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【2020】 Sharing Kyoto: Best Sakura Cherry Blossom Hanami Spots in Kyoto

The Sharing Kyoto Team’s 2020 Top Hanami Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
Vanessa Mar. 18, 2020
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Downtown Kyoto Half-day Plan – The Best Route for Kyoto First-Timers!

In this article, we’ll be looking at a half-day pan that takes you around the most unmissable parts of downtown Kyoto!
Shin Mar. 05, 2020
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Share Your Memories of Kyoto on Sharing Kyoto!

In this article, we look at how to leave reviews right here on Sharing Kyoto!
Yumemi Feb. 25, 2020
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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 Feb. 21, 2020
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Guide to the Kyoto Imperial Palace & Teramachi Area – A Half-day Plan for Sightseeing, Shopping & Cafés in the Heart of Kyoto

This article contains two routes - "sightseeing" & "shopping" - of the Imperial Palace & Teramachi Area. The article all serves as an Area Guide packed with the Sharing Kyoto staffs' favorite aspects of the Imperial Palace & Teramachi area.
Sakurako Feb. 19, 2020
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6 Must-Knows for Kyoto's 2020 Cherry Blossom Season

In this article, we’ll be looking at what locals think you need to know before arriving in Kyoto for the cherry blossom season.
Shin Feb. 19, 2020
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Ichijo-ji Area Guide – More than Just Ramen!

In this article, we’ll be looking at a half-day course around the awesome Ichijoji area!
Shin Feb. 05, 2020
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How to Get to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Quickly and Cheaply

How to get to Arashiyama – see all the ways of getting to Arashiyama in this simple guide!
Shin Jan. 29, 2020
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Pray for True Love at the Jishu Shrine in Kiyomizu-dera Temple

In this article, we cover all the divine blessings of the Jishu Shrine the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and see how you can fulfill all your love related prayers.
Vanessa Jan. 29, 2020
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What to Wear in Kyoto During Autumn

This article shows you what to pack and what to wear in Kyoto during autumn.
Shin Jan. 10, 2020
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Enjoy a Day Trip or Over Night Stay in Kyoto’s Secluded Nantan City

In this article, we head to the township of Miyama and Rurikei Valley, both accessible by train and bus.
Miyabi Dec. 27, 2019
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It’s time to welcome 2020! The most interesting New Year’s Eve traditions in Kyoto!

Do you want to know what New Year’s traditions there are in Kyoto? If you want to know how the people of Kyoto spend the New Year, come join Vanessa as she finds out!
Vanessa Dec. 26, 2019
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Kyoto One-Day Bus Pass Coverage & Fares

While Kyoto’s one-day bus passes are great for getting around, did you know there’s a limit to how far they can take you? In fact, there are even some famous sightseeing spots that are beyond this limit. In this article, we look at some must-knows about the slightly confusing Kyoto bus passes and show you which areas are outside of its range.
Sakurako Dec. 20, 2019
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Top 5 most popular shrines and temples for the first shrine visit of 2020!

The start of a new year means a visit to a shrine or a temple in Japan, and so in Kyoto, many people head to the shrines and temples of this ancient capital. So come find out which shrines and temples are the top destinations in 2020!
Vanessa Dec. 16, 2019
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How to Get to Shijo Kawaramachi/Karasuma from Kyoto Station

The only guide you’ll need for getting to the downtown Shijo area from Kyoto Station – with pictures and all!
Shin Dec. 13, 2019
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Hop on the bus in Kyoto with the 600 yen One-day Pass!

With the One-day Pass you get to easily go most of the sightseeing spots in Kyoto for cheap!
Vanessa Dec. 13, 2019
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Shijo Kawaramachi Bus Guide - How to Get Anywhere in Kyoto from Downtown!

This article is a guide to the Shijo Kawaramachi bus stop and covers some unknown pitfalls of the confusing setup!
Shin Dec. 02, 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 Dec. 02, 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 Dec. 02, 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 Dec. 02, 2019
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Autumn Exclusive Goshunin Temple Seals – Mementos of Japanese Autumn

This blog showcases some of the incredible autumn exclusive goshuin temple seals you can receive around Kyoto!
Yumemi Nov. 22, 2019
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Ohara, Kyoto – Japanese Gardens, Mountain Huts and Autumn Leaves!

In this article, we look at the top sightseeing spots and autumn leaf covered trails of Ohara, Kyoto
Vanessa Nov. 22, 2019
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5 Life-changing Zen Buddhist Temples in Kyoto

We at Sharing Kyoto have been to many Zen Buddhist temples, but this time we bring you the 5 that left the biggest impression on us.
Sampo Nov. 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 Nov. 22, 2019
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Easy Kyoto Station itinerary for families with kids

Kyoto Station is a place almost everyone goes to when in Kyoto, but there are many family friendly places around it that are extremely easy to get to.
Sampo Nov. 22, 2019
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Top 10 best street foods to get at Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is THE place to go for street food in Kyoto! So of course they have the raddest street food in Japan!
Sampo Nov. 22, 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. 15, 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 Nov. 15, 2019
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Tour the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine with Shrine Girl!

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. 15, 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 Nov. 14, 2019

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