Kyoto

Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos show

The building’s cool design isn’t the best fit for freezing weather.

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Kyoto town changes names for burnable, landfill trash so people will think about what they’re doing

As always, words have a second meaning behind them in Kyoto.

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Toei Kyoto Studio Park takes you back in time to Edo period Japan, but all is not what it seems

Join us on a guided tour of the film set where hundreds of Japanese period movies and dramas are filmed every year.

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Kyoto’s uniquely beautiful New Year’s tradition is being carried on by Starbucks Japan【Photos】

Before all of Japan had gacha machines, Kyoto had fukudama, and the coffeehouse chain is helping make sure the city still does.

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We visit the full-scale Evangelion statue in Kyoto and particularly delight in the food tie-ins

Sure, testing your Eva synchronization rate in the entry plug is pretty cool, but so is the food faithfully recreated from the anime.

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Gucci teaming up with long-standing Japanese silk company to make beautiful limited-edition bags

Gorgeous traditional Japanese art combined with Gucci’s history makes for some really stunning bags. 

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Apprentice geisha fire drill in Kyoto leaves Internet charmed and chuckling【Video】

”Kaji dosu!”

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Kyoto City planning to sell cremated people’s precious metal fillings for millions of yen

Waste not, want not.

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Tourists warned about fake volunteer guide near Kinkakuji in Kyoto

“Guide” continues to pester travellers despite the city’s requests for him to stop. 

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Kyoto police issue arrest warrant in nine-year-old murder of Japan’s gyoza king

Cigarette butt DNA helps investigators crack case.

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Japanese prefecture replaces Ibaraki as Least Attractive Prefecture in annual ranking

“Give us back last place!” cry some Ibaraki residents.

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Someone crashed a car into Japan’s oldest restroom

Bathroom accident in Kyoto involves no poo, but there’s still a mess that needs cleaning up.

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The Kyoto way: Sidewalk sign with a window is actually a manners warning

City government is tired of an inconsiderate problem happening in downtown Kyoto.

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What it’s like to spend the night in a Pokémon hotel room

Dreams come true for a Pokémon-loving father his equally obsessed six-year-old daughter. 

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Kyoto curry bread comes with a very special filling

Karepan gets a specialty upgrade at this renowned bakery.

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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JR Central and Kyoto temple team up for the coolest temple tourism experiences you’ll ever see

Crafts, private art viewings, private lectures, exclusive tea tastings…you’ll want to do it all!

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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A first-time visit to Kyoto’s Gion Festival becomes a night to remember

There’s more to these giant Yamahoko floats than first meets the eye. 

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Kyoto Station’s hidden-in-plain-sight curry should be the last thing you eat before leaving town

Extremely eggy curry udon is just one reason why this restaurant is perfect for a pre-departure meal on your last day in Kyoto.

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