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

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How to line up for Ruriko-in Temple’s autumn leaves

Going to Ruriko-in Temple means a lot of time spent lining up, but in the end, the autumn leaves really are worth it.
Sampo Dec. 07, 2017
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Admiring the 2017 night illuminations at Chion-in Temple and Yasaka Shrine

The illuminated autumn leaves make for a romantic sight. The illumination event at Chion-in is something you can’t miss. Let’s go see some autumn leaves at night!
Vanessa Dec. 01, 2017
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2017 Pilgrimage to the holiest of the autumn leaves spots in Kyoto: Mount Takao!

My first trip to Takao, and although it’s very cold up in the mountains, the autumn leaves were so pretty I forgot about everything else! But remember to wear walking shoes and warm clothes when you go up the mountains!
Vanessa Nov. 30, 2017
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Enchanted Time with Maiko in the heart of Kyoto, Gion!

Getting to meet a real geisha, even a maiko, is really difficult. This is why Enchanted Time with Maiko is a great experience!
Sampo Nov. 28, 2017
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Aya Ueto at the Art Aquarium press event at Nijo Castle

At the press event of Art Aquarium we got to see both Aya Ueto and the mayor of Kyoto, Mr. Kadokawa!
Sampo Nov. 09, 2017
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We made our own ramen at the Ramen Factory

Ramen Factory is a new ramen place in Kyoto where you get to make your ramen by yourself
Sampo Nov. 06, 2017
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We went to the One Piece exhibition at Daikaku-ji Temple

The One Piece exhibition taking place at Daikaku-ji Temple in October 2017 is a true must-see in Kyoto!
Sampo Oct. 17, 2017
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A new gastro pub opened in Kyoto on September 7, 2017, Spring Valley Brewery!

A new gastro pub near Nishiki Market with six types of beers on tap and Japanese-western fusion cuisine! Vanessa says cheers!
Vanessa Sep. 15, 2017
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Kit Kats you can only get in Kyoto

Regional limited edition Kit Kats are all the rage in Kyoto, so we had to try both of the Kyoto editions.
Sampo Sep. 11, 2017
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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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