Kyoto

How (not) to drink the world's best whisky

How (not) to drink the world's best whisky

Being one of only three distilleries in Japan hasn't stopped the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 from topping Jim Murray's "Whisky Bible"
How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

As the ancient capital's traditional 'machiya' houses continue to disappear, a small group is trying to preserve these wooden pieces of history
Look, but don't stare! Hanging out with Kyoto's macaques

Look, but don't stare! Hanging out with Kyoto's macaques

A CNN iReporter proves you don't have to brave winter weather to see Japan's adorable "snow monkeys" in action
Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Ritz-Carlton's arrival means high-end travelers no longer have to fight over the city's few luxury ryokans
Kyoto's Sagano Bamboo Forest: One of the most beautiful groves

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

Though it's the beauty of the bamboo that brings in the masses, those distinct rustling sounds have become an attraction in their own right
Travel + Leisure survey names world's best cities

Travel + Leisure survey names world's best cities

New destination crowned after turmoil-hit Bangkok exits the magazine's top 10
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

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

Always wanted to photograph a geisha? It's worth brushing up on your geiko/maiko etiquette first
iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
CNNGo TV in Osaka and Kyoto: the historic heart of Japan

CNNGo TV in Osaka and Kyoto: the historic heart of Japan

A 500-year-old noodle shop, a coffee shop that sells antiques and a watery fortune are just a few of the things we explore in this episode
Geisha-in-training hit the streets:

Geisha-in-training hit the streets: "We are alive and well"

Young apprentice geisha try to drum up a tourism revival for typhoon-hit Kyoto

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