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Prayer blocks at Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Golden Week adventure to Kyoto, Himeiji, and Hiroshima.

Zach Feinberg - umbrella101922 [88]

This is a brief recount of my travels to central and southern Honshu during Golden Week (First week of May). My friend Sean and I took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) down to Kyoto, Himeiji, and Hiroshima...

Destinations: Kyoto | Hiroshima | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure
Lotus blossom on Shinobazu Pond in the heart of Tokyo’s Ueno Park.

Alice Yamada follows her bliss in Kyoto

To Japan With Love - tojapanwithlove [588]

In the company of her beloved mama, Alice Yamada indulges at Arashiyama Benkei, a high-end hot spring hotel ... "I was blissfully falling asleep, wondering how I managed to be so fortunate---resting...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Travel
Neatly folded kimonos and the Buddhist Scriptures were provided in our ryokan

Relaxing Ryokan

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

My husband had his best sleep ever in our ryokan in Japan.

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Japan's textile-makers combine tradition with technology

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

Japanese artisan weavers from the region of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto combine centuries-old tradition with the latest in nanotechnology to create the latest textiles...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Economy | Fashion

Ichimame. Apprentice geisha.

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

Correspondent Daniel Rook meets trainee geisha Ichimame whose Internet blog is giving a rare insight into a secretive world and providing inspiration for teenagers thinking about following in her footsteps - becoming a geisha.

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts

Seijin Hi: Coming of Age Day in Japan

Frank Lev - flev [2,460]

Yesterday (January 14) was a national holiday in Japan. It was Coming of Age Day. On this day, all 20-year-olds celebrate the fact that they are officially a part of the adult community. It is...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | Festivals | Traditions

Ryokans of Kyoto

Lester Patrick - lpatrick [105]

Japanese "ryokans" (traditional Japanese inns) are very popular among foreign visitors to Japan. Recently, we interviewed three Kyoto ryokan owners and asked them about their experiences hosting...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Travel | Traditions


Frank Lev - flev [2,460]

When a person first arrives in Japan there are many things of course that seem strange and different. Aside from the language difference, I think the most striking difference is the attitude of...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | Working Abroad


Frank Lev - flev [2,460]

Japanese culture is one that is obsessed with cleanliness. This can be seen from the important custom of taking off one's shoes before entering a house, to the vacuum cleaners that they have designed...

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | Food | Working Abroad

SENTO - Oasis of Everyday Life in Japan: An Interview with Photographer Markuz Wernli

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

"Photography helps me to record and share the small daily wonders and insignificant visual sensations that I am privileged to witness ? the precious, short moments when life suddenly comes to a halt.

Destinations: Kyoto | Japan
Topics: Culture | Photography | People | Working Abroad | Traditions | Art
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