Shunkoin Temple via Erik Stattin on Flickr

Unique Budget Lodging in Kyoto

Unique budget lodging in Kyoto offers visitors a chance to see the quirkier, perhaps stranger (to some) side of the city, while saving money and having great stories and recommendations to share with other travelers.

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April 4, 2014 by
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Myoren-ji temple via rosewoman on Flickr

Temple Stays in Kyoto

Temple stays offer the public a chance to experience life like as a pilgrim for a short time.

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March 28, 2014 by
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Best Souvenirs to Bring Home from Kyoto

Green tea in Kyoto via MShades on Flickr

The best souvenirs from Japan come from its historic and cultural center, Kyoto.

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February 28, 2014 by
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Day Hikes in Kyoto Prefecture

Forests of Mount Kurama in Kyoto Prefecture via Ginkgo Telegraph on Flickr

Find some solitude and take time to marvel at the natural beauty on one of these popular day hikes in Kyoto Prefecture

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January 31, 2014 by
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Iwatayama Monkey Park

Iwatayama Monkey Park near Kyoto via Andrea Schaffer on Flickr

At Iwatayama Monkey Park, the animals aren’t caged, but the humans are

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January 3, 2014 by
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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

Ninja show at Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, photo via specialoperations on Flickr

Without a doubt, ninjas stand out as one of the most enthralling aspects of Japan’s feudal history. To this day, reenactments, restoration of ninja towns, and films portraying the stealthy warriors remain prevalent in Japan and around the world. Ninja martial arts training, battles, and weapons capture the imagination of tourists

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December 6, 2013 by
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Quirky Museums in Kyoto

See 500 pairs of chopsticks and make your own at Kyoto Chopstick Culture Museum, photo via photogr@phy on Flickr

Buried beneath the elevated taste and well-preserved temples and shrines, deep in neighborhood backstreets, Kyoto reveals a sense of humor and a penchant for the quirky and strange. These quirky museums in Kyoto are worth a visit to see a different side of the esteemed city

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November 8, 2013 by
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Stay in a Temple on Mount Koya

Mist over sacred Mt. Koya via Kzaral on Flickr

Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most sacred religious grounds and best places to see the traditions of the past still alive.

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October 25, 2013 by
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Arashiyama District of Kyoto

the bamboo forests of arashiyama, kyoto via .curt on Flickr

The Arashiyama district of Kyoto is popular among Japanese tourists and some foreign ones, as well, with ancient temples, enchanting bamboo groves, and a picturesque setting.

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October 11, 2013 by
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Wild Deer in Nara

A wild deer in Nara, photo courtesy of FuFuWolf on Flickr

Deer sightings in Nara are far from uncommon; over 1,200 wild Sika Deer call the city home. The wild deer of Nara are as much a part of the city as temples and shrines.

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October 8, 2013 by
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