Articles about things to do in Kyoto

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Timewarp places in Kyoto: atmosphere like old days

The most classic and traditional city― that might be what you think of when hearing of “Kyoto.” That’s absolutely true, but not only that. Kyoto has many places making us feel quite nostalgic.
Chiemi Jul. 16, 2018
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Kyoto how to: Half day itinerary to enjoy Arashiyama to the max!

Arashiyama is a great place to spend half the day, enjoying the Bamboo Grove and taking the exciting boat ride down the river called Hozugawa Kudari!
Vanessa Jul. 13, 2018
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Best spots in Kyoto to enjoy nature away from the crowded city center

Let’s go enjoy nature at these beautiful spots away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto’s city center!
Yumemi Jul. 02, 2018
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Rainy season in Kyoto is still great for sightseeing! The best 5 spots in Kyoto for some rainy-day sightseeing fun!

Where to go in Kyoto when it’s the rainy season? These 5 spots in Kyoto are great even if it rains!
Vanessa Jun. 13, 2018
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Temples to enjoy on a rainy day in Kyoto

Kyoto’s temples are even more beautiful when it rains! In this article, I’ll introduce some of my favorite temples.
Yumemi Jun. 12, 2018
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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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