Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

We arrived in Kyoto on one of the hottest days in the city’s history. The temperature crept up to 39 degrees Celsius every day for a week. So instead of venturing out in the blistering hot sun, we decided to take a night tour through Japan’s cultural capital. Our tour...

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A Local’s Guide to Arashiyama – Kyoto

A Local’s Guide to Arashiyama – Kyoto

I have been living in Kyoto for six months now and, as anyone who has lived in a tourist destination for long can tell you, famous sightseeing areas quickly become less and less interesting. Sure, the temple of the Golden Pavilion is breathtakingly beautiful. But after you’ve strolled around the...

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24 hours in: Kyoto

24 hours in: Kyoto

If you only have a short amount of time to visit Kyoto then you will undoubtedly leave promising to come back and experience everything that you missed out on.  There’s a lot to get through! If you need a step in the right direction, here’s our guide to 24 hours...

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Things To Do In: Kyoto

Things To Do In: Kyoto

Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan and there is a lot of history and tradition for you to explore. But don’t let that fool you; Kyoto is not some medieval town straight out of something like Lord of the Rings! It’s is a large, modern city that has managed to retain...

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Literary Travel: Memoirs of a Geisha in Kyoto

Literary Travel: Memoirs of a Geisha in Kyoto

The life of a Geisha is mysterious and compelling. When you spot them quickly shuffling to the next tea-house, some carrying an instrument, you feel a sense of awe. Some women want to experience a day in the life of a Geiko (what Geishas refer to themselves as, and how...

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