Kyoto

Star Wars director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

Unveils an incredibly cool Japanese ink painting that we all want to adorn in our rooms.

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Kyoto city deals with doggy doo problems on its streets using nothing more than chalk

Operation Yellow Chalk” is making waves for how incredibly simple yet effective it is at getting people to pick up after their pet.

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Draw-your-own fox charms are one of the highlights of Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

Go for the history and culture. Stay for the silly artwork.

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Super green, super matcha instant curry from Kyoto gets a new and improved recipe

This revamped instant matcha curry improves on taste, cuts back on the bitterness.

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Tokyo ranked as most livable city in the world in annual survey

Two other Japanese cities join the capital in top 25 of international quality of life ranking.

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This buffet offers over 100 matcha-infused choices for the ultimate matcha experience in Kyoto

That includes nearly 30 different matcha sweets and 50 kinds of ice cream!

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New Kyoto Starbucks has the beauty, historical pedigree to be a sightseeing attraction itself

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors, zabuton cushions for customers.

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Japanese company creates new “Kimono Pyjamas” designed to be worn indoors and outdoors

One of Japan’s favourite cosplayers models the range on the streets of Kyoto.

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Photographer captures gorgeous shots of Kyoto’s Kamogawa River

Blue skies over the city made for some unmatched scenery!

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Pikachu and Kyoto candy maker team up for confectionary collaboration centuries in the making

After more than 300 years in business, famous sweets shop gets first endorsement from the Pokémon star.

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Coca-Cola releases five new gorgeous limited-edition bottles in Japan

Each of the locally-themed designs will be limited for sale in different regions of the country.

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Luggage service lets travelers drop bags at cafes and shops in Japan via English-language website

Boasts a number of advantages over taking your chances with coin lockers at the train station.

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Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital, but May is an especially good time.

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Kyoto geisha and maiko yatsuhashi sweets are the latest food craze to hit the ancient capital

These adorable sweets have been meticulously handcrafted by a centuries-old confectionery retailer in Kyoto.

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Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva swaps her Sailor Moon outfit for a traditional kimono in Kyoto

The anime-loving skater thrills everyone off the ice as she walks the streets of Kyoto in traditional attire.

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Kyoto cafe shows us the beauty of minerals through its breathtaking dishes

Meteorite Curry and Amethyst Panna Cotta are just two of the elegant and educational foods at Usaginonedoko.

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Salamander soup?!? We try “giant salamander rice with green tea” in Kyoto

This “salamander” swims in a bowl of tasty broth with white tapioca “eggs”.

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The woman on the “I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters spotted in Kyoto? She’s actually Chinese

Turns out the controversial posters aren’t quite as nationalistic as their creators likely intended them to be.

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“I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters in Kyoto spark outrage among Japanese Twitter users

Mysterious posters draw concerned comments about the insensitive mentality of their anonymous creators.

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Kyoto kimono fabric Sailor Moon wallet would look as good in Japan’s old capital or Crystal Tokyo

Centuries-old textile-making techniques are part of this stylish anime wallet.

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