Better Know a Neighborhood: Arashiyama

When Tokyoites want to get away, they book it south to Kamakura and the beach. When Kyoto residents need a bit of green, they head west to the leafy suburbs of Arashiyama and Takao. Arashiyama doesn't even feel like a suburb. Step off the train and walk through the quiet streets and you'll be forgiven... Continue Reading →

Family Fun: Sagano Scenic Railway

One more entry from the recent "Kyoto series" and this one is for families. Kyoto is both a great and a difficult city for families. There are lots of open spaces and parks for kids to explore, but few tourist-oriented play centers or theme parks or hands-on museums. The Sagano Scenic Railway is a good... Continue Reading →

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