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Five 60s Kansai Folk Songs That Changed Japan

You may know Kyoto for its golden pavilion, its temple balconies overlooking verdant glades of Momiji maple, rock gardens that look like oceans. But do you know its central role in the history of Japan’s folk music culture?

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Playstation Mini, Sweet potato Frappucinos and Goldfish Phone Booths : This Week in Japan

Christmas has come early this year because Sony has finally released their PlayStation Classic Mini console with 20 of your favourite games built-in, including one of the games that started all our gaming addictions.

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京都車站除了擁有三鐵(也就是JR,地下鐵以及近鐵)共構之外,車站外的巴士站也是月台排排站,每天的交通運輸量與來往人潮都相當驚人。而有人潮的地方呢,就會有各式商店的林立,現在我們就來介紹在京都車站內,都還不用出站,就可以好吃、好買、好好逛的購物美食地圖! 對旅人來說最重要的寄物櫃趕快把行李寄放吧!在京都車站裡呢,有相當多

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Staying in a traditional Kyoto Townhouse on a budget!

Have you ever wandered through Kyoto and marveled at the gorgeous old townhouses? And secretly imagined yourself staying in one and feeling like you're part of

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Experience the epic Tale of Genji

When you hear “Uji” you will most likely, and for a good reason, think of green tea and all things matcha (check out my post about Uji's green tea here https://

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Byodo-in and the Temple of the Phoenix

The rather small city of Uji, located between Kyoto and Nara, is famous for its green tea (check out more about Uji green tea here

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Japan's Green Tea Capital

The city of Uji is located between Kyoto and Nara, two cities that are considered famous cultural centers with a rich history. It's not really a surprise that U

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Magical fortune telling!

What would a visit to the shrine or temple be without omikuji!  Together with ema and omamori, these little fortune telling papers are an essential part of any

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The best ground soybeans in Kyoto! Made by you!

If you have experienced New Year's in Japan, you are most likely familiar with the traditional New Year's dishes, Osechi-ryōri, one of them being kuromame, a di

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Rilakkuma Goyururi Kyoto – Explore the ancient capital with the cute characters!

Rilakkuma is one of the most famous characters in Japan nowadays. New product lines are released regularly, time-limited restaurants are always crowded and new

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A guide to all of Kyoto's UNESCO world heritage sites

If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it

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5 Awesome Wagashi and Where to Get Them

Confection so delicate and beautiful you hesitate to eat them -- but it is exactly this moment of hesitation that wagashi (和菓子) inspires, a moment of hesitation

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Ryokan Hotel in Kyoto

My stay at ryokan hotel in Kyoto.I am going to share my experience about my stay in ryokan hotel while I was in Kyoto.Finding a nice ryokan hotel in Japan can b

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Why you should attend Jidai Matsuri- one of Kyoto's 3 great festivals!

The Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto's renowned three great festivals takes place on October 22 annually (please note that the festival will be postponed to the 23

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Luxuruious Geiko (Geisha) Photoshoot in Kyoto

If you think of Kyoto, you're likely to also think of Geisha (or Geiko, as they are called in Kyoto). There are many studios in Kyoto and other cities that allo

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Iwatayama Monkey Park – An Adventurous Journey to Arashiyama, Japan!

8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-Ku, Kyoto      +81 75-872-09500900 – 1630 $500 Y – Adults, $250 Y – Child  With more than 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines,

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Kyoto Imperial Palace – A serene and sublime experience!

3 Kyoto-Gyoen Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-0881, Kyoto PrefecturePhone:   +81 75-211-1215 It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo with its pop

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Japanese Geisha Culture - Experience the Miyako Odori & the Gion Odori

Source: kimonogeisha.comIntroduction The Japanese geishas are famous all over the world and a true icon of beauty. However, when in Japan, it might be a bit di