Adashino Nenbutsu Temple in Kyoto

The Adashino Nenbutsu Temple in Kyoto is dedicated to the memory of individuals who have died without family members to remember them.

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April 3, 2015 by
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Kyoto’s Famous Doll Festival

Kyoto’s famous doll festival is a joyous time and a wonderful time to plan a visit

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February 27, 2015 by
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5 Tips for Sake Tasting in Kyoto

If someone asked you what sake was, could you answer the question? Sure, most folks would be able to come up with the fact that’s it’s a drink from Japan, but do you actually know what sake is? What it’s made of? Not beer, not wine, sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice, yeast and water. It’s just as much a part of life in Kyoto as wine is a part of life in the Napa Valley. You learn with each sip, but just like wine tasting, the education has delicious perks.

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February 6, 2015 by
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Reasons to Visit Kyoto in the Off-Season

Kyoto is much less crowded in the off-season via Marc Veraart on Flickr

There are many reasons to visit Kyoto in the off-season, but here are the two biggest.

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January 30, 2015 by
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Winter Illuminations in Kyoto

Arashiyama winter illumination via orange kuma on Flickr

Seeing the winter illuminations in Kyoto is a memorable experience.

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December 5, 2014 by
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Photography Bans at Temples in Kyoto

A temple in Kyoto

Many of Kyoto’s Buddhist temples have begun to ban photography due to ill-mannered tourists and the lengths they’ll sometimes go to in order to get the perfect picture.

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December 2, 2014 by
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Best Places to See Autumn Colors in Kyoto

Eikando Temple in the Fall via Norio NAKAYAMA on flickr

Temples are some of the best places to see autumn colors in Kyoto.

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November 7, 2014 by
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Understanding Kyoto’s Geisha Culture

Geisha in Kyoto via Shadowgate on Flickr

If you plan to visit Kyoto and hope to see or interact with a geisha, here are a few tips for understanding Kyoto’s geisha culture

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October 10, 2014 by
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Kyoto’s Ghost Train

Kyoto train via kimubert on Flickr

Kyoto’s Ghost Train brings to life characters from famous Japanese folk lore.

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September 12, 2014 by
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5 Reasons Kyoto Is One of the Most Livable Cities in the World

The stunning natural beauty of Kyoto via Takashi Hososhima on Flickr

Kyoto ranks as one of the best places to live in the world. The city’s awe-inspiring history juxtaposes modern amenities in a way that makes visitors want to stay forever.

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August 15, 2014 by
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