Hankyu Railway
Official Website: https://sowaka.com/eng/index.html
Kyoto Botanical Garden’s Cherry Blossom Illumination Event Begins March 25
23.January.2019 | SPOT
Kyoto Botanical Garden’s Sakura Light-Up 2019 will run from March 25 to April 7 followed by the Sakura Sanpo cherry blossom strolling event from April 19 to 21.
Located by the Kamo River, Kyoto Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden and conservatory home to countless valuable plants that can’t been seen anywhere else. They currently have close to 200 species of plants. General guests are allowed to see 140 of these.
The garden boasts a long cherry blossom season. In many famous cherry blossom spots in Japan the Yoshino cherry trees bloom for one week at the beginning of April, but at Kyoto Botanical Garden they sprout early in mid-March and stay until the end of April.
Old Yoshino Cherry Tree
Period: Early April
The garden houses an old Yoshino cherry that was planted in 1961 during the Showa era. Gazing upon its beautiful old trunk that sprouts new branches evokes the history of the garden.
Turmeric has a recorded history in Japan since the middle of the Edo period where it has gone by many names such as kizakura (yellow cherry blossom), koganezakura (golden cherry blossom) and asagizakura (light yellow cherry blossom).
Ninna-ji Temple in Ukyō, Kyoto is home to both single and double-flowered omurozakura cherry blossom trees. Amongst these is the ‘half-flowered’ cherry tree called omuroariake. It’s a ancient variety of cherry blossom in Kyoto that has been around since the Edo Period.
Nakai, a gardener at Kyoto Botanical Garden who watches over the cherry blossoms, comments: “Cherry trees respond to you just by touching them. They bloom beautifully when you do things like improve the soil. So that people can see them at numerous periods of time, we extend the opening hours of the garden during the cherry blossom season and are open in the evening and at night. We’re still have work to do but we are aiming to become a garden that plants and preserves many different species. We’re a little-known good place where you can enjoy cherry blossoms you can’t at over well-known places.”
Enjoy hanami this year in Japan through March and April at Kyoto Botanical Garden.
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Address: Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Price: General ¥200 / High School Students ¥150 / Junior High School Students and below – Free / 70+ Years and Disabled – Free
Sakura Light-Up 2019
Running: March 25, 2019 – April 7, 201
Time: After Sunset (Around 6:30PM) to 9:00PM (Last Entries: 8:00PM)
Price: The price of entry only
*The park hours are extended from the usual 5:00PM closing time to 9:00PM
2019/4/19 @ 1:00PM-1:45PM
2019/4/20 @ 1:00PM-1:45PM, 5:00PM-5:45PM
2019/4/21 @ 5:00PM-5:45PM
Price: The price of entry only
*Due to opening hour extensions form April 8 to May 19 the usual 5:00PM closure time will extend to 6:30PM (Last Entries: 6:00PM)
*Those wishing to participate at either 1:00PM or 5:00PM must meet in front of the Shokubutsuen Kaikan.
Italian Pop Trio Il Volo to Perform for Charity at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, Film to be Released
Il Volo, an Italian operatic pop trio known for its incredible tenors, will be the first foreign artist to be filmed at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. The concert will be held without an audience and will be filmed, with proceeds going to charity.
The musical trio is known around the world for its mesmerizing harmonies. Their music manages to sound modern while still channeling tradition, making them an excellent choice to perform at the center of Japanese cultural traditions in Kyoto. The group will also perform in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
The music video for the group’s song Grande Amore, released in 2015, has racked up over 200 million views on YouTube. Loved by fans around the world, Il Volo’s music transcends language barriers, and the group is sure to impress on their Japan tour.
Il Volo Japan Tour 2022 Live in Concert
Planning/Invite/Organization: Tate Corporation
In Cooperation with Sony Music Labels Inc., M.T. Studio
Banyan Tree Group Opens Garrya Nijo Castle Kyoto Hotel
26.June.2022 | SPOT
Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent hospitality groups, held the grand opening of Galleria Nijo Castle Kyoto, on Friday, June 17, 2022. This is the first of the group’s hotels to open in Japan.
Located south of Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site, and named after the beautiful winter flower, Galleria Nijo Castle Kyoto is a small, modern, and minimalist luxury hotel that offers simple guests a chance to recharge themselves.
For the grand opening, a new Wellbeing Room has been opened where visitors can experience quiet meditation.
Visitors can stroll through nearby gardens, temples, and shrines, take a tour of Kyoto’s many historical sites, or spend time in the Wellbeing Room meditating or practicing yoga to recharge their batteries away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The French Restaurant Singular will also offer up healthy and tasty meals with a focus on local ingredients and producers.
Enjoy a visit to Kyoto in this peaceful space perfect for resting both body and soul.
Garrya Nijo Castle Kyoto
Address: 180-1 Ichinocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Access: 2-minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line
Official Site: https://www.banyantree.com/ja/japan/garrya-nijo-castle-kyoto
Next-Generation Town-Walking Project NAKED GARDEN -ONE KYOTO- to Begin this Fall
The creative team at NAKED is teaming up with Kyoto City, Uji City, and Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture for a one-of-a-kind project. This fall, guests will be able to experience NAKED GARDEN -ONE KYOTO, a next-generation town-walking project blending the real world and the Metaverse together. Visitors will be able to experience Kyoto’s shrines, temples, and history in a whole new way.
NAKED has been working with the city of Kyoto since 2017, creating new cultural outreach and tourism programs. A number of nighttime events have taken place at Nijo Castle, including ‘virtual flower viewing’ in the midst of the pandemic. Last year, the DANDELION PROJECT began at Kamigamo Shrine, a World Heritage Site. The project brings guests around the world together virtually to pray for peace. Events have also taken place at Kiyomizu-dera, Heian Shrine, and Ninna-ji.
In 2022, NAKED will collaborate with Kyoto City, Uji City, Otsu City, and their respective tourism associations to create a Metaverse where visitors can enjoy Kyoto not only in the real world but also virtually. Art being experienced by visitors in real life can be reflected in the Metaverse, and experiences in the Metaverse can be enjoyed in a way that is unique to real events. As hard to describe as it may be, more details will be available on the NAKED GARDEN website when it opens this summer.
NAKED GARDEN -ONE KYOTO-
Coming Fall 2022
NAKED, INC. Official Site: https://naked.co.jp
Rhythm Game BlackStar ~Theater Starless~ Gets Collaborative Event at Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Toei Kyoto Studio Park will be holding a special collaboration with the rhythm game BlackStar ~Theater Starless~ for a limited time, from June 4 until July 10, 2022.
The Theater Starless Uzumaki Branch will be open inside the park during the event period. 26 themed cast members will even be greeting guests!
A stamp rally will be taking place along the Keifuku Randen Tram Line and during the event, a special train featuring a newly-drawn illustration of the five main characters and 26 mini-characters will be running through the streets of Kyoto!
Limited tickets will be sold for a number of collaborative events being held in the park, so be sure to grab yours while you can!
BlackStar ~Theater Starless~ in Uzumaki
Running: June 4 – July 10, 2022
Venues: Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Arashiyama Station, etc.
Official Site: https://blackstar-uzumasa.jp/
Official Twitter: @Blackstar_uzms
Kyoto Sweets Shop Otabe Rereleases Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Snacks with New Designs
Otabe, one of the most popular sweets souvenir shops in Kyoto, Otabe, is known for its delicious matcha and mini-desserts. Starting May 12, the company has released nine uniquely packaged sweets inspired by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The limited-edition packaging will feature popular characters from the series. Previously, the company released matcha cakes for the crossover–this time, fans can enjoy choco-an flavor!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Matcha
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Otabe (with Original Sticker)
Original Sticker: 15 varieties, 1 given at random
Focusing on the hashira from the series, fans will want to be on the lookout for their favorite character. These sweets can be bought at select stations in the Kyoto and Osaka area, major Kyoto tourist attractions, and online. In addition, matcha flavored treats will also be on sale featuring Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Hashibira Inosuke, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Price: ¥432 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Train station in Kyoto & Osaka area, Major Kyoto tourist attractions, online.
Hydrangea Parfait Featuring Local Matcha Available at Itohkyuemon in Kyoto
Located in Uji, Kyoto, matcha shop Itohkyuemon was founded in the late Edo period. Three cozy locations have just launched a Hydrangea Parfait, perfect for spring.
The shop’s main location is headquartered in Uji, which is also home to Mimuroto Temple, known for its hydrangeas. The flowery location attracts thousands of tourists during the rainy season.
The Hydrangea Parfait has been offered since 2013, now celebrating its 10th year. The popular seasonal treat features matcha hydrangea mashed sweet potatoes, hydrangea-colored jelly, leaf-shaped matcha cookies, and blueberries. Those ordering a parfait will also receive a hydrangea coaster as a gift, so why not enjoy the rainy season with something sweet to lift your spirits?
Itohkyuemon Hydrangea Parfait
Release Date: May 13, 2022
Participating Locations: Uji store, JR Uji Stationfront store, Shijo-dori store
Yunohana Onsen Resort Reveals Contemporary Art-Inspired Guest Rooms
Sumiya Kihoan, a cozy inn at Yunohana Onsen in Kameoka City in Kyoto, opened a unique new guest room on April 28, 2022. The room’s concept is “where guests can stay in the middle of contemporary art,” and was inspired by the works of internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist Yukinori Yanagi. The new room, created as part of the Art Room Project, has been named ‘Kofuu.’
The Icarus Corridor Connecting Heaven and Earth
Heavenly Bath Welcoming a Rainbow at Dusk
In-Ground Bath Featuring Oribe Glazed Ceramic
Concept Drawing of the Art Room Project by Yukinori Yanagi
The new room includes an open-air bath where guests can be transported into the world of Yanagi’s contemporary art while gazing at the gorgeous Kyoto landscape. Upon entering the inn, guests are greeted by a long corridor leading to the bedrooms, dining room, and two creative open-air baths. The space was created in collaboration with Yanagi and local artists and craftsmen, such as potter Ishii Naoto, obi craftsman Yamaguchi Genbei X, plasterer Kusumi Akira, and Japanese paper craftsman Hatano Wakaru. A delicious menu is prepared by chef Hosoi Kunihiko.
Ryokan Sumiya Kihoan
Address: Yunohana Onsen, Kameoka City, Kyoto
Room Details: https://hakutai.sumiya.ne.jp/artroom-kohoo/
Room Reservations: https://reserve.489ban.net/client/sumiya/0/plan/id/119287/stay?noSearch=1
Official Site: https://www.sumiya.ne.jp/
Kyoto’s Garden Museum Hiei Opens Limited-Time Collaboration Event with Violet Evergarden Anime Series
Kyoto’s Garden Museum Hiei has announced that it will host a collaboration event with Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden anime franchise, entitled ‘A Story of Flowers and Letters,’ from May 3 to July 10, 2022.
The Garden Museum Hiei, an outdoor facility inspired by French Impressionism, sits near Mt. Hiei and is known for its incredible floral displays which change colors each season. “This scenery matches the image of the landscape depicted in the Violet Evergarden anime series, which led to the decision to hold this collaborative event,” the press release reads.
Visitors can enjoy collaboration visuals and standees that will only be available to see at the gardens. The event will also feature original merchandise, collaboration drinks, and a voice-recorded introduction to the facilities by Violet herself, voiced by Yui Ishikawa.
Violet Evergarden premiered in 2018. The main character, Violet, was trained to be a soldier and therefore has trouble expressing her emotions. In order to learn the meaning behind her commander’s final words, “I love you,” she embarks on a new path in life, writing letters on others’ behalf. A spin-off film was released in Japan in 2019, and a second film premiered in September 2020.
Violet Evergarden x Garden Museum Hiei ~A Story of Flowers and Letters~
Venue: Garden Museum Hiei
Running: May 3 – July 10, 2022
The Heike Story, INU-OH Character Concept Art on Display at Kyoto International Manga Museum
The Heike Story anime series premiered in Japan on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block on January 12. With character designs by Fumiko Takano, fans instantly fell in love with the show’s cast of characters, and an art book will be released soon, with preorders opening this week.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum has opened an exhibition displaying character concept art from SCIENCE SARU’s The Heike Story and INU-OH anime from April 21 to June 27. The exhibit commemorates The Heike Story‘s TV broadcast and INU-OH‘s theater opening in Japan. Fumiko Takano (The Heike Story) and Taiyo Matsumoto (INU-OH)’s character concept drawings are on display in Gallery 4.
Both titles are based on Hideo Furukawa’s modern language rendering of the classic Japanese epic The Tale of the Heike.
The Heike Story will additionally release an art book titled The Colors of The Heike Story in June. The book will feature an interview between art director Tomotaka Kubo and series director Naoko Yamada, and is scheduled for release in June. Those pre-ordering the book will receive a special gift.
©松本大洋 /2021 “INU-OH” Film Partners
The Heike Story – Fumiko Takano and INU-OH’s Taiyo Matsumoto Character Concept Art Exhibition
Running: April 21 – June 27, 2022
Venue: Kyoto International Manga Museum Gallery 4 (452 Kinbukicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)
Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 2 of Karasuma Oike Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line and Tozai Line
The Colors of The Heike Story
Price: ¥5,500 (Excluding Tax)
Format: A4 size, 112 pages
Publisher: HeHe / hehepress.com
The Heike Story Anime Series
Official Site: HEIKE-anime.asmik-ace.co.jp
Shoujuin Temple and THE THOUSAND KYOTO Collaborate on Special Afternoon Tea
THE THOUSAND KYOTO hotel will begin selling a special afternoon tea set in conjunction with the Buddhist Temple Shoujuin on May 9, 2022. These scrumptious treats can be enjoyed at the hotel’s second-floor cafe and bar TEA AND BAR until July 15.
This offering was made with the thought of escaping the summer heat in mind. Customers can enjoy eight kinds of sweet and savory dishes, from quiche and salmon sandwiches to scones with honey and sweet bean paste.
The entrance to the cafe will also be transformed to reflect the majesty of Shoujuin Temple.
The early summer scenery will be captured with majestic hydrangeas, which will surround guests and prove the perfect background for photos.
Guests can also go home with two traditional souvenirs. Both the kanouhimo and sange are lucky charms typically available at Shoujuin on holidays.
Shoujuin x TEA AND BAR Afternoon Tea ~Refreshing Green Tea Ceremony~
Running: May 9 – July 15, 2022 *Reservations required at least 2 days in advance.
Where: Cafe & Bar TEA AND BAR (THE THOUSAND KYOTO 2F)
Hours: First Seating 11:30~14:30 / Second Seating 15:30~18:30
Hydrangea Afternoon Tea Available at Art Grace Wedding Hills in Kyoto for a Limited Time
Art Grace Wedding Hills, a wedding venue in Kyoto, will offer a hydrangea-themed afternoon tea service from May 1 until June 24, 2022. Guests can enjoy this dreamy event each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Come taste these delectable dishes to welcome the summer season.
BLOOM ~Blooming Hydrangea Afternoon Tea~
Running: May 1 – June 24, 2022 (Available Friday-Sunday)
Venue: Art Grace Wedding Hills, Kyoto
Studio Ghibli Secrets Revealed in Kyoto Exhibition Featuring Miyazaki Collaborator Toshio Suzuki
The Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition opened at The Museum of Kyoto on April 23, 2022.
Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, has worked with both Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata on a number of beloved masterpieces. The exhibition will feature a large bookshelf housing 8,800 of Suzuki’s publications. Many of these were published before Suzuki joined Studio Ghibli, and guests are invited to see how the producer was inspired to join the legendary studio after working as an editor at a manga magazine.
This exhibition was realized after Suzuki himself proposed the idea of exhibiting his books for the first time. At the press preview, Suzuki made a statement. “My dream was to collect all the books I’ve read over the past 70 years and display them in one room. Today, I’m so happy to stand in the middle of it. On one hand, I’m amazed by how much there is. On the other hand, I feel like there could always be more.”
©TS ©Studio Ghibli
The giant bookshelf containing 8,800 tomes was based on a brick-and-mortar store that once served as Suzuki’s ‘hideout.’ The wallpaper was designed by William Morris, a favorite of the producer since his youth. Among the many books on display, one area is lined with issues of Kinema Junpo, Japan’s oldest film magazine. Suzuki notes that he thought about throwing them out each time he moved, but luckily, he decided to keep them! Some issues are from the Taisho era and are incredibly valuable. If you want to read them yourself, you are welcome to do so at the exhibition!
©TS ©Studio Ghibli
Many of Studio Ghibli’s most famous works were born from casual conversations between Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, and Toshio Suzuki. Suzuki has played a large role in film advertising, including many of the memorable posters and ads almost everyone has seen. He has always included each film’s most inspiring song in television ads, which has dramatically increased audience attendance. After all, who doesn’t love the music in Studio Ghibli films?
What’s your favorite Ghibli film?
Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition
Running: April 23 – June 19, 2022
Closed on Mondays *Open on April 25, May 2
Hours: 10:00-18:00 *Open until 19:30 on Fridays (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Venue: The Museum of Kyoto 4F, 3F Exhibition Room (623-1 Higashikatamachi, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto)