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Kyoto Filming Locations – The Challenge (1982)

In my review of this film last year I said that the grounds of the Shokoku-ji buddhist temple in Northern Kyoto were used throughout and that they have supposedly remained unchanged since it was founded in 1382. That may be … Continue reading

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The Alternative Tour Of Kyoto

   An article recently appeared in The Japan Times saying that Kyoto was really feeling the burden of increased tourism in recent years with locals complaining that they can’t even board buses when they need to as they’re packed full … Continue reading

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Otagi Nenbutsu Temple And The Bamboo Forest In Arashiyama

   In recent years the bamboo forest in Arashiyama has grown and grown in popularity among foreign visitors and even ranked as their number one

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Kyoto Filming Locations: The Yakuza (1974)

Most people know that ‘Memoirs Of A Geisha‘ (2005) and ‘The Last Samurai‘ (2003) were filmed in Kyoto. It was briefly in ‘Lost In Translation‘ (2003) and also featured in the likes of ‘Wasabi‘ (2000), ‘The Challenge‘ (1982), ‘Mastermind‘ (1976) … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Fushimi-Inari Shrine (Kyoto)

  For the last couple of years this wonderful place has been voted by foreign tourists as the number one site in Japan and it’s quite easy to see why but it hasn’t always been that way for this is actually … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt IV: Kyoto

Going to Kyoto in the Golden Week holiday season was one event that was filling me with dread ahead of our trip to the ancient city, and though it was inevitably busy it was never quite as bad as I … Continue reading

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