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Kyoto Seasons & Events Kyoto Sights

My top 10 places for enjoying cherry blossoms in Kyoto

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April 20, 2018

Cherry blossom season is always very tricky. This year, it came one week earlier then last year. 3 years ago, it was over after…

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Crafts & Handmade Interiors Kyoto Accommodation Kyoto Design

“DIALOGUE”, a Kyoto crafts exhibition in an unusual setting

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March 30, 2018

Kyoto Crafts Exhibition “DIALOGUE” was held at Hotel Kanra during the week-end of 17th and 18 March 2018. Set up under the theme of…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Craft Ateliers & Workshops Kyoto Design

Explore Kyoto craft scene with Kyoto Artisans Concierge

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February 25, 2018

When I came to Kyoto for the first time back in 2009, I was aiming to visit as many temples and shrines listed in…

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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto – Arigato Kyoto


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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto

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February 11, 2018

Asahiyaki is a pottery maker with a 400-year history situated in Uji, a small city south of Kyoto which is mostly famous for Byodo-in…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Celebrating Japan – Denmark 150 years with Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen

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November 16, 2017

2017 marks 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark. To celebrate this anniversary, Danish architect and designer Lars Vejen has designed new…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Hiyoshiya Contemporary : modern lighting by the ultimate Kyoto umbrella maker

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October 11, 2017

Established nearly 150 years ago, Hiyoshiya is actually the only producer of traditional Kyo-wagasa, Kyoto-style umbrellas. All this time, the company has been working with…

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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Sowgen Brocante

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July 7, 2017

When he was a child, the owner of Sowgen Brocante always had a few small stones and other precious to the child’s heart things…

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Green world of Gio-ji temple – Arigato Kyoto


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Kyoto Gardens Kyoto Temples

Green world of Gio-ji temple

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June 9, 2017

My first trip to Japan was in July 2009. After the rainy season, Kyoto was so green! That time, I had the impression that…

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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017 – Arigato Kyoto


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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017

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April 28, 2017

I’m so glad I could pay a visit to the Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market which was held annually at the Former Rissei Elementary…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples)

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January 23, 2017

Kyusho-in and Ryosoku-in are both sub-temples of Kennin-ji, which is the oldest zen temple in Kyoto. Sometimes I go to Kennin-ji for zazen sessions.

Unlike…

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