As coronavirus spreads, Kyoto launches campaign to bring back tourists; Alex Bresler; Matador Network

Just in time for cherry blossom season.

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The Million Yen Temple Experience: Kyoto’s Ninnaji; Nippon.com

A ¥1 million overnight stay plan at Ninnaji, a World Heritage site, has been in the spotlight recently. Why would a celebrated Kyoto temple take this high-end commercial route? Nippon.com look at what this hospitality program means for the temple, interview guests for their reactions, and experience part of the accommodation plan ourselves.

Source: The Million Yen Temple Experience: Kyoto’s Ninnaji

Top 5 Must-See Kansai Hotspots – As Recommended By 164 Foreign Visitors!; Live Japan

Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara – three major cities found in the Kansai region – are among the more popular destinations foreign tourists love to visit. As part of the Destination Kansai project, the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry conducted a survey with 167 foreign residents and compiled a list of exciting must-visit hotspots that will no doubt interest anyone planning for a trip to the region, and they have arranged these places into a convenient ranking list for your quick reference!

Source: Top 5 Must-See Kansai Hotspots – As Recommended By 164 Foreign Visitors! – LIVE JAPAN

Japan’s Emerald Carpets: The Cultural Importance and Environmental Promise of Moss; Oishi Yoshitaka; Nippon.com

Japanese have long had a fondness for moss, whether in the wild or cultivated in a garden. An expert looks at the plant’s cultural significance and ecological importance.

Source: Japan’s Emerald Carpets: The Cultural Importance and Environmental Promise of Moss

Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking); Live Japan

Here are the best temples in Kyoto, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Live Japan’s ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, To-ji Temple, Jingo-ji Temple…

Source: Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking)

Kyoto Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples Around Arashiyama (October 2019 Ranking); Live Japan

Here are the most popular temples around Arashiyama and Uzumasa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Their ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Jingo-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji…

Source: Kyoto Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples Around Arashiyama (October 2019 Ranking)

Man arrested for writing graffiti on centuries-old Kyoto temple did so for extremely weird reason; Casey Baseel; Japan Today

Kyoto has long been considered the cultural heart of Japan, and with good reason. For centuries, the city’s temples, gardens, and other scenic sights have been prompting poets and painters to move brush and pen with their serene beauty. However, last Sunday one would-be man of culture went too far when…

Source: Man arrested for writing graffiti on centuries-old Kyoto temple did so for extremely weird reason

Nijo Castle; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History

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Kyoto’s Ninnaji: Pagoda in a Sea of Blossoms; Fujii Kazuyuki; Nippon.com

Ninnaji, a Kyoto temple with an imperial pedigree, is known for late-blooming omuro cherry trees with comparatively short trunks.

Source: Kyoto’s Ninnaji: Pagoda in a Sea of Blossoms

The 5 most breathtaking shrines and temples in Kyoto, Japan; Amanda Gabriele; Matador Network

Find zen.

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Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji; Japan Info

Without a doubt, Kyoto has become one of tourist’s favorites in Japan because of its intact and well preserved cultural heritage sites. It is nestled with numerous shrines and temples as well as beautiful nature that turns into inflamed shades of red in autumn or colorful blooms in spring. There’s a lot of places to wander in Kyoto whether you want to find inner tranquility with nature or an intimate experience with the Japanese culture.

Source: Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji – Japan Info

Byodoin Temple; GaijinPot Travel

The ¥10 temple.

Source: Byodoin Temple – GaijinPot Travel

14 BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES IN KYOTO EVERY CULTURE BUFF NEEDS TO VISIT; Julee Ooi; Lady Iron Chef

Kyoto’s biggest attractions would probably be the sheer number of traditional temples. Here are 14 best temples you must visit in Kyoto.

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A guide to all of Kyoto’s UNESCO world heritage sites; Asha Mehta; Odigo

If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it…

Source: A guide to all of Kyoto’s UNESCO world heritage sites | Tokyo Creative