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Kiyomizu dera is one of the most famous temple in Japan. Founded in 780 on the site of Otawa waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto. 331 more words

New Years in Kyoto

For my first New Years in Japan, I wanted to experience the authentic Japanese-style celebration of the holiday. What better way to do than head to Kyoto, one of the best places to be for the Japanese New Year? 547 more words


“Gold” named 2016 Kanji of the Year

This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year. 404 more words


killin me softly, kyoto

Ready yourself for the onslaught of photos I’m about to drop on your visual channel. I can’t help it, Kyoto in the fall is truly enchanting. 585 more words


Temple-Hopping in the Thousand-Year Capital

When Monday rolled round it was time to move on to our next destination: Kyoto. After an early alarm, a speedy automated checkout and a breakfast pastry we bought tickets for the 08:05 Thunderbird Ltd Express service to Kyoto. 713 more words