Kyoto

Japan Railways opening reservations for ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-west Japan sleeper train

Train include bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.

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Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

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Serial foot licker apprehended in Kyoto after 30-minute lick-attack

Kyoto Police nearly close the case on one of Kyoto’s more disgusting crime sprees.

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Kyoto temple bans photography at famous autumn foliage viewing spots

Some of Japan’s most iconic places to see the autumn leaves are now off-limits to photographers.

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Diabolically clever Kyoto style of writing “No bike parking” has Japanese Internet impressed

The famous hospitality of Japan’s old capital is being put to intimidating use to combat inconsiderateness outside this building.

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Kyoto’s subway system is now endorsed by handsome anime men

New male characters join preexisting team of female 2-D spokesmodels.

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Liqueur connoisseurs, prepare your tastebuds for an interesting new flavor: Kyoto cedar wood

Would you try the wood-flavored drink?

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The 10 most beautiful places to see the autumn leaves in Japan, as chosen by travelers

Ranking of Japan’s best fall colors will have you ready to head into the great (and red) outdoors.

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Kyoto accidentally calls all old people “terrible drivers”【Why Does Engrish Happen in Japan?】

Japan’s most polite city inadvertently throws shade on elderly motorists.

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Traditional guesthouse in Kyoto is like a beautiful samurai residence

Japanese visitors are falling in love with the gorgeous gardens and traditional rooms at this atmospheric inn.

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This Kyoto landmark is offering a stunning new service!

For a fee, visitors to Kyoto will have the chance to illuminate one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks with a color (or two) of their choice!

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Top 20 most popular castles in Japan revealed for 2016

How many of the top 20 most popular Japanese castles (according to TripAdvisor) have you been to?

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Crustacean Riot Police is the anime-inspired sake you didn’t know you needed

No Tachikomas were injured during the brewing process. Crabs on the other hand…

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We tried this scrumptious all-you-can-eat Kyoto veggie breakfast buffet for only 500 yen

What better way to start your day than with freshly harvested, local vegetables from Japan’s ancient capital city?

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We eat gold-leaf “Kinkaku Soft Ice Cream” near Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion temple in Kyoto

After looking at the brilliant gold leaf covering the World Heritage-listed temple, you can now eat it too, in a beautifully presented ice cream cone.

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Kyoto temple becomes Pokémon Go gym in Japan, provides special phone chargers for players

Centuries of tradition meets the modern-day world of gaming and culminates in a beautiful display of kindness.

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Step into a magical spirit world at the Motomiya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

The Kyoto shrine famous for thousands of vermilion torii gates will spirit you away to a mystical world of beauty this weekend at its famous annual night-time festival.
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Kyoto’s primeval forest to come to life in beautiful interactive light art display 【Video】

Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.

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Kyoto’s Living Room pug café lets all the dogs out【Photos】

Find out why the biggest pug café in Japan is going to the dogs.

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Japanese readers rave about new book illustrating differences between Kanto and Kansai regions

Kuraberu Tōzai presents an easy-to-understand compilation of regional differences between Tokyo and Osaka in terms of cuisines, art, and cultural traditions.

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