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24 Hours in Higashiyama & Gion (A Kyoto Itinerary)

Home to everything that traditional Kyoto has to offer, photogenic districts like Higashiyama and Gion plunge you into a world of Shinto shrines, rickshaws, cobblestone streets, and Buddhist temples. Far from sleepy, however, you can also enjoy boutique shopping, sake bars, cafes, and tea shops without ever leaving this dynamic neighbourhood. Wander the district at …

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Beyond Japan’s Old Capital – A Guide to Kyoto’s Secret Spots

Enjoy Kyoto’s off-the-beaten-track areas Kyoto is a wonderful city and visitors to the area tend to have more than enough to see for a flying visit, like the famed Fushimi Inari, the geisha of Gion, and the majestic Golden Pavilion. That’s not to mention the thriving art culture that’s present in the city. From boutique …

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Explore the Funayas of Ine: A New Side to Kyoto, Japan

When we picture Kyoto, the first thing that jumps to mind are the shrines, bamboo forests, and geisha. It’s hard to believe that a couple of hours outside of the city proper will take you to landscapes to so vastly different, where people live a traditional lifestyle far away from the modern aspects of Japan …

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