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A sweet retreat in Toraya's tea rooms

| May 13, 2016

A sweet retreat in Toraya's tea rooms

Tokyoites could be forgiven for thinking Toraya is theirs as it has been based in Tokyo for more than a century. This famous teahouse and confectioner, however, has its origins in Kyoto. When the capital moved to Tokyo, Toraya followed suit, moving its operational ...

Kyoto's photographic slice of life

Apr 19, 2016

Kyoto's photographic slice of life

Kyotographie is growing up. The international photography festival, which runs for a month at various stunning venues throughout Kyoto, is in its fourth year. So far there have been no signs of growing pains, even if the Kyotographie team members appear a little exhausted ...