Kyoto Warnings and Dangers

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    The stores outside the Heian Temple
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    Some gift items for sale
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    More stores beside the temple
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  • 1. Scams

    At 650 yen a pop most people bought two or three of these "Johnny Jumpers". Hey, that seems like a bargain to the duped customers handing over the Yen. A couple of thousand Yen and they're already...

  • 2. Street Safety

    As stated before, Japanese bike riders and pedestrains do get a little close to you when you transerse their sidewalks. What I find is that they are really just trying to second guess where you'll be...

  • 3. Credit Cards

    Bicycles can hit you because they never ring...and your credit card do not work in Kyoto (Mcdonalds included), only the national credit cards work so get your enough amount of cash before your visit...

  • 4. Parents beware!!!

    Some shops close to the Heian Temple (left side of the temple) sells x-rated stuff. Also, most of the Seven Eleven stores all over Japan sell Adult x-rated...

  • 5. Kansai Thru Pass

    Make sure you read carefully the Guidemap of the Kansai Thru Pass as there are some bus lines and subway lines that it doesn't cover. For example, the Nara bus...

  • 6. Beware of the deers!

    If you go to Nara, one of the sights you're sure to visit is the Nara National Park wherein there are lots of 'tamed' deers roaming around. Most of the deers...

  • 7. June rainy season, September typhoons

    May is lovely with spring blossoms and blue skies most of the time. October and November have the cool autumn air and red maple leaves. That aside, here are the...

  • 8. Wires! All over the place

    So not a danger, but just a warning. If you have seen the brochures of Japan the certainly don't show you this. Telephone and electricity supply wires are...

  • 9. No Toilet Paper!

    Many public toilets in Japan are squat toilets that do not provide toilet paper. So, you know those little packets of tissues? Bring them everywhere you go!...

  • 10. For the Females... Not as Safe as You Think!!

    Japan really is a fairly safe country. here is, however, a tendancy for foreigners to get a little TOO relaxed!!I had a wake-up call my first week here when a...

  • 11. Beware the cold

    Be careful if you are from a warm clime and you come to Japan to teach. I taught for three years at a junior high school in Japan and there are no heaters in...

  • 12. BEWARE: Fake English!!

    Let's English!When I first came to Japan, I didn't really expect to see too many English signs. But I was mildly surprised to see most Japanese street signs (in...


    I stayed at this temple on Oct 13, 2002. The price was good (3000yen/pp) and the location convenient (located next to Kodaiji Temple and about 10-15mins from...

  • 14. Stay away from I.S.E....

    Stay away from I.S.E. Dormitory. (International Student Exchange or something like that) near Heian Shrine. The rooms are dirty, roach infested, it costs...

  • 15. In the serene peace that is at...

    In the serene peace that is at the Zen-garden of the Ryoanji-temple. Many find total relaxation in the simplicity of the garden or in meditation ... DO NOT FALL...

  • 16. if you are easily spooked, do...

    if you are easily spooked, do not follow the warm sparkled lit up lanterns in a remote jinja midst the woods, on the mountains at night...the celebration of the...

  • 17. Web Resources.


  • 18. Travel during peak period

    Try not to travel during peak period. Kyoto will be crowded with tourist all around the world and also the people from outskirt of Kyoto will be visiting it.

  • 19. Na uliciach treba davat pozor,...

    Na uliciach treba davat pozor, aby vas neprevalcovala horda japonskych 'pionierok' rutiacich sa z nejakej prazdninovo-skolskej akcie.

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