Fushimi Inari Shrine
Being known for its thousands of torii gates in vermillion color, Fushimi Inari Shrine(伏見稲荷大社) is one of the most popular sites to visit in Kyoto. Inari is the god of fertility, agriculture as well as the industry in Shinto. Torii or the vermillion gates are donations given from corporations seeking ‘divine favor’ for their success. One of the must-go-place if you are in Kyoto. Please noted that the trip includes 2-hours-hike as the shrines spread across the mountain.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum
The Kyoto International Manga Museum, with its 30,000 collections related to the manga(Japanese style comics ), is a perfect place to learn about the media mix practices emerged and evolved in Japan. From caricature woodblock prints of the Edo period to magazines of the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period (or Pre World Wars period) as well as contemporary manga magazines of various kinds, the museum offers educational as well as entertaining experience to all.
The Samurai Sword Fighting Lesson at Toei Kyoto Studio Park
One truly unique offering for this year’s DiGRA excursion program will certainly be this. Being held at Toei Kyoto Studio Park, this one hour course allow you to learn the samurai sword fighting from actors/actresses specialized in action stunts. By the end, you will be able to show others how to grip and wield samurai sword correctly and make some special moves or two (Limited to 30-40 participants only!)