Kyoto’s Sake Secret

December 9, 2018
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The sake town of Fushimi is as central to the story of Kyoto as Arashiyama or Higashiyama—and I hope you’ll take the time to see why.

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The Truth About Kyoto in Autumn

December 3, 2018
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Autumn in Kyoto was a magical experience, even though I somewhat knew what to expect.

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Cash Me Outside, Japan Edition

November 26, 2018
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It was not during my Nara day trip, at least not technically, that I evoked the catchphrase of the talkshow guest now known as Bhad Barbie.

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Final Blessing from the Daimyo

November 25, 2018
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I decided to begin this morning’s trip to Hikone Castle earlier than planned. It wasn’t until I was about a block from Kyoto Station, however, and I opened the HyperDia app to see what time the next train to Shiga Prefecture left, that I realized just how imminent my departure would be: In two minutes, […]

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Death and the Holy Mountain

November 24, 2018
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Death takes many forms, but no prisoners. 

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Arashiyama Bedlam

November 23, 2018
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If you spend enough time in Arashiyama, no matter how impassable the crowd becomes, you will eventually succumb to its magic.

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Are Tripods Illegal in Kyoto?

November 22, 2018
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Kyoto in November is delightful for everyone, but especially photographers.

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Osaka in a New Light

November 21, 2018
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I knew that my Osaka autumn trip would be successful as soon as I landed

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Tokyo to Osaka, Simplified

October 22, 2018
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Riding the train from Tokyo to Osaka is relatively simple, though there are some quirks you need to keep in mind.

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Where to Slurp Tokyo’s Best Ramen

October 8, 2018
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This list might not make a final determination for the best ramen in Tokyo, but it’ll help you find tasty noodle soup no matter where in the city you are.

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