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[Local College Students Tell All!] All About the Bunny Shrine, Kyoto’s Higashi Tenno Okazaki Shrine

When it comes to sightseeing spots in Kyoto, shrines and temples are at the top of the list. However, many people might think it is rather difficult to find out what one needs to see and do when visiting these places. Therefore, this beginner’s guide will show how to enjoy some recommended shrines and temples. Check out the Higashi Tenno Okazaki Shrine, also known as the “Usagi Shrine,” where the rabbit motif statues and blessed goods are popular!
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Spend Your Time Like the Locals! 10 Rental Properties Convenient for Sightseeing in Osaka

Although there are many hotel and inns in Osaka, the appeal of renting private residences is that you get to live like the locals right? When choosing a private residences, there is a broad range of choices based on the number of people, your travel goals, budget etc. Here are 10 recommended private residences that are useful when visiting Osaka’s major sightseeing areas.
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[Local College Students Tell All!] A Beginner’s Guide for Making the Most Out of the Kyoto City Bus System

Kyoto City Buses help immensely when you want to go around to the many sightseeing spots in the city effectively. However, people often say things like the routes are complicated and that they do not know the system. Local students introduce the knack of using the city buses wisely! Here is a beginner’s guide!
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10 Selected Hotels Associated with the Tale of Genji in Uji, Kyoto

Uji in Kyoto where visitors can find Byodoin and Ujigami Jinja. It is also famous for the remarkable reflection in the water of Byodoin Ho-oh-doh, and one of Japan’s oldest bridges, the Uji Bridge, which spans the Uji River. This area is also considered to be a top producer of tea and matcha-flavored confectioneries and other sweets that appeal to all types of visitors. Wouldn’t you like to experience feeling the atmosphere of the Heian period in the city that is associated with “Genji Monogatari” (The Tale of Genji)?
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Sakura in Full Bloom! Don’t Miss it! 15 Hanami Spots around Osaka [2017 Edition]

Osaka is a very popular tourism spot for travelers domestic and international alike. thanks to their cuisine like okonomiyaki and takoyaki, comedy, and more. During the cherry blossom season of March and April, there are many places where you can enjoy beautiful sakura. During festivals, many food stalls are set up, so you can fully enjoy the sight of the flowers as you eat delicious food.
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Comfortable and budget-friendly! 10 Recommended Business Hotels in the Umeda Area

Recently, the area around Umeda has become a very popular sightseeing spot thanks to the opening of facilities like large department stores and the big shopping complex Grand Front Osaka. Umeda keeps developing with different restaurants and shopping zones, but there are still reasonably priced business hotels that will offer you a satisfying stay.
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You won’t get lost with this! A Complete Guide to Kyoto Station, the Entrance to the Old Capital

Kyoto Station is used by a majority of foreign tourists that come to Japan. It’s a terminal station with shinkansen, regular trains, buses, and other sorts of transportation available. Learn how to use Kyoto Station efficiently without getting lost! Also learn more about convenient spots and services that foreign tourists can use while they’re there.
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