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One Day in: Kyoto

One Day in: Kyoto


Posted By on Aug 19, 2015

24 hours on the clock. Destination: Kyoto. This mission is actually impossible, but we’ve provided a guide to make the most of your 24 hours in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With so many temples, shrines, galleries and attractions to see, 24 hours will leave you barely satisfied, hungry for more. Much, much more. Starting from Kyoto Station, head to Kiyomizu Temple area by bus. Buses are clearly marked and most...

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Kyoto: What to Buy

Kyoto: What to Buy


Posted By on Jun 1, 2015

Kyoto is all about the green tea products, kimono, and Chirimen handicrafts.   Uji, Kyoto was one of the first places in Japan to take part in tea cultivation. At that time it became highly regarded as the drink of the nobles, which is how its popularity began spreading. Today, Uji’s tea is still considered to be of the highest quality in Japan. A tin of matcha, powdered tea, is easy to bring back to your home country as...

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Kyoto Prefecture (京都府; Kyoto-fu) is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方; Kansai-chiho) on Honshu, the main island of Japan. For most of history, Kyoto played an important role as Japan’s capital. As you can imagine, being the capital for over a thousand years means Kyoto is filled with ancient artifacts and cultural treasures. Once the government head moved to Tokyo, Kyoto’s economy became mainly based on tourism. Kyoto...

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Kyoto is full of shrines and temples that would take days of endless visits in order to fully appreciate. The most popular temple is Kiyomizu, which overlooks the city and welcomes considerable crowds throughout the year. One underrated shrine is Yasui Konpiragu, which is located not far from Kiyomizudera. Originally named The Temple of Wisteria after the beautiful purple flowers which grew in the shrine area at that time, Yasui...

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Kyoto has many famous sites. Most people visit the area to see its well-known temples and shrines, but sometimes you need a break from that. One of the most over looked places in Kyoto is Shoryuji Castle. Located in Nagaokakyo City, which is still in Kyoto prefecture, it is only around ten minutes by train from downtown Kyoto. The end of March and early April are the most popular times to visit this castle for its cherry and plum...

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March 24 (Tue) Kansai Airport – Kyoto After 10 hours of long flight, we were held back for another 100 minutes at the immigration!!  It is the beginning of spring break and cherry blossom season, there were so many Asian visitors. We checked in New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto about 10:30pm.   March 25 (Wed) Kyoto Our English speeking guide, Ms. Toshie Mimura, met us at the hotel and we started a day with hands-on experience....

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