Kyoto

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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Japanese restaurant serves up noodles in stunning ice cube bowls

Sometimes there are restaurants you want to keep a secret all to yourself, and this is definitely one of them.

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Walk the streets of Japan in style with bushido-influenced men’s summer kimono range from Kyoto

Samurai warrior designs get a warm-weather overhaul with colourful patterns and unique sheer fabrics.

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Kyoto temple grants love wishes to visitors who discover their heart-shaped hydrangeas

People in Japan are heading to the ancient temple to hunt for the flowery hearts.

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Kyoto Starbucks’s elegant over-river seating might make it the country’s coolest coffeehouse

Seattle-based chain adapts to Kyoto style with summertime seats that offer a taste of traditional culture as you sip your coffee.

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10 things you didn’t know about geisha

We’ve talked before about geisha as one of Japan’s distinctly female professions, so this time we’re going to share with you a few fun facts about the geisha and their floating world.

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Japanese freehand tattoo artist’s work ranges from bloody & erotic to delicate & beautiful

Talented freehand tattoo artist combines the unconventional with the traditional.

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Kyoto counter-terrorism unit called in after senior citizen “reserves” parking space

Some in the media are calling this incident yet another indication that Japan’s entering an unprecedented era of geriatric delinquency.

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These photos show how Japanese architecture has changed over the last 100 years

Japanese commenters aren’t so impressed with modern cityscapes, but are they just being nitpicky?

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Promotional event convinces us Kyoto’s Uji City is an area worth both exploring and tasting!

We learn a little about Uji City and its famous tea and also try green tea sweets by Uji-born celebrity pastry chef Toshi Yoroizuka!

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Pokémon Centers around Japan celebrate the opening of Kyoto branch with commemorative goods

Imperial court noble Pikachu, maiko Pikachu, and a Shiny Ho-Oh download are some of the exciting gifts now available around Japan!

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Kyoto tea store collaborates with local winemaker to create deliciously green matcha white wine

The green white wine is part of a range of matcha-based alcoholic beverages which include chocolate liqueur, Japanese sake and umeshu plum wine.

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Gudetama the lazy egg comes to Kyoto—as Japanese-style cafe treats!

For a limited time, the MACCHA HOUSE cafe in Kyoto will be collaborating with Sanrio’s well-loved apathetic egg, Gudetama!

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Samurai parkas for men feature traditional washi Japanese paper details

Release your bushido spirit with this stunning new lineup of traditional outfits made for today’s modern man.

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Lawson convenience stores in Kyoto to begin offering cancer screenings

Get snacks, socks, coffee, and a cancer screening at your local Lawson!

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World’s first robot-operated farm to start operations in Japan next year

Kyoto facility aims to harvest 500,000 heads of lettuce a day.

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Kyoto tea maker Tsujiri offers a taste of spring with sakura sweets and drinks!

Spring, and cherry blossoms, may still be a little while ahead, but you’ll soon be able to enjoy a sweet taste of them at the Tsujiri tea shop in Kyoto!

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