Travel Blogs from Kyoto, Japan

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Templed out!, Nagano - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Templed out!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... secret passages, all very Inspector Gadget style and would be a great place for playing hide and seek.  I've also been back to Kyoto for a couple of days to visit the remainder of the town that I didn't get a chance to see on my first visit there, ...

Geisha..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Geisha...

A travel blog entry by rich

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We called in at Himeji on our way to Kyoto, as it is home to Japan's most impressive castle. We only just got there in time though as the last admissions were at 4pm - I kept forgetting that we were still in off season. It worked out fine though as we ...

Temple Action, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temple Action

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Kyoto is known for its mass number of Shrines and Temples throughout the city. Each one has a small purpose like protect this city block, or give me wealth, or was erected because of a good or bad event happened in someone's life. They are beautiful, ...

The Land of the Rising Sun, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

The Land of the Rising Sun

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... women only carriages, Mike almost made the mistake of getting into one! We spent our first few days in Kyoto, the ancient Capital of Japan. Kyoto is full of old streets and is also home to the Geisha. It is very rare to see a Geisha but we were lucky ...

Kyoto - Beautiful Cherry Blossom, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - Beautiful Cherry Blossom

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... (motel). That day it was a great experience. April 6th , 2007 Kyoto - Arashiyama We spent a whole day in Arashiyama. Beautiful bridge, sakura ...

Kyoto in a day..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto in a day...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... want to live in such a flashy house.  I'm stumped yet again... Next on my whirlwind tour is the Kyoto Imperial Palace and National Gardens.  This enormous palace complex houses baseball diamonds packed with softball players, tennis courts ...

Izakaya..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Izakaya...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... American girl. As luck would have it, we got sat next to a couple of Japanese guys who spoke perfect English as they taught at Kyoto University, and they were great for recommending sake for us to try. I was in one of those moods where I just wanted to ...

Kyoto - Memoirs of a Geisha, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - Memoirs of a Geisha

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... No Sato Art Museum (a.k.a. Samurai Art Museum) is utterly unimpressive save a quite glimpse of the weapons and armor. On to Kyoto, I grab the shinkansen (bullet train) and am there in no time flat.  Unfortunately it seems that not booking a place ...

Keeling over in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Keeling over in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... . But as with all new places it just takes time to get behind the fašade and very quickly we discovered a Kyoto full of character, with absolute gems tucked away down the blandest looking streets or behind high walls, beautiful green, mountain ...

Shinkansen to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Shinkansen to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... that I settled for a Cub-O-Noodle and a beer at the Circle-K about a half mile from the hostel! 1-11 Kyoto is the old capital of Japan until 1868, and is still the cultural capital in a sense. People in Kyoto embody the qualities and practically define ...

Torri gates and Sayonara Japan..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Torri gates and Sayonara Japan...

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... zones closer to Alberta, even if we are still hundreds of miles away to the south. We leave Japan with heavy hearts but are excited for the last leg of the trip in South America. Until then, Sayonara Japan, and hola Argentina!!!!   Much Love  ...

Japanese toilet humour, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Japanese toilet humour

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... city aimlessly, I made the decision to start adventuring out and the next day took the bullet train to Kyoto which is one of the the ancient capitals of Japan, and home of the Geisha's and Samurai's (it's not unusual to see Geisha and Maiko walking ...

Kyoto Pin, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Kyoto - City without Accommodation, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - City without Accommodation

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... begins. Due to the supposed brilliance of the city, we arrived expecting to spend about 4 - 5 days of our 14 in Japan in Kyoto. The first day we arrived, we'd stupidly (in retrospect) not booked any accommodation. Upon being refused our first choice, ...

Staring at Rocks, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Staring at Rocks

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... you view the garden from. Leaving the garden a little cross-eyed I walked back through some narrow back streets in Kyoto wondering how they ever find exact addresses here with no street names and so many little houses jammed in together. Before ...

Kyoto photo special, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto photo special

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan, and in striking contrast to Tokyo is a much more cultural sort of place. In many ways it's just plain beautiful. There are countless temples and gardens Kyoto is the home of ...

Konnichiha from Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Konnichiha from Kyoto

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... topped off by a traffic warden dressed like an X-wing Star Wars pilot with matching light-saber similarly occupied. Next up was Kyoto's International Manga Museum, which to be honest is more like a library, but they do take their cartoons seriously. ...

Aoi Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Aoi Matsuri Festival

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... power, including protection against lighting and earthquakes, and guaranteeing easy childbirth. One of the main events is a procession from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to two shrines within the city. We decided the easiest thing to do would be to see the ...

Culture rich Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Culture rich Kyoto

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... sunshine day to Nara, Japan's first real capital with eight recognised world heritage sites, which is second only to Kyoto as repository of Japan's cultural legacy. Nara is a 45minute train ride from Kyoto. One of my highlights of Japan with Kofuku-Ji ...

Temples Everywhere, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temples Everywhere

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of his day. It was fascinating to see how one person could control six or seven birds on a leash at any given time. Anyone visiting Japan has to visit Kyoto- the plethora of temples, ninja's and fishing cormorants all made for an outstanding experience. ...

Japan's Cradle, Kyoto (and Nara and Osaka), Japan travel blog

Japan's Cradle

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... to Japan. I managed a full four days away from the rat race here, visiting the ancient capital of Kyoto, the even more ancient capital of Nara, and Osaka, Japan's second city. I'm glad to say the trip was well worth the pain of working extra days before ...

Mr H, Geisha, Shogun and my favourite WAGS, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Mr H, Geisha, Shogun and my favourite WAGS

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... walk through bamboo forests, more temples and along a river..... I starting to really enjoy Japan, staying in the Gion district of Kyoto, ive seen many Geisha running around between appointments......shogun temples, samurai swords and culture just ...

Obon, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Obon

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... and on and us dancing around in a circle to the set moves of the dance. One of the most beautiful moments I have had in Japan. Kyoto itself is only about an hour out of Osaka on an express train and so since it's a pretty traditional Japanese area ...

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... a picture for a young Japanese family. Last two places we visited was the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, well worth a look and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, worth a scoot around on the bikes. We then found a dodgy cheap place for quick bite. Met one of the ...

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan. A nice city, though not as pleasant in our opinion as Nara, Kyoto is packed to the gills with temples, palaces, shrines and with Japanese ladies in kimonos scampering along traditional looking streets. One can ...

The wrong slippers, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

The wrong slippers

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... still wearing the rubber toilet slippers. An unholy commotion ensued with tears shed amongst the staff. Kyoto is the old capital of Japan and is truly beautiful. Still jetlagged I was up with the roosters and Japanese pensioners in ...

Temples, Geishas and out of this world food!, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temples, Geishas and out of this world food!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... into the cab.  Checked into the hotel and then caught up and had an amazing dinner with my uncle who lives in Kyoto. It was a Saturday night and the streets were fairly empty...of course my last frame of reference was India which never seems to ...

Geishas in Great Kyoto - Japan We Love You!!!, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Geishas in Great Kyoto - Japan We Love You!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... 's all here. Kyoto has 17 UNESO World Heritage sites and we spent five long hot days trying to see them all. People in Kyoto and Japan for that matter were generally very pleased to see tourists and we were greeted very well where ever we went. After the ...

Temple Hopping, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temple Hopping

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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I had originally planned on staying in Kyoto for a few days but absolutely everywhere was full, probably due to the cherry blossom festivities, so I'm basing myself pretty cheaply in Osaka and making use of the rail pass to get around the Kansai area. ...

Sakura..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Sakura...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... distance of Yodobashi, a huge electronics building, so I browsed around there the next morning as I desperately needed a new camera before Kyoto. Nothing really tickled my fancy, so I refrained and went to meet Andrea at the train station, and we had a ...

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