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  1. thomas

    Travel News Photo bans in several Kyoto neighbourhoods

    I’m not surprised but wondering how they will enforce these bans. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20191025_37/ https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/kyoto-gion-photo-ban-intl-hnk/index.html
  2. BradPotter

    More Japan Please

    More Japan Please is a website that covers various aspects of Japan such as its many different travel destinations, unique culture and food.
  3. Hokan-ji


    Hokan-ji (法観寺) is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism located in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto. It belongs to Kennin-ji and is famous for Yasaka Pagoda which was first erected in the 6th century. it has five storeys and stands 46 metres tall.
  4. Amanohashidate


    Amanohashidate (天橋立), located in northern Kyōto Prefecture, is one of Japan's three scenic views. Here the view of Asa-no-umi as seen from Oama-bashi Kaisen Bridge (小天橋 (廻旋橋)).
  5. 409beadnose

    Enrolling as a research student at Kyoto University

    I have a Master's degree and would like to continue research, but I am a little hesitant to commit to a PhD because my research interests have recently changed to a topic that is only tangentially related to my current degrees. I read about kenkyusei, short non-degree programs allowing...
  6. jockeii

    Creative ideas for minimal/budget-friendly wedding in Japan

    Hello everyone, My fiancée and I are currently considering getting married in Japan. She lives in the Philippines, and I live in Canada. Most specifically, we are targeting (ideally) Kansai region. Kyoto is the closest to our hearts, but we are very much open to Nara and Osaka as well, or...
  7. Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 3

    Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 3

    We planned a brief stopover in Amanohashidate, one of the three Scenic Views of Japan, but ended up spending the whole day. Here’s why: Wonderful sights, wonderful food, and a roundtrip by boat. We reached Tottori City around 8 pm.
  8. Kyoto: City of Zen

    Travel Book Kyoto: City of Zen

    An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen...
  9. Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

    Culture Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

    Houses and Gardens of Kyoto presents over 500 photos of the most excellent examples of traditional Japanese architecture from every significant historical period in this new edition of a favorite classic. Kyoto, considered the quintessential birthplace of Japanese culture, has survived...
  10. Tomoya

    Do I have what it takes to get into these Universities?

    Hello Everyone! I am new to the Forum. I will get right to the point. I have been wishing to study/live in Japan for the last few years now. I did not pursue it until now, when I am getting more serious. I have done some research on my own to try to get all the information I can. I am a Untied...
  11. Butterfly Kyoto

    Butterfly Kyoto

    Butterfly Nightclub in Kiyamachi, Kyoto High-class space in Kyoto centered on the night-life scene. The entrance is designed using top of the line LED that light up the pure-white walls in seven different colors. The island bar is built for easy access, allowing you to order your drink from...
  12. Saihō-ji


    Saihō-ji temple in Kyoto
  13. OoTmaster

    Japanese Trip in April

    I took my first trip to Japan this April. I went to Japan in April of course for the sakura mostly and to visit a ton of my friends. I had a JR pass so I was able to visit a lot of places. I started in Nagoya, went to Hida-Takayama for a day, then to Osaka, while I was in Osaka I visited Nara...
  14. OoTmaster

    Japanese Trip in April

    Posted here asking for recommendations for cheap hotels a little more than a year ago and never updated everyone on how that turned out. That was because at the time I did not end up going to Japan. I started putting money into other things about that time. Next month though I will be going to...
  15. Kevyn Method

    Travel Traveling to Japan

    Hi, my name is Kevyn, I am 27 and traveling to Japan from May 9-30. I'm excited as well as nervous to have finally made this decision . This is my first time out of the US and I'm traveling solo, so this is an important step for me, or at least that's how I feel. I am staying in Tokyo, and would...
  16. Denise Tomas

    Travel Anyone going to Japan in April 2017?

    Hi, I'm travelling with friends on April 2017 (from 14 Apr to 30 Apr). We'll be going to several destinations such as Osaka, Kyoto, Miyajima and Tokyo. I was wondering if anyone could show me or my friends some good places to shop or must see places or maybe to just hang out :giggle: I speak...
  17. 2TravelLares

    Travel If you are in Kyoto, don't miss out on the Monkey Park!

    We have been to Kyoto twice, and both times Arashiyama had been a highlight for us, but if you are already going to the Arashiyama area, don't miss out on the awesome Monkey Park! You get to see lots of monkeys up close, it has a great view of the area, and you are able to feed the monkeys...
  18. Suggested Uji tea course visit the most famous tea farm in Kyoto

    Suggested Uji tea course visit the most famous tea farm in Kyoto

    Tea Culture in Japan or we called as Chado (茶道) is one of many unique of Japanese culture. And one great place to visit and fully enjoy Japanese green tea or Japan matcha is Uji Area - Kyoto. This is a main tea of whole Japan and Kyoto as well. From old tea shop to the attempt to make your own...
  19. M

    KYOTO JAPAN (Gion Matsuri)

    Gion Matsuri the biggest festival in Kyoto dating back to the ninth century. It is presented traditional carts nicely decorated and carried people through the main streets.
  20. Daigo-ji


    Daigo-ji (醍醐寺 Daigo-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi. Daigo, literally "ghee", is used figuratively to mean "crème de la crème" and is a metaphor of the most profound part of Buddhist thoughts. Daigo-ji was founded in the early...