What to Expect
Kinkakuji temple, the golden pavilion.
one of the most popular places to visit in Kyoto. The pavilion building is extreamly unnatural, but it some how matches in the natural scenery.
Originally Built in 14th century, this pavilion has a unique structure and stories behind its beauty.
Ryoanji temple, the Zen rock garden.
This place has become very famous after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Unlike other Japanese gardens, this is a dry garden consists of rock and sand.
Imagination, is the key to enter the Japanese culture. I wonder what YOU see in this garden.
Gontaro, the delicious Udon or Soba noodle restaurant.
Udon(flour noodle) and soba(buckwheet noodle) has been very popular among Japanese people from the past.
My favorit is the Herring soba, which was originally born in Kyoto. Since Kyoto is surrounded by mountains, it was difficult to eat fresh sea food in the past. So they used preserved herring and ate with the soba to obtain enough nutrition.
Nijo castle, Where the age of Samurai ended.
This castle was the residence for the Tokugawa Shogun, the head Samurai on his visit to Kyoto.
This is the very place where the age of Samurai ended before the modernization.
You can enjoy fabulous art work in the original castle building from 400 years ago.
Gion, the flower district where Maiko lives
The street along Gion is lined with many souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
You can enjoy shopping and traditional atmosphere of the Gion streets, and if you are lucky enough, you might see Geiko and Maiko dressed in pretty Kimono.
The itinerary can be changed by your request. Please feel free to contact me.