Posts tagged Kyoto
Why I love Kyoto (and why you should too)

My third years are doing an interview project in class right now, and one of the groups decided to ask me which place in Japan is my favorite. And honestly, it was a no-brainer. Even though I've spent the most time out here in rural Hyogo, and even though Okinawa gets me on a ~spiritual~ level, I'm pretty sure Kyoto will always be number one. 

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Colors and Crowds: Fall in Kyoto

For most of my life, Fall was nothing more to me than an abstract concept, something that I saw on TV that probably happened somewhere but didn't affect me. September through November in the islands doesn't bring with it the vibrant colors and shorter days that it does elsewhere. Heck, the temperature hardly even changes. So it wasn't until I started college in Chicago that I really got to experience Fall

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Kyoto's Jidai Matsuri & A Return Home

Considered by many to be the cultural center of Japan, Kyoto draws visitors from around the country - and the world - all year long. Particularly busy, however, are the Fall and Spring when the red maple leaves and pink cherry blossoms frame the historic buildings, enhancing their natural beauty. Kicking off the Fall tourist season is one of Kyoto's three main festivals, Jidai Matsuri.

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