Kyoto

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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Kyoto book cafe serves up cute cat parfaits in traditional Japanese machiya townhouse

Now you can enjoy all the delights of a cat-shaped dessert while immersed in the traditional culture of Kyoto.

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“Graffiti Temple” in Kyoto, where visitors are encouraged to deface the walls

It’s quite normal to hear news of someone graffiting pieces of world heritage and feel a sense of outrage, but Kyoto’s Tandenan Temple actually encourages such scrawl. Our writer Masami grabbed a sharpie and went to check it out.

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“Powder Soy Sauce” is so much more than its name suggests【Taste test】

We try out this revolutionary condiment that could change the way everyone eats sushi, sashimi, or anything really.

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Premium green tea from Kyoto meets fine chocolate — and it’s a match made in sweets heaven!

What happens when renowned Kyoto tea makers are inspired by fine French chocolates? You get stunning and mouth-watering sweets like these!

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Eat like a big kid at this Kyoto cafe with their “Kids’ Special” just for grownups!

Want to eat like a big kid, only with more grace and style? This restaurant in Kyoto offers a “Kids’ Special – for Adults”! Naturally we had to go and scoff—er, try—it for ourselves…

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Kyoto confectioner selling hemp-infused Buddha head chocolates

If you’ve got such a powerful sweet tooth that you worship chocolate, these might be just the treats for you.

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New Pokémon Center to open in Kyoto with exclusive goods featuring adorable Maiko Pikachu

In Kyoto, Pikachu wears a kimono with a Ho-Oh design and a Vivillion-adorned hair accessory.

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Matcha chocolate-covered strawberries: The newest green tea treat from Kyoto

A cup of tea, a piece of fruit, or a bit of chocolate can all make for a delicious and relaxing moment, and this new Kyoto confectionary lets you enjoy all three in a single bite.

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Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan” by answering this simple question! 【Closed】

Heading to Kyoto soon? Simply want to know more about Japan’s ancient capital? We have the perfect book and DVD for you—and you could win them by answering one easy question!

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Kyoto shrine goes full otaku with original moe priestess charms, smartphone cases【Pics】

Well, that’s one way to bring all the boys to your well-raked yard…

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Interactive online map of Kyoto lets you toggle between modern day and the 9th century

If you’re a history buff, or time traveler, this could come in handy.

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