Japan is currently enjoying a massive boom in inbound tourism, set to continue through the Rugby World Cup and at least until the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer. One issue, however, with ...
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A train in Kyoto decorated with the limbs of the Thousand-armed Kannon is now transporting tourists around sightseeing spots in the city. Featuring some eighty gold-colored arms bent in the poses ...
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The old capital of Kyoto is associated first and foremost with classical culture, but what about androids? The temple Kodaiji in Kyoto has installed Mindar, the world's first android version of ...
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Sometimes it seems that you can't get away from Hello Kitty: everywhere you look, there's yet another unique product. Now there's another chance for fans of Sanrio's feline character to satisfy their ...
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Official Summer Olympic Games souvenir baseball jacket
Tokujin Yoshioka's Kou-an glass tea house was a huge success when it was shown in Kyoto in 2015. If you missed your chance to see it then or if you want to experience it again, it will be touring ...
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Kyoto might be best known for its temples and historical culture, but the ancient city now has a new attraction that uses the latest advances in technology. Moreover, it's sure to appeal to pretty ...
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The American chain Ace Hotel will open its first branch in Japan with a stunning new hotel, designed by Kengo Kuma and located on the site of the ShinPuhKan mall in central Kyoto. "A friendly ...
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Nestlé Japan has installed a new vending machine in Kyoto that lets you create personalized Japanese Kit Kat chocolates. The Travel Memories Kit Kat vending machine is located inside the Omiyage ...
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Boxed set of exclusive Japanese chocolate snacks
"Work, Nap, Work, Beer!" is the driving concept behind Kyoto's new coworking space andwork Kyoto. Set to open this month in the central Kawaramachi district, andwork Kyoto combines the comforts of a ...
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Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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Last week we reported on the growing bookstore boom in Tokyo that has seen Book and Bed, a bookshop-hotel, become such a hit that its customized pajamas sell out in minutes. Book and Bed Tokyo ...
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The surprise smash hit event of 2015 in Tokyo was the Shunga Exhibition, the first such large-scale public showing of erotic prints in Japan. 200,000 people packed the tiny Eisei Bunko Museum over ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
All year Japan has been going Star Wars crazy, not least because a certain film sequel is about to be unleashed on the world box office. This has lead to a slew of products and tie-ups. Some of ...
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Pass the Baton has opened a new designer thrift store in the heart of Kyoto. Located a short walk from Shijo Station in Gion, the old part of Kyoto, inside a 120-year-old wooden machiya ...
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"Schoolgirl Animals" is an exhibition currently running at BAMI Gallery in Kyoto until May 31st, featuring an array of beguiling images of female school students in their uniforms and other ...
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