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Kyoto Holidays

The image of classical Japan, Kyoto was Japan’s capital for over 1,000 years, taking over from Nara in the 8th century and replaced by Tokyo in the 19th. The city has learned the art of balancing its incredibly old, rich culture (17 sites are listed as UNESCO World Heritage here) with the contemporary world, meaning you can explore anything from ancient Buddhist temples and elaborate palaces to the art of manga and nouveau cuisine. Long a centre of religion, culture, food and art, it is in the quiet backstreets and tranquil temples that Kyoto’s traditional soul dwells – hurrying between engagements with the flawless geisha, in the tea ceremony or in the quiet contemplation of a zen garden – whilst it can be easy to miss, it’s also easy to find.

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holiday duration 11 Days from
holiday price 4,190pp

Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with futuristic cities, imperial heritage and magnificent nature, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.

holiday duration 13 Days from
holiday price 4,590pp

Japan is a country of captivating contrasts, where ancient gods rub shoulders with modern technology, skyscrapers give way to paddy fields and bustling crowds disperse into the classical gardens. This tour is the perfect introduction to this fascinating archipelago.

holiday duration 13 Days from
holiday price 4,890pp

Traditional versus modern, nature versus urban – Japan is a land of contrasts. This exhilarating tour encompasses it all, delving deeper into Japan's rich past, present and future, covering robot restaurants to tranquil temples to potent saké and all that's in-between

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Five Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Fushimi Inari-Taisha
A passageway of vermillion torii (shrine gates) winding across a forested hillside, Fushimi Inari-Taisha is one of Kyoto’s most memorable sights.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji is one of Kyoto’s most popular sights, and it’s easy to see why! This entirely golden pavilion sits amongst gardens complete with reflective pond.

This tranquil Zen garden is considered Japan’s most famous. Whilst the meaning of the garden is not none, it is thought to be a puzzle set by a Zen Master for his students.

Gion is Japan’s best known Geisha district, an area full of old-style architecture and teahouses. If you’re lucky on your visit, you may see a geisha scurrying to her next appointment.

Tea Ceremony
A tea ceremony is quintessentially Japanese, and a wonderfully calming process. Witness the ceremony of cleansing of the utensils, preparing the tea and finally its pouring and serving.  

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