Kyoto

Kyoto’s Fire Ramen restaurant expands overseas with first location outside Japan

Menbaka Ichidai serves up its fiery ramen abroad for the first time ever.

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Kyoto man arrested for opening packs of Demon Slayer key chains until finding one he wanted

But who’s the real demon here?

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Japanese temple puts up three messages of wisdom the Internet should take to heart

The monks know us better than we do.

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Kyoto sightseeing live stream for Chinese viewers becomes controversial, sparks ire in locals

Does Kyoto actually need to advertise to future travelers?

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English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world

Look out — Japan’s old capital appears to be rising again, with an army of koi fish behind it.

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Pairing Japanese whisky with Famichiki at Kyoto’s new convenience store bar

Family Mart bar is the city’s newest must-visit location.

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Court verdict reached on Kyoto schoolgirl who sued bullies for causing her mental illness

Plaintiff sought damages of 90 million yen (US$863,433) from her tormentors and the school itself.

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No school trip? No problem! Japanese students to go on a virtual school trip in Minecraft instead

Junior high school students at one school are learning Japanese culture by recreating historical sites in the popular game.

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji creates unusual photo opportunity for visitors

World Heritage-listed Golden Pavilion is currently covered up for repairs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the building. 

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Build-it-yourself takeout ramen kits are our new favorite noodle lunch in Tokyo

There are two options: a ready-to-eat bowl, and a make-it-yourself bowl!

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Man arrested in Kyoto after failing to return rental car over a year past deadline

Late fee works out to be more than the cost of a new car. 

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Matcha parfait ice cream bars: Kyoto tea store deconstructs parfaits, creates stunning new sweets

We try the most beautiful ice creams in Japan.

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Organizers angered as ceremonial giant kanji “fire” in Kyoto lit early and unofficially

Whoever did this made a “big” mistake.

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Authentic kimono fashions await you in Animal Crossing from Kyoto furisode tailor Chiso【Pics】

The custom design function in Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows Chiso to share their 2020 furisode kimono line-up with the masses.

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Kyoto’s annual giant mountain bonfire displays drastically reduced in 2020

Gozan no Okuribi organizers strike a balance between tradition and safety.

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Full-size Evangelion statue appears at Japanese theme park with entry plug synchronization tests

Nerv’s Kyoto branch says its looking for pilots.

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Kyoto cafe with unfortunate name, gorgeous sandwiches keeps getting mistaken for e-commerce giant

If only the owner’s dad had been able to see into the future…

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Kyoto man arrested after clerk mishears him say “I have SARS.”

Wrongfully accused man also loses job after being labelled as “the SARS guy.”

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188-year-old Kyoto tea merchant offers beautiful Hydrangea Parfait as nearby temple’s flowers bloom

As the summer rains and summer flowers return, so too does this special treat.

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