With a history of over 1000 years as a Japan’s old capital, Kyoto embodies the epitome of refined and rich Japanese culture. Even set aside the 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, you can never complete your bucket list here as you come across new discoveries almost on a daily basis. As a company based in Kyoto, it goes without saying that the highlight of your travel happens here taking advantage of our strong relationships with the locals.
For first-timers, it’s highly recommended to see a golden pavilion in Kinkakuji Temple, countless red shrine gates in Fushimi Inari Shrine, a 13m high wooden stage in Kiyomizudera Temple, lavish interiors in Nijo Castle, and ever green bamboo forest in the Arashiyama district. Combine them with a privileged dinner with a maiko, a solemn Zen meditation with a monk, a peaceful tea ceremony with a tea master, a cultural-hands on experience with an artisan. Experience the perfection of cuisine in a kaiseki meal, discover how tasty tofu can be, empty a glass of Kyoto’s craft beer to chill. Spend a night in a private Buddhist temple or machiya townhouse for a change. Don’t miss a moment Kyoto shines the brightest.