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Yorozuya

Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

Like so many Kyoto restaurants, Yorozuya has built its business on the reputation of one ...

Chourakukan Hotel

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Hotels  |  Sep 22 2009

Chourakukan is best known as a historic dining complex that serves European fare in Rococo and ...

Kennin-ji

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Japan loves to rank its attractions, and Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple has been deemed the city’s ...

Ayado

Hotels  |  Sep 22 2009

In a city packed with picturesque places to stay, Ayado is an odd proposition: two rooms in a ...

Oku

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Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

Lacquerware brand Oku launched in 2006 with a range of voluptuous designs that fuse traditional ...

Loop Salon

Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

Shinbashi Dori is one of Kyoto’s most romantic streets, lined with quaint wooden buildings, ...

Kikunoi

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Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

Yoshihiro Murata is the Gordon Ramsay of Japanese cuisine. From TV shows to newspaper columns ...

Issen Yoshoku

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Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

Issen Yoshoku is a local legend. An oversized menu unfolds to offer just a single dish: a kind ...

Gion Hamdaya

Restaurants & Cafés  |  Sep 22 2009

When the summer humidity kicks in, the Japanese scoff eels for a stamina boost. Most places ...

Yasaka Jinja

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Before there was Kyoto, there was Gion Temple, established in 656. By the mid tenth century, ...

Shoren-in

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

A monzeki temple, meaning the head priest has to be of imperial blood, Shoren-in has been home ...

Ryozen Kannon

Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Kodai-ji’s next-door neighbour is a 24m-high concrete bodhisattva that towers over a small ...

Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Check the artwork in the entrance to see whether the current exhibition at this five-floor ...

Galerie 16

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

One of the city’s best contemporary art spaces, Galerie 16 has been running since 1962. In ...

Entoku-in

Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

After visiting Kodai-ji, step across the street to see Entoku-in, a sub-temple that for 19 ...

Ebisu Shrine

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Museums & Sights  |  Sep 22 2009

Known locally as ‘Ebessan’, this shrine was established in 1202 as a guardian of Kennin-ji. It ...

Miyagawa-cho Kaburenjo

Art & Leisure  |  Sep 22 2009

For two weeks every April, the Miyagawa-cho geisha troupe stages its annual Kyo Odori show ...

Minamiza

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Art & Leisure  |  Sep 22 2009

When Tokyo’s Kabukiza theatre is demolished in 2010, the Minamiza will be unrivalled as the ...

Kashogama Pottery School

Art & Leisure  |  Sep 22 2009

Kiyomizu-yaki is a celebrated local style of ceramics that developed when Kyoto was flourishing ...

Gion Kobu Kaburenjo

Art & Leisure  |  Sep 22 2009

Most of the year, this is where geishas and maikos practice their routines; occasionally it ...

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