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Guide to Souvenir shopping for made in Japan Kimonos and Yukatas: what to buy

Made in Japan Kimonos, Yukatas or bathrobes–what’s the difference? If you browse the Japan travel forum of well-known website you’ll find plenty of questions from would-be visitors looking for the perfect Japanese souvenir, asking questions like, “where can I find a reasonably priced, easy-care kimono to lounge around in?” (more…)

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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka Shopping Street Ancient

Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka: Don’t slip on this Imperial era shopping street or you’ll be dead in 2 to 3 years.

Most of Kyoto looks like an average Japanese city, filled with modern, concrete buildings tied together by jumbles of telephone wires. So it wasn’t exactly a shock when we stepped off the train from Tokyo to a scene like this, just a regular day with people going about their business, like any other city. But […]

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