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Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also use yo...
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The ancient city of Kyoto was the capital of Imperial Japan for over a thousand years, and is still one of the most important cities in the country. Where the rest of the Japanese urban landscapes have become incredibly modernized, Kyoto remains true to its heritage, and remains is a sightseeing traveler’s delight, with ancient shrines, a unique culture, and beautiful views. Travel to this historic Japanese city now with our Kyoto tours and activities.
Quickly experience the best that Kyoto has to offer with a Kyoto in One Day tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Nijo Castle, where the Tokugawa clan’s leader resided, and Kinkaku-ji, an incredible Japanese garden. Walk through the Imperial Palace, where the Imperial Family of Japan once resided, and Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden edifice in Japan famous for its 1,001 statues of the bodhisvatta deity, Kannon. Have a Japanese-styled lunch during the trip to replenish your energy.
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Kyoto with a tour through the Zen gardens and landscapes. Witness the ancient Japanese artform of landscape design on a three-hour walking seminar hosted by docents, or scholars with advanced degrees in their fields. Take in the beautiful views of architecture like the Mirror Pond, which completely reflects the pavilion and represents the use of water and stone in landsacep architecture. Marvel at the Karesansui Garden and Ninna-ji. Learn more about the philosophy and culture of the Japanese through how they designed the places they lived in.
Watch Kyoto transform into a different world with a night tour, where the hustle and bustle of the city give way to a more tranquil evening setting. Start at a traditional Japanese inn, where you can participate in an authentic tea ceremony, before having a candlelit Zen dinner that is designed to provide a great nutritional balance. Stroll down the Gion Historical Preservation District and see ochoyas, or traditional Japanese tea houses with performances of Maiko and Geiko. Witness performances from old Japan such as Noh and Bunraku. Learn more about the tea ceremony, and marvel at the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana.
Leave the city limits and enjoy the natural beauty of Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama. Immerse yourself in a rural atmosphere and walk through a beautiful bamboo grove, visiting Zen temples as you proceed, including a trip to Tenryuji, considered the best temple in all Kyoto. Go to Togetsu Bridge, a great landmark of Saga-Arashiyama, and visit shops and cafes.