Articles about things to do in Kyoto

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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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Top 7 weird spots in Kyoto off-the-beaten-path

Everyone knows Kiyomizu Temple and Fushimi Shrine, but there are many places a bit out of the ordinary, and only known to locals.
Sampo Jan. 26, 2018
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Most popular things to do on Sharing Kyoto in 2017!

Don’t know what to do in Kyoto? Check out this list of the most popular things to do on Sharing Kyoto in 2017!
Vanessa Jan. 18, 2018
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Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, and Ninna-ji can all be conveniently be seen by walking Kinukake no Michi road

Kinukake no Michi is a scenic road that connects Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, and Ninna-ji. It’s great for a leisurely walk combined with temple viewing.
Sampo Jan. 18, 2018
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Let’s collect goshuin temple stamps in Kyoto! Top 5 famous temple stamps

The calligraphic temple stamps you can receive at shrines and temples are great souvenirs. Here are the 5 most popular temple stamps in Kyoto!
Kenji Jan. 17, 2018
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Matchmaking the Kyoto way: 8 shrines and temples that are going to help you find a partner

The shrines of Kyoto are here to help you find love in your life, so say goodbye to your bachelor life here in the old capital!
Vanessa Jan. 15, 2018
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Vanessa’s tipsy excursion to the home ground of sake in Kyoto, Fushimi Chushojima!

You can find out a lot about sake in Fushimi Chushojima, and in this half-day excursion to this sake area of Kyoto you’ll find the best way to tour the distilleries!
Vanessa Jan. 15, 2018

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