Kyoto Starts Here

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Planning a Kyoto itinerary requires organization and self-reflection, but it’s actually not that difficult.

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Autumn and Our Very Life Force

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Sometimes, perhaps more often than we’d like to think, our very life force floats in a cask of death.

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Nara—Maybe for the Night

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Visit Japan’s infamous urban deer on a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, or buck trends and stay the night.

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Road, Wing, Human

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The tourist trail is sometimes more enlightening than the philosopher’s path.

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Japan’s Most En-deer-ing Day Trip

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Its population of wild deer notwithstanding, Nara is also home to some of the world’s oldest architecture.

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Three Killer Days in Kyoto

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Three days in Kyoto is not enough time to absorb all the history and heritage the city has to offer, but it is enough to start a love affair that will keep you coming back year after year.

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Memoirs of a Gaysha

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Kyoto is about carving your own path through the history, heritage and chaos, not following the established tourist trail.

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