Fire breaks out at restaurant in Kyoto's Gion geisha district

National Jul 9, 2019

Fire breaks out at restaurant in Kyoto's Gion geisha district

A fire broke out Monday at a restaurant in an area of Kyoto popular with tourists, engulfing several neighboring buildings, police said. The fire occurred at around 9:15 p.m. at a restaurant on the main street of the Gion geisha district, where there are numerous ...

Kyoto works to disperse crowds amid fears of 'overtourism'

National Nov 8, 2018

Kyoto works to disperse crowds amid fears of 'overtourism'

The city of Kyoto, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, is aiming to attract travelers to lesser-known spots to ease "overtourism" that has increased complaints among both visitors and locals. Having been rated highly in foreign travel magazine polls, the number of visitors ...

Dodging tourist traps in Kyoto

Travel Sep 10, 2004

Dodging tourist traps in Kyoto

by Eric Johnston

Ebisugawa has a vast array of small shops that sell dozens of varieties of high-quality green tea and traditional Kyoto sweets, as well as bric-a-brac stores that are a bargain-hunter's dream.