The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages
The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the most interesting and beautiful rural towns in Japan. There are truly some hidden gems on this list!
Kyoto's Top 5 Photogenic Temples & Sanctuaries
Kyoto is full of jaw-dropping and historic temples, so narrowing down a list to only five was quite the challenge! Our friends at Trip101 present Kyoto's top 5 photogenic temples!
The Most Luxurious 13-Layer Green Tea Parfait
Nakamura Tokichi is a popular Japanese specialty tea store and café serving high-quality green tea sweets, and if you're a true green tea connoisseur, you need to try the Ginza-exclusive 13-layer Premium Maruto Parfait.
Japan Expands State of Emergency
The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.
Foods To Try In Kyoto, Japan
A visit to Kyoto is a gastronomic journey into the culture of the city. Here is your ultimate guide to the foods to try when you visit Kyoto, Japan.
Kyoto’s Top 5 Photogenic Shrines
Take in the rich history and culture when you make a visit at Kyoto's top 5 photogenic shrines!
11 Alternative Tours In Kyoto
Beyond the temples and shrines, the city of Kyoto offers so much more. Take a look at our list of the best alternative tours in Kyoto for an off the beaten path experience, courtesy of Trip101!
Kyoto's Ace Hotel Got a Kengo Kuma Makeover
Star designer Kengo Kuma unveils his latest architectural feat: renovating Kyoto’s Ace Hotel.
Kyoto Animation Unveils First Film Since Arson
Arson-hit Kyoto Animation unveils their first movie since the arson attack that devastated their studios in July 2019.
Mixed Reactions Over End of State of Emergency
People in Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto in western Japan where the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted show mixed reactions over the move.
Kyoto Ducklings' Annual Temple to River Trip
Ducklings born at a temple in Kyoto move to a nearby river in what has become an annual event. The move has become an annual event since a pair of ducks came to the temple and had babies in a pond 15 years ago.
Top 10 Gardens & Parks in Kyoto
Calling all nature lovers, Kyoto beckons to be discovered. Read this article to learn about the top 10 gardens and parks in Kyoto, courtesy of our friends at Trip101.
Kyoto's Kyocera Museum of Art Gets a Facelift
Come learn about the incredible history of an art museum that survived World War II.
Geisha in Kyoto Prepare for New Year
Geisha in Kyoto's Gion district begin their traditional New Year’s rituals. Click to learn more about the <i>koto hajime</i> ritual.
Trees on Trees on Trees: Cedar Platforms
Have you ever seen a tree growing atop another? Come learn why this cool and ancient technique encourages proper forestation.
Top 8 Ryokan In Arashiyama, Kyoto
Staying in a traditional Japanese ryokan can give you a sneak peak into an older Japanese culture. This list will tick off the the top eight ryokans in Arashiyama.
8 Bike Tours in Kyoto
One of the best ways to explore Kyoto is by bicycle. Check out these 8 awesome bike tours, courtesy of Trip101.
Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game
People in Kyoto are reenacting an ancient type of Japanese football that was played by nobles centuries ago.
Eye-Catching Pieces from ArtKyoto 2020
ArtKyoto is back and we've got the scoop on some of the coolest artworks on exhibit this year.
Halal Ramen In Tokyo & Kyoto
No trip to Japan is complete without a delicious bowl of ramen! If you have dietary restrictions, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a piping hot, lip smacking bowl of Japan's iconic noodles!