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Get Discounts and Freebies for 11 Attractions in Kansai with This Special Pass!

Each year, train and bus companies in Japan offer various types of special sightseeing passes with discounts and benefits, with many of them catering for overseas tourists. One of the most rewarding passes has to be the Special Sightseeing Pass offered by the Keihan Railway, which can be used on their train lines and buses.…

Have a Memorable Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto with These 3 Cultural Activities

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is a sophisticated hotel famous for providing guests with authentic Japanese cultural experiences. It is set in a quiet area of Kyoto capable of drifting guests into total tranquility. As of the time being, the hotel is offering guests three new unparalleled cultural guest activities that will make their stay in Kyoto…

4 Important Kyoto Travel Passes you Need to Know About Before You Travel

There are so many areas which are really worth the visit in Japan and there are so many different things to do. Out of all of Japan’s destinations and attractions, Kyoto (京都) is one of the best cities to visit. The best way to explore Kyoto to get to major spots in one day is…

Not in the Mood for a Chat? Try This New “Silent Taxi” Service in Kyoto!

Ever been in such a bad mood that participating in small talk is the last thing you wanted to do? Sometimes we just want to get to our next destination without being disturbed. If this sounds like you, rest assured that you won’t be bothered if you use the “Silence Taxi (サイレンス車両)” service by Miyako…

Ride a Rickshaw and Get an Instant Tour Guide in Arashiyama This Spring!

Arashiyama (嵐山), Kyoto (京都) is one of Japan’s best sightseeing spots. With its traditional atmosphere and beautiful views of cherry blossom trees during springtime, who wouldn’t want to visit? If you don’t know your way around, however, you could be wasting time and energy instead of enjoying its scenery. This is where rickshaw tours come…

The Ultimate Travelers’ Guide to Getting the Most Out of Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station (京都駅) is a major transportation hub, especially for foreign tourists who come to Japan. It is a terminal station housed in one of Japan’s biggest buildings, and it consists of numerous shinkansen (bullet trains; 新幹線), buses, trains and other types of transportation. Besides this, it has numerous restaurants, shops, and other facilities. If…

Forget Crowded Buses: Try a Tranquil River Boat Ride to See the Beauty of Kyoto!

Japan is a heavily populated island, and because of this, there doesn’t appear to be as much nature and open space in comparison to other countries. However, one place where you can really enjoy Japan’s beautiful scenery and landscape is in Kyoto, on a beautiful boat ride! Hozugawa-kudari – River Boat Ride Author’s photo The…

The Kyoto Trail, a Hiker’s Paradise

Kyoto is located in central Honshu and was the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, before the capital was moved to Edo (Tokyo). With a population of almost 2.6 million people (1.5 million in Kyoto City), Kyoto is a metropolitan hub. Strikingly different to Tokyo, Kyoto has kept most of its history…
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