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Sharing our experiences in Kyoto to the world, from the autumn leaves to the Gion Festival.

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Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, and especially the Yamahoko procession is something you just have to see!

Sharing Kyoto’s very own Vanessa went and took part in the 2017 Gion Matsuri! The street food and the wooden floats are calling!
Vanessa Aug. 10, 2017
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Most Japanese Starbucks in the world

Here in Kyoto, on the slopes of Ninen-zaka, you can find a Starbucks that is more Japanese than any other.
Sampo Jul. 07, 2017
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Yontomi Kaikan is a tipsy trip back to the Showa period in Kyoto

Enjoy Kyoto’s night at one of the old and trusty pub complexes of Kyoto, and try some of the great food and snacks in an almost overly friendly atmosphere
Vanessa Jun. 30, 2017
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Lido Inshokugai: the dark side of Kyoto

Lido Inshokugai is a pub complex with some of the best food in Kyoto and a great atmosphere.
Sampo Jun. 26, 2017
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Wendy’s is back in Kyoto: America vs. Japan

Wendy’s is back in Kyoto together with the Japanese chain First Kitchen. Which one offers better burgers, the American or the Japanese fast food chain?
Sampo Jun. 20, 2017
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A report from the frontlines of Aoi Matsuri, a festival with a history of over 1000 years!

We went to Aoi Matsuri, one of the big three festivals in Kyoto!
Erika Jun. 02, 2017
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We went to the beer garden at the Kyoto Tower!

All of Sharing Kyoto’s writers went to the beer garden at the Kyoto Tower!
Erika May. 31, 2017
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Vanessa, Erika and Shiho toured the famous bakeries of Kyoto

Sharing Kyoto writers Shiho, Erika, and Vanessa went to the best bakeries in Kyoto find out which one of them had the best bread!
Shiho May. 23, 2017
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Erika and Vanessa's cherry blossom viewing at Daigo-ji Temple!

Sharing Kyoto’s writers Erika and Vanessa went to see the cherry blossoms at Daigo-ji Temple!
Erika May. 23, 2017
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Secluded hikyo stations of Japan: JR Hozukyo Station in Kyoto

There are many stations in Japan that may feel a bit lonely at first, but are actually places of abundant natural beauty, like JR Hozukyo Station in Kyoto.
Sampo May. 23, 2017

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