Articles about things to do in Kyoto

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How to Get to Shijo Kawaramachi/Karasuma from Kyoto Station

The only guide you’ll need for getting to the Shijo area from Kyoto Station – with pictures and all!
Shin Dec. 04, 2019
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How to get to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove quickly and Cheaply Ways

How to get to Arashiyama – see all the ways of getting to Arashiyama in this simple guide!
Shin Dec. 04, 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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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. 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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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. 14, 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. 14, 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. 14, 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. 14, 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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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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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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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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