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The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

Stage Feb 5, 2019

The actors hoping to save Kyoto University's Yoshida Dormitory

by Nobuko Tanaka

Students and stage fans will see whether a hastily arranged series of performances of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" this weekend can break a decades-long standoff over the closure of Japan's oldest student dormitory: the wooden Yoshida ryō (Yoshida Dormitory) at Kyoto University. The Japanese-style ...

Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

Travel Nov 23, 2018

Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

by Katherine Whatley

At the height of the splendor of the Heian Period (794-1185), lady-in-waiting to the Imperial Court, Murasaki Shikibu, wrote "The Tale of Genji," the story of imperial officer Hikaru Genji falling in and out of love with his various suitors. After centuries of war, ...

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 ...