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Sakura, Beauty in Brevity

Sakura heralds the start of spring in Japan. There's nothing quite like the sight of those first precious petals to raise the spirits and push the dreary winter blues to the back of the mind.

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Celebrating 30 Years of KYOTO VISITOR'S GUIDE
The New Step for the decades to come

July 2016 marks the celebratory 30th anniversary since the KYOTO VISITOR'S GUIDE (KVG) was first published. KVG was created by AD BRAIN Inc. as a way to promote Kyoto as an international destination for tourists and international conference participants.

Compared to the city's almost eternal history over 1200 years as Japan's national capital, 30 years is only a short period of time. However, as a pioneer of a monthly English publication which has consistently provided useful, meaningful and interesting information for overseas tourists in Japan, we are proud to commemorate our 30th anniversary with you.

We will continue to work hard to make KVG an excellent combination of essential and practical information, and make it an even more interesting and memorable magazine for visitors from around the world. Thank you very much for your continued support and cooperation.
July, 2016
Kyoto Visitor's Guide

Kyoto Visitor's Guide 300th Issue Special Feature

Kagai - The Sublime Heritage of Kyoto
The everlasting world of Geiko and Maiko

In July 1987, the celebratory first issue of Kyoto Visitor’s Guide was launched and distributed in the city. KVG has presented diverse information and articles for foreign visitors to Kyoto. This very issue is the commemorative 300th issue. KVG will continue to provide useful, educational and interesting information for all of our readers now and in the future. (Aug. 2015)

Thank you for your interest in Kyoto and the Kyoto Visitor's Guide.

The Kyoto Visitor's Guide (in print since 1987) offers visitors to Kyoto
a great source of up-to-date tourist and travel information: in clear, easy-to-understand English.
In this excellent guide (and online) you will find useful information about:
1) Kyoto's best hotels, ryokans, youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, etc.
2) Kyoto's finest restaurants, bars and cafes
3) places to buy and see Japanese handicrafts
4) suggestions for recommended local walking tours (and great maps in the print version)
5) places to experience tea ceremony and other popular Japanese cultural forms
6) detailed monthly information on ceremonies, rituals, and festivals at Kyoto countless temples and shrines
7) detailed information on what is on at Kyoto many museums
8) tour and personal guide and business service options
9) essential Japanese. For a truly memorable stay in Kyoto,
visit the Kyoto Visitor's Guide homepage @ !!!