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Kyoto's Sagano Bamboo Forest: One of the most beautiful groves on Earth

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Kyoto, Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest is often featured on website lists highlighting the most beautiful woodlands in the world. Hogon-in Temple is found inside Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five major temples of Kyoto, located near the entrance of the Sagano Bamboo Forest. Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, are the most northerly-living non-human primates, say scientists. Mount Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park is home to some 100 of the cute — but occasionally aggressive — […]

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Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

There are 7 things that you need to know about Geisha, let find out more from the post!

Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. Geisha are found throughout Japan, but Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture. The city’s historic Gion district is probably the most popular place for seeing geisha. There are easy ways to distinguish between maiko (apprentices, pictured) and geisha. A maiko will have decorations such as flowers in her hair; […]

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