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10 Ways Life is Different in Kyoto than in Tokyo
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10 Ways Life in Kyoto is Different than Tokyo

Hotter in summer, colder in winter and so much more chill all year round.

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This Hi-Tech Pod Hotel in Kyoto Is Changing the Way We Work

And it’s not just because of the free beer.

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Kodo: The Way of Incense

Kōdō is a highly ritualized incense ceremony that cultivates refinement and deepens both sensory and spiritual awareness.

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Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

Seeking Serenity Inside One of Kyoto’s Famed Temples

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Classical Japanese Theater (Noh), Kyoto

Knowing about the world of Noh, where realism and spirituality meet on stage.

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The Oldest Zen Temple in Kyoto And Some Sugar Clouds

Though the Gion District is divided into north and south, the most well known area of Gion is the main street of Hanamikoji Dori.

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Tattooed, Foreign and in a Bathhouse

Gokouyu, allowing both tattoos and foreigners, and enjoying mixing with Kyoto locals in a bathhouse.

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Traditional Kyoto of the Future

Experience the traditional arts and cultural practices of Japan and Kyoto, but as if living in the modern world.

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Kokoka Kyoto Information and Recreation Hotspot

Center for information, pesky searches, interpreter and advisement services, visa assistance, Japanese lessons, some relaxation and charging stations for those infernally dying devices.

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Discount Kyoto Train Tickets

Did you know you can save up to 30% on train tickets on the Hankyuu line?

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Veganized in Kyoto

The best starter guide to finding all things natural, healthy and delicious in Central Kyoto and buying organic products in Japan.

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Smithy Your Way to Custom Silver

Create your own custom jewelry pieces, new experiences and fun memories all in one go on your trip to Art Smith.

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