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Petals of wonder

1 Cherry blossoms herald spring's arrival. They symbolise the fleeting nature of human life. They bloom for a month and then fade away quickly.

Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am

Life of geisha still alluring for girls

Wrapped in a beige satin kimono, with her face painted white and the edges of her eyes defined in crimson, 15-year-old Tomitae debuted as a maiko - or 'novice geisha' - at the annual Gion Odori, or dance performance, in Kyoto last month.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Japan joy for Snow Fairy

Defending Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup heroine, Snow Fairy, shrugged off the ills of bug bites and lameness to take another Group One Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup in Kyoto, Japan, yesterday and trainer Ed Dunlop confirmed Hong Kong would be her next stop.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Meet and greet

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Where is Dennis?

Young Post mascot Dennis has been travelling around the world this summer. Be the first to guess where he is, and discuss your favourite travel destinations with YP readers.

Go to yp.scmp.com > Over to You YP > forum to post your answer.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Big deal

Tiglion Travel is selling a two-night package to Kyoto from HK$4,390 per person, twin share (single travellers are charged an extra HK$500), with accommodation at the New Miyako (miyakohotels.ne.jp).

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Wen scores runs with Japanese as trip winds down

Premier Wen Jiabao scored a diplomatic home run yesterday when he practised pitching and batting with students at a Japanese university baseball field.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Premier visits Zhou Enlai memorial

Premier Wen Jiabao visited a restored monument dedicated to predecessor Zhou Enlai to show China's sincerity about repairing the Sino-Japanese ties that the late leader played a key role in normalising.

'I have a special feeling about laying flowers here,' Mr Wen said on the final day of his three-day trip.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


1 Kyoto Tower

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A walk on the mild side

Hand over about 10,000 yen (HK$650) in Kyoto and you can have yourself made-up to look like a maiko, or apprentice geisha, at one of several establishments. Customers are dressed, made-up, fitted with koppori clogs, photographed then, if they choose, they can totter away with coquettish trepidation for some time in the outside world.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am