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 Nov. 08, 2019
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The secrets behind the sake district of Fushimi Chushojima in Kyoto

Fushimi Chushojima is the sake district in Kyoto, where you can find museums like Gekkeikan and drink as much rice wine as your heart desires
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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Why the most exciting part of Arashiyama in Kyoto is not the Bamboo Grove

There is so much more to Arashiyama than just the Bamboo Grove and Togetsukyo Bridge. So beat the crowds and see some of the most exciting temples in Kyoto!
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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Nintendo’s old and new HQ (headquarters) in Kyoto

Ever wonder where the HQ (headquarters) of Nintendo is? And what about the old HQ? Find out here!
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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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.
Vincent Nov. 08, 2019
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5 Kyoto mysteries! Do you know them all?

When sightseeing in Kyoto, pay attention to your surroundings. You may notice some mysterious things!
Vanessa Nov. 08, 2019
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Full day itinerary around Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto with great scenery

Kyoto and Philosopher’s Path offer some of the best scenery in Japan with the best pizza in Kansai for dinner
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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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 Nov. 08, 2019
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Arashiyama from morning to night: a full day in one of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing areas

Full day plan for Arashiyama from Togetsu-kyo and Monkey Park with vegan-friendly dinner options
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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The perfect Arashiyama itinerary for second day in Kyoto

Second day in Kyoto, and you want to see the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama and enjoy some wagyu beef? Look no further! The best itinerary for Arashiyama first-timers!
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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A one-day pilgrimage to the fancy food and culture mecca of Kyoto, Okazaki!

Heian Shrine, museums, and food are all great in Okazaki, so come, let’s be cultural for a day and enjoy life in Kyoto!
Vanessa Nov. 08, 2019
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The perfect itinerary for first day in Kyoto

Going to Kyoto for the first time but don’t know where to go to? For people thinking this way, we have a model itinerary for a perfect first day in Kyoto!
Erika Nov. 08, 2019
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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 Nov. 08, 2019
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Tour the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine with Shrine Girl! (W/ Kaiseki Lunch)

Join Shrine Girl, visitor of over 100 temples and shrines every year, and have fun learning about the deep, fascinating world of Shinto shrines and the proper method of prayer.
Yumemi Nov. 08, 2019
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Explore the Teramachi Shopping Arcade with Vanessa and Miyabi!

Join Taiwan born Vanessa and Kyoto born Miyabi for an extraordinary tour of the new and old in one of Kyoto’s most beloved shopping arcades, Teramachi!
Vanessa Nov. 08, 2019
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Hop on the bus in Kyoto with the 500 yen One-day Pass!

With the One-day Pass you get to easily go most of the sightseeing spots in Kyoto for cheap!
Vanessa Nov. 08, 2019
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Take the subway and see Kyoto! One day in Kyoto with subway one-day pass

By using the Kyoto Subway one-day pass you can travel freely in Kyoto and enjoy the sights, restaurants, and all the fun this city offers!
Vanessa Nov. 08, 2019
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Cheapest and fastest way to get to Kyoto from Kansai International Airport

Which one is the cheapest and fastest way to get to Kyoto from KIX? Hankyu? JR? Keihan? We’re going to find out.
Sampo Nov. 08, 2019
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Kyoto’s Coolest Nightlife Spots – Art, Late Night Cafes, and Retro Bars

A showcase of the coolest and most photogenic nightlife spots around Kyoto.
Miyabi Oct. 21, 2019
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Kyoto Nightclubs – Party Your Heart Out

Make new friends and unforgettable memories at the nightclub, WORLD KYOTO!
Miyabi Sep. 25, 2019
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20 most recommended museums in Kyoto!

One Sharing Kyoto writer chooses the best 20 museums in Kyoto!
Erika Jun. 04, 2019
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All Aboard the Kyo-Train! Hankyu Railway’s Latest Weekend-exclusive Kyoto Themed Train

Hop on Hankyu Railway’s latest Kyoto themed sightseeing train, the “Kyo-Train GARAKU” and take a trip to Japan’s former capital! The “Kyo-Train GARAKU”—which exclusively runs on weekends and holidays—was designed and built around the concept of transporting passengers to Kyoto as soon as they step inside the carrage. Below, Sharing Kyoto’s very own Taiwanese writer, Vanessa, will introduce all the little details you might miss on this beautiful train, before sharing her personal adventure on the “Kyo-Train.”
Vanessa May. 08, 2019
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【2019】 Sharing Kyoto: Best Sakura Cherry Blossom Hanami Spots in Kyoto

The Sharing Kyoto Team’s 2019 Top Hanami Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
Vanessa Mar. 22, 2019
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The absolute best spots in Kyoto for Instagram and Facebook photos

I’m going to introduce the best places in Kyoto for photography hobbyists for Instagram and Facebook photos that are sure to get many likes!
Erika Jan. 25, 2019
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Hidden places in Kyoto where you can feel relaxed

I’m going to tell you about quiet temples and gardens in Kyoto where there are not that many people.
Erika Jan. 25, 2019
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Top 4 spots in Kyoto to view beautiful flowers

I’m going to introduce 4 spots in Kyoto where you can see other flowers in Kyoto beside cherry blossoms, like plum blossoms and wisteria.
Erika Jan. 25, 2019
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Top 4 temples and shrines in Kyoto with the cutest amulets and fortune slips

I’m going to introduce the shrines and temples with the cutest animal and good-luck item amulets and fortune slips in Kyoto.
Erika Jan. 24, 2019
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Top 7 cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto

The 7 absolute best spots in Kyoto to view cherry blossoms revealed!
Erika Jan. 24, 2019
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Experience the traditional crafts of Kyoto! Top 5 best experiences

I have five cultural experiences in Kyoto that I recommend to everyone!
Erika Jan. 24, 2019
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Get to know Kyoto's culture and history at these 5 museums

The most interesting museums in Kyoto, of course chosen by the one and only Sharing Kyoto! From manga to kanji, check out the best museums of Kyoto!
Sampo Jan. 24, 2019

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