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Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan springtime in the historic Higashiyama district art dawn
Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto is the most popular tourist destination in Japan. With over 4,000 historical monuments, a historic streetscape, wonderful dining options and quaint scenery at every turn, a luxury holiday to Kyoto with Lightfoot Travel will charm you with its beauty and magic.

Spend your days ambling around the shrines and temples; visit Uji for the best green tea; and take part in a tea ceremony. Come nightfall, stroll into Gion which is full of cafes, restaurants and bars. This area is best known as home to Geisha and Maiko dancers.

Enjoy a day trip to Nara, famous for the Nara Deer Park which is home to over 1,000 sacred deer who have learned to bow for treats. A visit to the cosy fishing town of Ine, a couple of hour’s train ride away from Kyoto, will delight with its funaya (stilt houses) and emerald green waters.

For an authentic experience in Kyoto, Lightfoot Travel recommends staying in a traditional townhouse, characterised by tatami mat flooring, sliding doors and wooden engawa verandas, so you can really live it like a local.

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