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

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A new hamburger at CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee is on sale!

I participated in the taste testing event for the new Caprese Burger!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Visit the Seven Gods of Fortune in the New Year! (Part 1)

I tried out the Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage, a traditional event during Japanese New Year!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Visit the Seven Gods of Fortune in the New Year! (Part 2)

I tried out the Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage, a traditional event during Japanese New Year!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Muromachi Wakuden Edition: Cub reporter Yumemi goes to the delicious kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto!

This time I went to Muromachi Wakuden!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Report: Sharing Kyoto’s kaiseki and temple tour to students enrolled in Japanese language school!

We had a great and fun tour with people from all over the world!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Mr. Yamasaki and the ultra-spicy ramen of Minmin in Gekikara Shotengai

Ultra-spicy food in Gekikara Shotengai in Muko City, Kyoto Prefecture! Sharing Kyoto reports!
Sampo Feb. 06, 2019
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Mr. Yamasaki and the ultra-rare limited edition special collaboration ramen of Menya Sanda and Chikyu Kibo de Kangaero Sora

Mr. Yamasaki couldn’t resist the call of an ultimate, limited edition, curry ramen at Menya Sanda and Chikyu Kibo de Kangaero Sora!
Sampo Feb. 06, 2019
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Arashiyama Hanatoro is an exciting Kyoto night event! Our report in 2018!

Arashiyama Hanatoro is one of greatest night events in Kyoto! Night temples and great night views in western Kyoto!
Vanessa Feb. 06, 2019
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Godan Miyazawa edition: Kaiseki-beginner Yumemi goes to the kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto!

This time I experienced Godan Miyazawa!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Autumn leaves at Ohara and special night entrance at Hosen-in Temple

The spectacular red and yellow autumn show of Ohara at night!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Wagokoro Izumi edition: Cub reporter Yumemi goes to the kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto!

This time I went to Wagokoro Izumi!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Kikunoi Roan edition: Cub reporter Yumemi goes to the kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto!

To learn more about kaiseki cuisine, this time I’m going to Kikunoi Roan!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Cub reporter Yumemi goes to the kaiseki restaurants of Kyoto! Kyoto Wakuden edition

I went to kaiseki restaurants to learn about the incredible world of kaiseki cuisine!
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Hakuryuen Garden in Kyoto is limited to only 100 people per day!

Hakuryuen Garden in Kyoto is a serene garden that should be on everyone’s bucket list
Yumemi Feb. 06, 2019
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Heaven for drinkers! Liquor Museum in Kyoto offers a great selection of whiskey for you to get tipsy on

A great place to drink in Kyoto! Whiskey from overseas, white and red wine, all for you to enjoy while in Kyoto
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Top 10 most popular ice cream flavors in 2018 in Japan taste-tested

Ice cream is something everyone wants to try when in Kyoto. But which flavor is the best? Sharing Kyoto’s Vanessa finds out!
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Dandelion Chocolate Café & Cacao Bar: A new must-visit spot in Higashiyama district

It’s sometimes hard to find a place to rest in a tourist spot. But now we have one that serves hot chocolates, espresso drinks, iced drinks, and a full line of pastries made in-house.
Chiemi Feb. 07, 2019
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Boating in early summer in Kyoto! Half a day in Fushimi with a boat cruise on Fushimi Jikkokubune!

The summery green Kyoto unfolded in front of us from the deck of the Jikkokubune boat and the historic canals of Kyoto welcomed us into the world of sake in Fushimi.
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine: Early Summer Fresh Green Maple Trees

Odoi Maple Trees at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine now flourishes with fully green leaves. Strolling along trails by the Kamiya River calms you down with breeze of nature.
Chiemi Feb. 07, 2019
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Let’s go see cherry blossoms at night in Kyoto! Rokkaku-do Illumination and Ikenobo Ikebana Spring Exhibition

Rokkaku-do Temple is the birthplace of ikebana, and each year in spring they have a special illumination event with exquisite works of ikebana art on display.
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Cherry blossoms in Kyoto in 2018! The cherry blossoms in Kiyamachi and Gion were in full bloom!

Cherry blossoms in full bloom! Walking by Kiyamachi to Gion, we took some great sakura-pics!
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Spring Special Entrance to Kodai-ji Temple and Bateira-art exhibition by Baron Yoshimoto and Katsuya Terada!

The Spring Special Entrance to Kodai-ji Temple only comes once a year! And this year, we also got to see incredible artwork by two Japanese artists, who specialize in the manga style of Japanese art! This is a very special Japanese temple-experience, which only gets more romantic the later it gets in the evening!
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Grand Opening! Blue Bottle Coffee enters Kyoto in eye-catching machiya style!

Besides having locations in Tokyo, the well-known Blue Bottle Coffee has also opened a café in Kyoto! The Kyoto machiya townhouse-style store presents a unique aesthetic. Kyoto limited edition products await your arrival to try them out!
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Spring in full bloom! Let’s go to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine’s Baikasai plum blossom festival!

Once a year, the garden of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine turns to pink and white with plum blossoms, and tells of the coming spring in Kyoto. We also had some wagashi-sweets and oyakodon for lunch too!
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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Kyoto Tower, the entrance to Kyoto, has now been visited by 31 million people!

We went to an event to commemorate the 31 millionth visitor to Kyoto Tower, a popular destination also among foreign tourists
Kenji Feb. 07, 2019
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Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine in 2018 with both maiko and geisha

When it comes to Setsubun Festivals in Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine is one of the most famous and most exuberant ones. You have a raffle, maiko, geisha, and of course good-luck beans!
Sampo Feb. 07, 2019
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Time to pray for wealth and prosperity at the Toka Ebisu Festival!

Every year on 10 of January, Toka Ebisu Festival takes place at Ebisu Shrine and people go to it to pray for the prosperity of their company
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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The first shrine visit of the year in 2018 to Fushimi Inari Shrine!

We went to the one and only Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for both its thousands of torii gates and foxes, in Kyoto for the first shrine visit of 2018!
Sampo Feb. 07, 2019
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Happy New Year 2018! The first shrine visit of the year to Shimogamo Shrine to seek good luck!

The year 2018 has begun! Shimogamo Shrine is a famous first-shrine-visit-of-the-year spot, where you can pray for good luck for the New Year, and you also get to see a kemari ballgame show.
Vanessa Feb. 07, 2019
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The last Tenjin-san flea market of the year, Shimai Tenjin in December 2017

We went to Shimai Tenjin at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine to get the best bargains and taste Kitano’s famous Chogoro-mochi rice cakes.
Sampo Feb. 07, 2019

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