Kyotango Collection

  • Kyotango Collection

    We are happy to share the results of the our Autumn/Winter 2022 photo contest. Submissions were accepted from December 1st to February 15th, and we received 656 amazing photos. Unfortunately, they can't all be winners, so 20 were chosen by lottery to receive prizes. The 20 winners will get l…

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    Cherry Blossoms 2023 – …

    Update 27th March: The first blooms have come earlier than forecast and we are well into it now. In a few days time full bloom will have arrived. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to see the blossoms, as after full bloom, a heavy rain storm can easily knock a lot of the petals off. Update…

  • The Naked Festival- A Japanes…

    Every February the fishing town of Taiza in Kyotango holds a very special Japanese tradition, locally known as the naked festival. Or by its proper name Hyakudo Uchi, which roughly translates as "striking one hundred times". While not quite naked this festival sees local young men running aroun…

  • Getting Through Japanese Immi…

    Having returned to Japan after the Christmas holidays I thought it would be good to share my experience going through Japanese Immigration. Hopefully this guide will help make your journey as smooth as possible. Japan's immigration policies and system have changed quite a bit in the last yea…

  • Kyotango Covid-19 News Update

    While Covid-19 travel restrictions have been largely relaxed in Japan, there is always the potential for sudden changes. As such we encourage anyone considering a holiday in Japan to look carefully at the requirements for entry, and rules to follow while in Japan. For those currently in Japan we…

  • Visit Kyotango Brochure

    Please view or download our 2022 brochure below. Visit Kyotango English BrochureDownload …

  • Come See the Best Sunsets in …

    Japan is known as the land of the rising sun, but it's also got some of the best sunsets in the world too. Kyotango is especially well known for stunning , visitors will be treated to some great sunsets when they visit. Kyotango has a long and varied coastline. Which means there are numerous bay…

  • Kyotango Collection Winter 20…

    We are happy to announce the results of the Kyotango Collection Winter 2021 photo contest. There were two categories, the "Thank You!" prize and the "Facebook 'Like'" prize. For each category there are 5 winners. There were a lot of great entries, but not everyone can be a winner, so please enjoy t…

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    Cherry Blossoms 2022 – …

    Cherry blossom season varies a little year by year. This year the weather is a little cooler than last year so the first bloom has been delayed. But now at the start of April we are right in the thick of it, with a full bloom expect this week. The cherry blossom is practically synonymous with "…

  • New Year’s Bonfire R…

    Around the middle of January communities across Japan will be setting up dondo yaki, New Year's bonfires, at local Shinto shrines. Local people will bring the new years decorations from their homes to be burned on the fire. The decorations are usually made from paper, straw, or pine branche…

  • Kyotango Collection Autumn 20…

    We are happy to announce the results of the Kyotango Collection Autumn2021 photo contest. There were two categories, the "Thank You!" prize and the "Facebook 'Like'" prize. For each category there are 5 winners. There were a lot of great entries, but not everyone can be a winner, so please enjoy th…

  • Year of the Tiger

    Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to the Year of the Tiger! The Chinese zodiac calendar was adopted in Japan in the 4th century. According to the 12 year cycle the year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Tigers in Japan There are currently no native species of tigers in Japan, the only tige…