Kyoto

Japan respectfully says goodbye to a single bamboo shoot in Kyoto

Takenokone given death poem, posthumous name.

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Tickets on sale for exhibit of every book Ghibli producer has ever read, boyhood room recreation

Want to produce great anime like Toshio Suzuki? Read more books.

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Do people in Kyoto really stand to the right on escalators?

How true is the left-in-Tokyo, right-in-Kyoto standing rule?

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Nintendo buys five-billion yen plot of land, will build new development headquarters in Kyoto

Company wants to power-up its in-house R&D.

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Nintendo HQ-turned-hotel shows off beautiful guestrooms waiting for travelers to Kyoto【Photos】

Private open-air bath, stylish lounges, and a touch of video game history.

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We stay in a converted Kyoto townhouse filled with traditional charm and overwhelming hospitality

We spend a couple of nights soaking in some wa.

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How Kyoto’s shrine of severing ties helped our reporter escape from a “black company”

Yasui Konpiragu worked its magic, but for once, not in the terrifying way it usually does.

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Unusual guardians appear at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple

A surprise twist on traditional Japan that includes a giant kokeshi doll. 

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Sakura and matcha combine forces in new desserts from Kyoto’s Itohkyuemon

No need to choose between Japan’s two best sweets flavors as tea merchant gives you both.

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The Japanese dog cafe that isn’t technically a dog cafe

Drink in the company of cute golden retrievers at Cafe de Monca.

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Kyoto City official arrested for bribery with old-timey gold coin

Arrgh, me corruption’ll cost ye a shiny gold doubloon!

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Step into a manga at Japan’s 2-D cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto

Magical cafes whisk you away from the harsh realities of 3-D living. 

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Resi Stay The Hotel Kyoto adds a new Hello Kitty-themed room with freebies

Yet another reason to visit Kitty-yoto.

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Kyoto sightseeing tour: exclusive temple tours, meditation lessons, and incense making

The most zen part of our self-guided Kyoto tour.

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Kyoto sightseeing tour: The most amazing old bathhouses in the city

Step back in time as we explore Kyoto’s hidden onsen culture. 

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Elderly Kyoto man detained by police for three hours because of hammer in his car

Stop! Hammer crime!

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Beautiful Starbucks in Kyoto blends into its traditional landscape in more ways than one

Beverages taste better here, when you can drink in Japanese scenery like this.

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We eat Kyoto’s best-loved noodle dish at the restaurant that invented it

Nishin soba is a Kyoto specialty, but does the restaurant that created it do it best?

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best bubuzuke in Kyoto!”

Our search for a regional specialty takes us to an amazing traditional restaurant.

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Former Nintendo headquarters reopens as hotel in Kyoto

Reservations now being accepted for a night in gaming history.

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