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Geishas

Geishas compared with a Maiko/Geisha apprentice is less showy. A Geisha kimono is usually a strong base…

December 30, 2012
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Hagoita

A hagoita is a rectangular board with a handle used for playing a New Year game called hanetsuki. It…

December 27, 2012
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Higashiyama-ku

Higashiyama-ku, meaning “easten mountain ward,” is one of Kyoto’s eleven wards. It was…

December 17, 2012
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Hanatouro

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Hanatouro is an event where the ancient capital of Kyoto, which has 1,200…

November 4, 2012
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Geisha Hairstyle

Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese to win the nobel prize 1968 once wrote “If for no other…

October 30, 2012
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Kurama Onsen

This is a popular onsen Japanese style hot spring in Kurama. They offer a variety of baths, both indoors…

August 21, 2012
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Maiko

Teahouse were primarily designed to serve tea and Dango/Rice cake to people who visited a holy place –…

March 30, 2012
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Nishijin Brocade

Nishijin Ori is the most famous brocade in Japan. The roots of Kyoto’s Nishijin brocade go back 1,200…

August 8, 2011
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Fukujuen

Fukujuen is one of the most famous tea companies in Kyoto and has over 210 years of history. Fukujuen…

August 4, 2011
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Uje Bridge

The Uji Bridge is one of the main three ancient bridges in Japan. The Uji Bridge is said to have…

August 2, 2011
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Kyoto Bamboo Forest

The Sagano Bamboo Grove is located in the Sagano Arashiyama area of Kyoto It is a beautiful forest with…

August 2, 2011
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Shugakuin Rikyu

Built for the retired Emperor Gomizuno ,1596-1680, this site is home to three gardens; the Shimo-ochaya…

July 29, 2011
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Shimogyo-ku

Shimogyō-ku is one of Kyoto’s eleven wards. First established in 1879, it has been merged and…

July 27, 2011
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Kita-ku

Kita-ku, meaning North Ward, is one of Kyoto’s eleven wards. Its primary attractions include…

July 27, 2011
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Kyoto Station

Kyoto-eki or Kyoto Station, Kyoto’s most important transportation and Japan’s second-largest…

July 26, 2011
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Theatre

K a b u k i Sing-Dance-Skill – Kabuki Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater with its…

July 20, 2011
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Cherry Blossom Philosophy

The cherry blossom is richly symbolic within Japan – it is depicted on the 100 yen coin and was…

May 25, 2011