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The walk that made me love Japan

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Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.
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Where to find Kyoto’s glow

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After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms.
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Living in... spiritual cities

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Imbued with a sense of the divine, these five locales are known for their religious histories and sacred spaces that attract visitors and devotees from around the globe.
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Cherry blossoms around the world

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While Japan is home to some of the most well-known cherry blossom scenes, many cities celebrate spring’s arrival with these beautiful blooming trees.


Autumn colours around the world

Venture into the leaf-strewn countryside with your camera in tow.


The art of Japan

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Local artists in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto reveal the mystery behind their craft, from silk-weaving to manga cartoons.
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