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What’s the Difference Between a Geisha, a Maiko, and a Geiko?

Geishas and maikos are world famous for being some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese culture and tradition. The art of being a geisha is something that is still practiced today – unlike other Japanese traditions or professions such as samurai, they withstood the test of time. These beautiful entertainers have been around for…
Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

Enjoy a Kyoto Journey Tailored to your Needs in this Small Luxury Hotel

Junei Hotel Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens West is a traditional hotel with a modern flair that has recently opened in Kyoto. It promises to provide a great stay in an extraordinarily inviting villa. The hotel stands just west of the historical grounds and is luxurious enough to provide plenty of facilities to relax and unwind.…