A new Japanese capsule hotel in Kyoto allows guests to get a taste of the ryokan experience for a fraction of the price.
The leaves turn stunning shades of red, vermilion and gold across hillsides, inside temple grounds and around parks and gardens all over the country.
Each department store is crammed with shops carrying a dizzying array of high-quality groceries, perfect for a quick picnic lunch or a snack before hopping the train to the airport.
Catching a glimpse of a geisha, with her white face and brilliant kimono, scurrying to an appointment in the narrow streets of Kyoto’s Gion district is a moment of pure magic.
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