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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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[PR] Enjoy Tea in Kyoto with Kids!

You may have found yourself wondering, “What should families with kids do when they come to Kyoto?” Kyoto with Kids: Family Tours are organized by local Kyoto moms who have been raising their kids here and know the area well. Who better to ask about the perfect plan for a family trip to Kyoto?

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Insider Tips for a Respectful Visit to Kyoto

Before your visit, be sure to take note of some of these local rules in Kyoto, to help preserve and respect this ancient city as you enjoy your time here.

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Cherry-Picked Sakura Spots on the Edges of Kyoto

Kyoto is home to a host of famous sakura-viewing spots, though not all of them are in the city proper. If you're willing to stretch your legs a little and venture into the surrounding hills and suburbs, you'll be rewarded with some decidedly less-crowded spots.

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[PR] When you stay in Kyoto, do more than just stay

You need to spend the night somewhere when you’re traveling, so you might as well stay somewhere with incredible experiences.

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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!

[PR] 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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[PR] 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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