Kyoto

Enjoy viewing Kyoto’s cherry blossoms from above on a guided zipline tour

The Kyoto Zipline Adventure offers a a new way to enjoy Kyoto when it’s in full bloom.

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Fight like a ninja in a samurai town, with sword-fighting experience at Kyoto Toei movie studio park

Learn Japanese katana techniques from movie actors and film your own sword-fight in an Edo setting. 

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Mister Donut releases most intense matcha doughnut ever, in conjunction with Kyoto tea specialist

Death by green tea is a good way to go. 

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Kyoto creates new for-tourist buses to address overtourism with higher prices, faster rides

A win-win idea that’s long overdue.

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Kyoto bans tourists from geisha alleys in Gion, with fines for those who don’t follow rules

Historic area wants foreign visitors to know it’s not a theme park.

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Has Kyoto Prefecture’s super spicy food area still got the heat, or has it sizzled out?

A trip that was meant to be pleasantly nostalgic resulted in a big shock, but also came with a silver, spicy lining.  

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Ridesharing services legalized for Tokyo and Kyoto, but does this change anything?

Law changes next month, but the way people get around Japan’s biggest cities might not.

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Let’s light up some Disney-authorized Mickey Mouse incense

So that’s what Mickey smells like?

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Kyoto’s Nishiki Market has great bento boxed lunches, and here are our top 3 picks

Whether you’re looking to eat in the park, along the river, or on the Shinkansen, “Kyoto’s Kitchen” has you covered.

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Matcha strawberry daifuku from Hatoya really lets the green tea shine in more ways than one

We try one and other items from the limited-time booth in Shinjuku.

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Kyoto Knife Tower hopes to become city’s newest sightseeing power spot【Photos】

Something a little different from the city’s ancient temples and shrines.

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Kyoto’s demon manju is as big as the local legend that inspired it

Huge sweet celebrates the slaying of a sake-loving demon.

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We attempt to buy Starbucks Japan’s 60,000 yen lucky beckoning cat

Manekineko designed to generate prosperity threatens to do the opposite, leaving us with nothing but zekku.

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Japan’s Kanji of the Year for 2023 reveals the worries of Japanese society

A single character says a thousand words.

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Starbucks teams up with 164-year-old Kyoto doll maker for Year of the Dragon decorations【Photos】

Higashiyama artisans craft figurines, bells, and gosho ningyo dolls to ring in the new year.

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Kyoto hotel OMO5 Kyoto Gion offers Yojiya cosmetics Pretty Girl Room Stay for New Year’s season

OMO5 Kyoto Gion by Hoshino Resorts partners with Kyoto cosmetics brand Yojiya for Fresh Beginnings in Kyoto Pretty Girl themed rooms.

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Our search for Kyoto Station’s cheapest souvenir reveals a surprisingly sweet find

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great souvenir in Kyoto.

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Kyoto’s “ikezu” culture of backhanded compliments explained in hilarious souvenir sticker series

Behind the calm, polite face of a Kyotoite is an angry woman who wants to shout at you for being so uncultured.

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Macross anime and Japan’s oldest kabuki theater collaborate for special art exhibit

Traditional deculture!

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If you cook Kyoto’s famous chewy “raw” confectionary, will it become a rice cracker?【SoraKitchen】

Can we recreate the baked version of yatsuhashi with different cooking methods?

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