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The Force Awakens at Kiyomizu Temple

Witness folding screens inspired by the Star Wars trilogy at one of Japan's most iconic temples.

Feast Like a Shogun for Breakfast

This full-course, balanced breakfast meal will leave your stomach feeling full—as you would expect from a three-star Michelin restaurant in Kyoto.

Kendo Looks Awesome in Kyoto

This incredible video will make you want to pick up a sword and visit Kyoto. In a good way.

The Venice of Japan

Venice isn't the only place where you can see houses floating on the sea.

Kyoto's Top 3 'Kyozushi' Restaurants

Landlocked Kyoto has its own take on sushi that's well worth checking out.

10 Japanese Christmas Cakes—By Price!

There are plenty of kinds of Christmas cakes in Japan, and the limit may only be the size of your wallet!

Bouldering + Karaoke = Boulkara

A Japanese operator of karaoke chains is combining bouldering with karaoke to create an entirely new and grueling activity called "boulkara."

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.

Kyoto Kaiseki Chef Shrugs at Michelin Stars

This 400-year-old restaurant has been around since before Michelin stars existed, and may well remain long after they're gone.

Your Guide to the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is the premier publication for fine dining and travel. It's also the perfect way to familiarize yourself with Japan's most exciting restaurants, hotels and tourist hotspots. Find out how to digest all the delicious information on hand!

Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!

9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees

Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

Japan Voyage: Osaka, Nara, Kyoto & More

A quick-flash tour of what to see, when to visit, how to get around, what to eat and drink, where to stay and what you shouldn't miss!

Kyoto's Crème de la Crème of Fried Food

Hiding in a dead-end lane in downtown Kyoto, Kushi Tanaka is no mere izakaya.

5 Delectable Kansai 'Bib Gourmand' Restaurants

"Bib Gourmand" refers to the Michelin Guide's listing of casual restaurants offering reasonably priced, great-tasting food. Here we've selected five great Bib Gourmand-recommended restaurants from the 2016 area guides.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

Michelin 2016: Kyoto, Nara, Kobe & Osaka

All About's Kansai gourmet guide analyzes Michelin's 2016 guides to the best restaurants in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka.

10 Michelin-Starred Lunch Spots in Kansai

At lunch time, hot Michelin restaurants can be within the reach of even a more modest budget!

Step into Japan's Photographic Past

Travel back in time to an era of Japan where trains were just starting to pop up and skyscrapers didn't yet dot the landscape with these late 19th century photographs.

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