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Kyoto is full of cultural, artistic, and nature related events throughout the year. Please enjoy the various events and seasons of Kyoto.

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Cycling in Kyoto & Rental Bicycles

Kyoto is a very bike-friendly city: find out more about exploring by bicycle, and renting a bike!

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Get the Most out of your Subway + Bus Pass: One Day of Sightseeing in Kyoto!

Need some ideas for what to do for a day in Kyoto with a pass for unlimited rides on the buses and subway? See how to beat the crowds and see some of the city's incredible sights.

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Enjoy Kyoto’s Wild Side: The Kyoto City Zoo

The Kyoto City Zoo, not far from Heian-jingu Shrine, is home to wildlife from around the world and from around Kyoto. Learn about this fantastic facility and consider adding it to your Kyoto itinerary!

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Kyoto Fall Foliage Calendar 2018

See up-to-date information on the color of the fall leaves at temples and shrines across Kyoto before you head out to view the foliage yourself!

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Hidden Kyoto

Whether it's your first time here or your hundredth, you'll find that Kyoto is full of little-known locales. I'm an American expat living in Kyoto. Come explore the city with me!

Experiencing a Stay in a Kyoto Ryokan at Motonago

Have you ever stayed in one of Kyoto's traditional inns? The whole ryokan experience can be a little bit daunting if it’s your first time. The staff at centrally-located Motonago, however, are experienced with making first-timers feel at home.

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Kyoto Dyeing Techniques Reinterpreted for Today at Pagong

The Kamedas once produced exquisite bolts of fabric for Kyoto’s kimono makers. Today, with their unique company Pagong, they have reworked their traditional kata-yuzen dyeing techniques to fashion aloha shirts and other modern styles.

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Rakusai: A Pilgrimage to the Green of Western Kyoto

The Rakusai area lies to the west of Kyoto’s downtown area, where I visited the mountainside overlooking the city center. Yoshimine-dera Temple is hidden here in the mist, a beautiful treat to visit in any season.

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