Kyoto geisha during plum blossom celebration at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine © Eleonora Tuveri / Shutterstock.com
Kyoto geisha (geiko and maiko) perform a tea ceremony at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine when the plums start to bloom in late February.
Snow on the thatched-roof houses in Kayabuki-no-Sato © TAKUYA.A
In the mountains north of Kyoto, Kayabuki-no-Sato is a village of “kayabukiya” or thatched-roof houses. For details on visiting this area, see The Kitayama Area: Bujo-ji, Miyama, Kayabuki-no-Sato.