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John Asano
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Japan traveler and blogger from Japan Australia
Japan traveler and blogger from Japan Australia

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Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years and still remains its cultural and historical heart. It is one of the world’s great cities and a place that everyone should visit at least once in their travels. Here are some top tips to help you plan that long awaited trip to Kyoto https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/top-tips-to-know-before-travelling-to-kyoto/

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Kyoto is home to over 400 Shinto shrines, so it can be a daunting task to choose the best shrine to visit on any trip. Here are some beautiful pictures of the best shrines in Kyoto to help make your choice that little bit easier https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-most-beautiful-shinto-shrines-in-kyoto/

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Kyoto has been a place of scenic natural beauty since ancient times with little changing over the centuries. Nature can be found everywhere in Kyoto, from the spectacular mountain scenery of Arashiyama and swaying bamboo grove of Sagano to the endless tunnel of torii shrine gates that wind up the mountain in Fushimi, to the breathtaking bay views and crystal clear waters of Ine-cho, known as “The Venice of Japan.” Here are some beautiful places in Kyoto to inspire your next visit https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-most-beautiful-places-to-experience-nature-in-kyoto/

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Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 to 1868, a time when Japanese culture and traditions flourished. Today it is known for its historic and cultural value with thousands of temples, shrines and priceless national treasures. No trip to Kyoto is complete, without visiting at least some of these amazing sites. Here’s our list of the ten must-see UNESCO sites in Kyoto https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/10-must-visit-unesco-sites-in-kyoto/

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Kyoto is an easy city to navigate and explore with a fantastic public transportation system and attractions that are a comfortable walking distance from each other. Each district has its own unique atmosphere and charm. We take a look at the 5 coolest neighborhoods in Kyoto https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-5-coolest-neighborhoods-in-kyoto/

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Kaiseki ryori is a sophisticated Japanese haute cuisine with its origins in the delicacies offered to the imperial court. This artful Japanese approach to food uses both regional and seasonal ingredients, as well as harmony and balance, to create the perfect meal to appeal to all of the senses.

The Essential Guide to Kaiseki – Japan’s Unique Dining Experience https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-essential-guide-to-kaiseki-japans-unique-dining-experience/ 

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A great guide to some of the must see festivals and events in Japan this February http://japantraveladvice.com/festivals-events-february-2017-japan/

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Kujo Stays is a set of 4 Japanese style townhouses that gives you a taste of real Japanese style accommodation and lifestyle with their authentic look and feel http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2017/02/a-stay-at-kujo-stays.html

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“Oni wa Soto, Fuku wa Uchi!” (Demons out! Luck in!) Today is Setsubun, also known as the bean-throwing festival. It is a day to enjoy long, fat sushi rolls called “Ehomaki” (恵方巻) and throw beans to ward off evil spirits http://japan-australia.blogspot.jp/2014/01/setsubun-2014_31.html

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On the fourth Saturday of January, while fireworks light up the night sky in Nara, a mountain comes to life in a fiery haze https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/heres-how-japan-celebrates-its-mountain-fire-festival/
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