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How to Hang with Glamorous Geisha in Kyoto

So just who are these mysterious geisha, and how do you meet them? Having spent time with geisha in Kyoto, we can help you unveil their mystery!

Go Back in Time on Historic Streets of Gion

Gion, the traditional entertainment and geisha district of Kyoto, is famous for its streets and picturesque alleys that retain the atmosphere of the past.

15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan

There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.

A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital

Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.

5 Popular Love Shrines

Check out these endearing shrines if you're looking for a love blessing!

The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores

Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?

Hermès Opens New Pop-Up Shop in a Gion Machiya

Always stylish, a new pop-up shop from French high luxury fashion house Hermès opened up in a old-fashioned townhouse in the heart of Kyoto.

Upholding Beauty & History at Yojiya

One of Kyoto's most historic and best-known shops happens to be an unassuming makeup and beauty store.

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