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— by Tabea Greuner: After Starbucks opened shop in one of Kyoto’s old machiya townhouses to much fanfare, Hard Rock Cafe is set to follow suit in Gion, the entertainment district of Kyoto known for its narrow alleys and traditional wooden buildings. To blend in with the historic townscape, this new outpost, set to open on July 12, will do away with its signature guitar-shaped neon sign and instead, adopts the local custom of blue noren curtain and red lantern…

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June 19, 2019