Kyoto events, 2011

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The year 2011 marks, respectively, 750 years and 800 years since the deaths of Shinran and Honen, important founders of two Japanese Buddhist sects. Memorial services will be held in Kyoto, Japan, March through January, with many events from March to late April. Most daily events will not be open to non-Buddhists.

Vacant hotel rooms in Kyoto will be scarce. Try near Osaka (30 minutes from JR Kyoto station) or Otsu (10 minutes). Contact the Japanese National Tourism Organization (in NY at 212/757-5640 or in CA, 213/623-1952, www.japantravelinfo.com).

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The year 2011 marks, respectively, 750 years and 800 years since the deaths of Shinran and Honen, important founders of two Japanese Buddhist sects. Memorial services will be held in Kyoto, Japan, March through January, with many events from March to late April. Most daily events will not be open to non-Buddhists.

Vacant hotel rooms in Kyoto will be scarce. Try near Osaka (30 minutes from JR Kyoto station) or Otsu (10 minutes). Contact the Japanese National Tourism Organization (in NY at 212/757-5640 or in CA, 213/623-1952, www.japantravelinfo.com).