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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 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 Jan. 21, 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 Jan. 21, 2019
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Latest autumn leaves updates from Kyoto 2018!

Updated almost daily! Autumn leaves in Kyoto in 2018: the latest info, most beautiful spots!
Vanessa Jan. 21, 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 Jan. 21, 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 Jan. 21, 2019
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How to get to Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple from central Kyoto

The fun way of getting to Mt. Hiei and Enryaku-ji Temple from Kyoto with great views by using the cable car, ropeway, and bus.
Sampo Jan. 21, 2019
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Super typhoon Kong-rey might be heading to Kyoto: latest news

This article will be updated with the latest news of super typhoon Kong-rey (number 25) that might be heading to Kyoto This article is based on the information available as of 5 October 2018.
Yumemi Oct. 19, 2018
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Typhoon Trami heading to Kyoto: latest news

This article will be updated with the latest news of typhoon Trami (number 24) heading to Kyoto This article is based on the information available on 28 of September 2018.
Yumemi Oct. 02, 2018
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Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon No. 21) hits kyoto!Please stay inside and ensure your safety.

Please stay tuned to the latest transportation.
Yumemi Jan. 21, 2019
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Morning itinerary for Arashiyama with monkeys, temples, and burgers

Getting to Arashiyama early makes it easier for you to beat the crowds and enjoy the nature of this part of Kyoto even more
Sampo Jan. 22, 2019
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Easy access! Close-to-stations spots where you can have fun indoors

Places where you can have fun experiences around 5-minutes away from the closest station!
Yumemi Jan. 22, 2019
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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 Jan. 22, 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 Jan. 22, 2019
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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 Jan. 22, 2019
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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 Jan. 22, 2019
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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 Jan. 22, 2019
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Exciting entertainment by GEAR and avant-garde dance at Kyoto Butoh-kan in downtown Kyoto! New nightlife classic!

In this article, I will introduce GEAR and Kyoto Butoh-kan as a new nightlife recommendation for foreign travelers coming to Kyoto.
Sampo Jan. 22, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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 Jan. 23, 2019
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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. 23, 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.
Sampo Jan. 23, 2019
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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. 23, 2019

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