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The Kyoto City Official Tourist Guide has produced an etiquette guide for foreign tourists featuring an array of unfriendly locals with tips on how not to annoy them. Among the tips are to remove hats and sunglasses when visiting shrines […]
One of the interesting things about Japan are the shotengai—which are a type of single-storied, covered mall. Unlike traditional malls however, some of them run in straight lines for a few city blocks, while others may contain a number of […]
For the second year running, Kyoto has been named as the world’s top travel destination by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Although the magazine targets travelers at the other end of the spectrum from Japan Cheapo, their readers do get around […]
If you're looking for adult goods in the Kansai area, visit Nobunaga Shoten, which has branches in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe.