Articles about things to do in Kyoto

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A new classic for nightlife in Kyoto during your travels! Impressive entertainment by GEAR and Japanese avant-garde dance at Kyoto Butoh-kan

In this article, I will introduce GEAR and Kyoto Butoh-kan as a new nightlife recommendation for foreign travelers coming to Kyoto.
Sampo May. 22, 2018
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Cycling in Kyoto! The best route for a fun day of bicycling in Kyoto

See a different kind, but equally beautiful, Kyoto from the saddle of a bicycle
Vanessa May. 16, 2018
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Summer is the time to go for a picnic! The 5 best places in Kyoto for a picnic!

As the refreshing mild summer winds blow, it’s time to head out for a picnic and enjoy the nature of Kyoto!
Vanessa May. 15, 2018
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Five cool and pleasant places in Kyoto to enjoy the green leaves of the beginning summer!

Summer is finally here in Kyoto! The leaves are budding and the green canopy of them envelopes Kyoto in its leafy embrace.
Vanessa May. 14, 2018
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Use the Japan Rail Pass to come to Kyoto from Tokyo and enjoy Uji and Fushimi!

Use the Japan Rail Pass to come to Kyoto, and enjoy some local sightseeing in Uji and see the torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine!
Vanessa Apr. 24, 2018
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Walk the historic streets of Kyoto in a kimono! Top 5 kimono rental shops!

You have to try wearing a kimono when in Kyoto, and I’m going to introduce the 5 rental shops with the best offerings!
Vanessa Apr. 23, 2018
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Half day plum blossom itinerary around Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

A plum blossom appreciating trip to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine with Vanessa as your guide, with some excellent restaurants on the way!
Vanessa Feb. 23, 2018
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Office girl Vanessa takes Hankyu Train to Kyoto to find out the best things to do and the most delicious restaurants!

Save money and get the Hankyu Tourist Pass when you travel to Kyoto! Come see a yet-unseen side of Kyoto with Vanessa!
Vanessa Feb. 19, 2018
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A symphony of shrines and cuisine! Half-day itinerary around Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is a place to meditate and relax, but you can also find some excellent restaurants around it, so here’s my Shimogamo Shrine itinerary for you all!
Vanessa Feb. 05, 2018
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The 5 best places to see the fragrant plum blossoms of Kyoto!

The plum blossoms mean the coming of spring in February and March in Kyoto. So here are the 5 best places in Kyoto to see plum blossoms!
Vanessa Jan. 29, 2018

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