Kyoto

Kyoto code cracked? Japanese bartender translates Kyotoites’ compliments into hidden insults

Buddhist monk who also tends bar says to take complements from Kyoto with a grain of salt.

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Japan’s 10 best cultural experience activities/tours, as chosen by travelers

From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.

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Kyoto family’s cat, missing for half a year, returns home after Osaka earthquake

Recent quake ends more happily than expected for one Kansai resident.

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Kyoto yakiniku restaurants offer up blue meat and drinks for Japan’s World Cup fever

Has World Cup madness gone too far for the Samurai Blue?

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“Ghost photo” shows Kyoto’s breathtaking Fushimi Inari Shrine can be bone-chilling at night

And that flash of light isn’t even the scariest part of the snapshot.

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JR West unveils new Japanese long distance train with special features for passengers

This is an extra special rail experience, even by Japanese standards.

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Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto “crying” as tourists vandalise trees

Kyoto has a heartbreaking message for visitors who carve graffiti on trees in the famous grove.

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Even Japanese people are frightened by the concealed anger in Kyoto compliment foreigner received

African-born president of Kyoto Seika University was told his parties sounded fun, but there was a hidden meaning.

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Beautiful Kyoto snapshot of graceful heron in a swirl of sakura has much less artistic backstory

Simple urge leads to extremely Japanese photo-op.

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Wild boars tear up Kyoto neighborhood, injure five, flee after 10-minute battle with carpenter

These not-so-little piggies went “wee, wee, wee” all the way on a bloody path of destruction.

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Sweet Japanese spring is in full bloom at Kyoto confectioner Gion Tsujiri!

Colorful spring creations from Kyoto green tea confectioner are not only sweet to taste but a delight to behold!

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Japanese youths anger police by sitting at kotatsu table at busy Kyoto intersection【Video】

Locals say it’s all part of a Kyoto University tradition.

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This beautiful Kyoto dry landscape garden…is part of a Starbucks?!?【Photos】

The coffeehouse carries on Japanese traditions in Uji, the country’s most famous tea-growing town.

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Kyoto-made green tea-infused coffee combines Japan’s two favorite relaxing beverages

Why choose between coffee and Japanese green tea when you can have both in one cup?

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129-year-old photo of Nintendo headquarters shows company hasn’t always been run from a gray box

The oldest known photograph of the video game company’s offices is pure Kyoto.

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Ramen restaurant in Kyoto offers all-you-can-eat toppings and side dishes for free

A great deal for ramen connoisseurs and beginners looking for a way to try all the staples.

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The 10 best ryokan inns in Japan, as chosen by travelers

TripAdvisor releases its rankings of the top 10 places to experience traditional Japanese accommodations during your stay in the country.

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Kyoto hotel’s Maiko-han Bar event lets travelers drink with geisha at amazingly affordable prices

Foreign guests welcome at lobby lounge function that sidesteps the cost and pretense of orthodox geisha services.
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Caffé latte with sake: the newest way to relax in Kyoto

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

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Hotel guests get a Halloween fright as their hotels are transformed 【Photos】

Even in Japan, there’s no escape from Halloween – at these Horror Hotels.

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