Kyoto

Salamander soup?!? We try “giant salamander rice with green tea” in Kyoto

This “salamander” swims in a bowl of tasty broth with white tapioca “eggs”.

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The woman on the “I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters spotted in Kyoto? She’s actually Chinese

Turns out the controversial posters aren’t quite as nationalistic as their creators likely intended them to be.

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“I’m glad I’m Japanese” posters in Kyoto spark outrage among Japanese Twitter users

Mysterious posters draw concerned comments about the insensitive mentality of their anonymous creators.

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Kyoto kimono fabric Sailor Moon wallet would look as good in Japan’s old capital or Crystal Tokyo

Centuries-old textile-making techniques are part of this stylish anime wallet.

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Are you game enough to eat Fire Ramen at this Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?

Fire ramen has the potential to singe your eyebrows but that’s all part of the appeal.

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Japanese Twitter goes crazy for impromptu piano performance at Yodobashi Camera store in Kyoto

Two strangers came together over the theme song from an 80s film starring David Bowie.

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Instagram’s famous #FollowMeTo couple capture the beauty of their trip to Japan【Pics & Video】

The well-known duo take us on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sites, complete with some gorgeous Sailor Moon cosplay.

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Kyoto taxi operator starts “Silence Taxi” service, prohibits drivers from instigating small talk

Taxis in Japan’s most refined city seek to minimize unpleasant, awkward conversations.

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Crazy Kyoto train will have a giant lens motif taking up its entire front end

Set to go into service next year carrying passengers from downtown Kyoto to Buddhist mountain temples.

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Kyoto University students let loose at cosplay graduation ceremony【Photos】

From beer bottles to Pokémon and short-skirted anime girls, these Japanese students know how to celebrate their last day at university.

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Kyoto police set up system to predict when and where crimes will happen

New tool allows Kyoto police to be at the scene of the crime before the crime even occurs.

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The most beautiful photo of Kyoto ever taken? Internet swoons over picture of traditional city

Photographer captures Kyoto, and many other places in Japan, perfectly.

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Failed your important entrance exams? That’s too bad–here’s a steak to make you feel better

For the second year in a row, this chain of Kyoto butcher shops is offering a bittersweet deal to those whose dreams were dashed.
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Kyoto Board of Education administers English test for teachers with disheartening results

Were the expectations for Japanese English teachers to high…two high…too high?
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Kyoto temple’s women-only mausoleum accepts women who don’t want to share their husband’s grave

Zuishinin Temple is there for women who say one lifetime together is enough.

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Is Japan’s green tea curry worthy of the name or just another matcha pretender?【Taste test】

We’ve had our expectation betrayed by “matcha” foods before, but what happens when we try this instant curry from Kyoto?

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ANGEL LIBRARY in Kyoto, a hidden underground cafe that you need a special code to enter 【Pics】

When you want some coffee but also want to enter another world.

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Be brave! Japan’s pitch-black “ghost ramen” tastes better than it looks

Diners will be rewarded for their courage at this yokai-loving restaurant.

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Heavy snowfall in Kyoto creates scenes of breathtaking beauty at tourist sites around the city

According to locals, this much snow only falls once every two years in Kyoto.

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“Gold” named 2016 Kanji of the Year

This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year.

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