Impact Hub Kyoto strives to be a place where people with a strong desire to change society and the world can gather, learn from each other and find new solutions. We believe, however, that in order for sustainable change to come about, we must first embrace change in ourselves... -Impact HUB Kyoto Last Wednesday (June 18th) we held our second Kyoto Bloggers Meeting at a new … [Read more...]
Inside Kyoto – An Excellent Resource for All Kyoto Lovers!
Last year Chris Rowthorn, of Lonely Planet fame, gave his personal website, Inside Kyoto a complete revamp. And what a transformation! Inside Kyoto has become an indispensable resource for anyone, whether visiting Kyoto or resident here. If you are looking for places to stay, places to eat, transport information or touring itineraries - it is all there! Basically, Chris has … [Read more...]
Kyoto & Poetry on Japan Navigator
Ad Blankestijn, the writer of the Japan Navigator site, is an incredibly prolific blogger on all kinds of subjects, among them travel, history, art, literature, film, music, Japanese cuisine and sake. So many subjects in fact, it is quite hard to keep track. Readers of this blog will certainly be interested in his ongoing (and ambitious) Kyoto Guide. This post for example, on … [Read more...]
A Change of Tack
The March issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide is now available and with it my piece recommending other useful websites for online information on our great city. One of the sites I recommend in the article is the new Kyoto Journal site, whose ever shifting deadline for release has now moved from "the end of January" to "spring" (so I'm thinking maybe August). Though the new site … [Read more...]
Kyoto is the spiritual, artistic, and cultural center of Japan. It is also the home to a thriving tourist industry, attracting nearly five million visitors in 2009. It is the city that all visitors to Japan go to. Its 17 World Heritage Sites are spread throughout the city, easily accessible. The city was laid out in checkerboard fashion, some 1200 years ago, following the … [Read more...]