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, an hour’s train ride away from Kyoto, will delight with its funya (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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