Posts Tagged ‘ Kyoto ’

Kyoto and tourism pollution

Nov 8th, 2018 | By
Kyoto cherry blossom

It is concerned about the behaviour of visitors in the Gion-Shinbashi area of the city where relations between visitors and locals has reached the point where a committee of locals has been set up to encourage more courteous behaviour.

Where the experts holiday: Ruby Lovell, Sri Lankan author, film producer and hip hop artist

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

Sri Lankan author, film producer and hip hop artist, Ruby Lovell, shares her travel highs and lows

Seeing Jidai Matsuri

Oct 7th, 2016 | By
image of Junihitoe

How many readers know of the annual Jidai Matsuri festival, which commemorates the relocation of the Japanese capital from Kyoto to Tokyo in the nineteenth century and, is one of the city’s most celebrated event?.

Saturday snippets: 30th April 2016

Apr 30th, 2016 | By

Adrian finds that Hawaii isn’t promoting to visitors but to its own locals and Brazil hosts an exhibition in London t remind us that there is more to the country than just the Olympic Games.

Saturday snippets: 13th February 2016

Feb 13th, 2016 | By

Air passenger tax increases in Italy, higher charges at Universal in Florida and a failed attempt to set a minimum size catch Adrian’s attention this week

Christmas shopping in Kyoto

Sep 16th, 2015 | By

Kyoto has many attractions for the visitor but up until now, I hadn’t thought of it as a shopping venue and certainly not as a 12-13 hour flight away retail attraction.

The Gion Matsuri Festival

Jun 17th, 2015 | By

For many people, July in the Japanese city of Kyoto means only one thing – the Gion Matsuri Festival.

Saturday snippets: 7th February 2015

Feb 7th, 2015 | By

Two “m’s” – the military and meals occupy Adrian’s thoughts this week.

Saturday snippets: 31st January 2015

Jan 31st, 2015 | By
Nayarit river

It is a week of museum news and the growth of British tourists to Mexico as well as horse racing on ice! Adrian rounds up the lesser-covered stories of the week.

Spring in Kyoto

Jun 14th, 2013 | By

For centuries cherry blossom time has been celebrated in Japan, so it was with excitement that I found myself bound for Kyoto, cultural centre of Japan. It is great gardens for which Kyoto is famous and the first anyone wants to see the Zen dry garden Ryoan-ji.

Kyoto culture in the spring

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

Many people consider that spring is the best time to visit Japan. Why? Because of the cherry blossom