Kyoto

Suspects arrested for 100-million yen Kyoto home invasion robbery after eight-year search

One of the accused was a government-paid politician’s secretary at the time.

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We try the “Ramen Roll” sandwich, because why not have a bowl of ramen on a hot dog bun?

Does the Ramen Roll live up to the reputation of its popular cousin, the Yakisoba Roll?

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Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters is back to normal after replacing N that blew away in typhoon

Nintendo just isn’t the Big N without its actual big N.

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University in Kyoto offers free tuition to anyone over 100 years of age, over half off if over 50

Hanazono University hopes you’re never too old to get a bachelor’s in clinical psychology.

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Japanese version of Clean Bandit’s song “Solo” is set in Kyoto, impresses Japanese fans

The video is an homage to the beautiful old Japanese city and a reflection of their love for Japanese culture and aesthetics.

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8-year-old discovers untimely deaths of 15 percent of Kyoto’s cicada population

Wunderkind’s analytical prowess comparable to people three times his age.

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Cute and comfy women’s-only hotel in Kyoto has everything you need for the perfect girls’ trip

This stylish new hotel has plenty of convenient amenities, and a great location to boot.

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Hanao Shoes: Dress like a modern-day geisha with new line of geta sneakers from Kyoto

A more comfortable way to enjoy the festival season while out and about in your yukata summer kimono.

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Kyoto Ninja Run tour can add over 100 ninja missions to your itinerary if you’re tired of temples

English-language programs don’t let you just dress like ninja, but act like one too.

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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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