Admiring the beauty of Autumn, chrysanthemum festival
September 9th is known as the Choyo Festival.
Since ancient times, odd numbers are thought to be lucky in Japan.
On a date when odd numbers are repeated, it is thought to bring luck. It is also thought of as bad luck, so people celebrate the day, and at the same time, drive evil spirits out. The number ‘9’ is the largest odd number between 1 and 10.
September 9th is a real lucky day because it has the largest odd number in it’s date. It means “duplicating yang” (positive), called “Choyo-no-sekku”, so the day was designated as a day to celebrate longevity and prosperity.
“Choyo-no-sekku”is also called “Kiku-no-sekku”, literally meaning “chrysanthemum festival”. The chrysanthemum is designated as the national flower of Japan and is a common pattern used for kimono. The chrysanthemum has been used as medicine in Japan since ancient times and it is believed that it has the power of longevity.
So, chrysanthemums is arranged in the entrance and guest room floor of hotel kanra kyoto.
The chrysanthemums were believed to be auspicious flowers denoting longevity and eternal youth, and they were used as medicinal herbs.
At kanra spa, we have seasonal menu that is made for Autumn season called kikkaen is related with Chrysanthemum Festival.
We prepare chrysanthemums tea as welcome drink.
And also we use chrysanthemums foot scrub for foot ritual and polish your sole carefully.
After that cleansing foot by Japanese sake which made in Kyoto.
For 90 min of body treatment, we use chrysanthemums oil. The oil contain the active ingredient of special chrysanthemums that is from Kameoka city in Kyoto.
We prepare green tea and kikujyuto (sugar sweet) that from traditional Japanese sweet shop, Kagizen Yoshifusa for after relaxation.
Please enjoy for the atmosphere of Autumn at kanra spa and hotel kanra kyoto.
Seasonal menu “kikkaen”
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Have you ever tried Kiki-zake?
“Kiki‐zake” means tasting various kinds of Japanese sake to make comparisons.
In the sake brewery, they do Kiki‐zake as a sensory analysis.
You will learn how to taste sake and find your favorite sake if you try it.
On 5th August, we are going to have an event related with Japanese sake.
It calls “Enjoy Nippon-shu!!”. In this event you can do Kiki-zake.
This event is for people from overseas and we think it is great opportunity to have many people know the goodness of Japanese sake through this event. There will be buffet style finger food which go with each sake.
We will have a special guest who is the owner of Nakaune sake shop, Mr Nakaune.
Because of that you can buy favorite sake that you find from Kiki‐zake.
<<< EVENT INFORMATION >>>
* DATE : 5th August 4:00PM – 6:00PM
* PLACE : Hotel Kanra Kyoto “kanra lounge” (1F)
* FEE: JPY 3,000- (JPY2,500 reserve before the event day)
* RESERVE: Mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org”,
please put mail subject “Nippon-shu”
We all are very looking forward to seeing in this exciting event.
How to enjoy rainy season in Japan
Now is the rainy season called “Tsuyu” in early summer in Japan.
Generally, it lasts from the beginning of June to the middle of July.
It doesn’t rain every day during Tsuyu.
We experience various kinds of rain such as sprinkle, heavy rain and sometimes rainstorm.
You might think Tsuyu is not good season for trip in Japan.
Even though rainy season, we have a traditional Japanese habit.
One of the habit is Tanabata that is the Star Festival in English.
Tanabata was born from the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi.
Tanabata started to celebrate their once-a-year-reunion, it held on 7th July.
We display bamboo grass for Tanabata.
We write each wish on a strip of paper and hang it on the bamboo grass.
The strips of paper used to write wishes are called Tanzaku.
It is said that a wish comes true by writing it on Tanzaku.
However, it is also said that a wish doesn’t come true if Orihime and Hikoboshi can’t meet because of the rain.
Please write your wishes and hang on the bamboo grass at hotel kanra kyoto.
**KANRA SPA Open! Information available on our webpage**
A Happy New Year, every one!
We would appreciate your continued patronage this year.
(We are sorry for this late greeting….)
“kanra spa by ALL THAT SPA” was open in our hotel last December.
We are glad that the spa already has many fans.
The information about the spa is available on our webpage now.
Please check our webpage for more details, such as their courses in PDF file.
Please email us or call us for reservations for the spa.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
hotel kanra kyoto Annex 1F
190 Kitamachi Karasuma-dori Rokujo-sagaru Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto Japan 600-8176
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~ New year’s holiday opening hours ~
On behalf of hotel kanra kyoto we would like to thank you for all your support
over the past year and we are looking forward to your continued support in the years to come .
We would like to inform you that THE KITCHEN KANRA opening hours would be different on the days below
THE KITCHEN KANRA (hotel kanra kyoto Main building B2F)
Date : 1st January 2017 ~ 4th January 2017
Lunch : 11:30 → 12:00 – 16:30 (15:00L.O.)
※All the other restaurants and facilities will keep regular hours during those days.
※We will have regular business hours from 5th January 2017
※Please contact us for the menu for the days above .