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4 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

Sakura season in Kyoto

Cherry blossom season is a national obsession, with crowds gathering to see the blooms that line Kyoto’s canals and transform gardens into blankets of fairy floss.
Read more… 06 March 2012


Kyoto’s sacred spots

Religious sites are the main draw for many visitors to this Japanese city, and its 1,000 temples and 400 shrines are among the best examples of religious architecture on earth.
05 March 2012


Kyoto's living art of the geisha

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.
Read more… 03 August 2010


Kaiseki-ryori: Japanese haute cuisine

The zenith of Japanese gastronomy is kaiseki-ryōri, whose origins stem from the imperial court and which synthesises harmony, balance and an appreciation of the moment.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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