Kyoto

Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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We test out Honda’s free rental motorbike program and eat disease-thwarting mochi【Photos】

Cruise around town and experience a different side of Kyoto in style and comfort.

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Kyoto University dorm pamphlet advises residents on how not to commit sexual harassment

Because some people may have never been told this before.

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Visiting Kyoto’s Pool of Blood — A ghost-hunting alternative to the city’s temples and shrines

Rumored to be haunted by multiple spirits and located near the grave of Emperor Saga.

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McDonald’s worker tests positive for coronavirus in Japan, branch closes for sanitation

Infected staff member served food to customers at the register without wearing a mask.

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Kyoto Mystery Spot: vending machine near one of Kyoto’s oldest temples sells what?! 【Photos】

We’ll give you a hint: this vending machine will provide you divine protection while on the go.

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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New cat café Neko Tapi in Kyoto combines bubble tea with beautiful cats!

Sit, sip, and be soothed by tabby cats and tapioca tea.

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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Kyoto’s Shrine of Severing Ties does its job a little too well again…by losing jobs

This (un)lucky recipient of the shrine’s divine power also shares a list of tips to be aware of before praying at the infamous shrine.

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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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One of Kyoto’s best secret ramen restaurants isn’t a restaurant at all – it’s a van!

This ramen chef could work anywhere, but there’s a special reason he’s kept coming back to the same place for almost 30 years.

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The spot in Kyoto where Japan’s most treacherous samurai was hunted down by bandits

We step back into the past on a walk to the Akechi Thicket.

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Centuries-old Japanese store revolutionises the fragrance world with new incense cord

Tie a bow around gifts and envelopes with a wonderfully fragrant incense ribbon.

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Kyoto matcha green tea popcorn, the latest must-eat snack from…Frito-Lay?!?

The perfect munchies for tea time or movie night.

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Nintendo’s historic former headquarters in Kyoto to reopen as a hotel

Management promises “comfortable hospitality for both domestic and international travelers.”

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Kyoto Animation arsonist develops a soft spot for nurse treating him at hospital

People in Japan are concerned for the nurse who’s become the object of a killer’s affections. 

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Pokémon hotel rooms spawn in Tokyo and Kyoto

Spend the night in a Poké Ball with some of your favourite Japanese pocket monsters.

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How much money do you need to raise a family with a “normal life” in Kyoto? Study investigates

Living with your spouse and two kids in Japan’s former capital sounds nice, but is it affordable?

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