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What to Do in Kyoto

Meditation at Shinkoin Temple // (c) Janeen Christoff
Meditation at Shinkoin Temple // (c) Janeen Christoff

I love Japanese culture. From the off-beat style of Harajuku Girls to the movie “Lost in Translation,” I am fascinated by Japan. So during a visit to Kyoto, when my itinerary included meditation at a Japanese temple, dining on soba noodles, dressing up in a kimono and touring a museum devoted to manga (Japanese comics), I knew it was going to be an eye-opening day.

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Eating in Japan

Eating in Japan is an activity all its own. Don’t miss: Kobe beef, soba noodles, tofu and sushi. And that is just the first day!

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Childhood memories shopping for toys in Japan

I love toy shopping in Japan. There are so many fun toys from my childhood that are harder to find in the states, such as kewpie dolls and monchichi.

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