Pre & Post Kyoto Tour

Kyoto is quite simply stunning. It was the nation’s former capital and a former residence of the emperor from 794 until 1868. Japan’s seventh largest metropolis, Kyoto today has a population of around 1.4 million and is a vibrant cultural city offering an array of temples, shrines and other historically captivating structures to discover.

With over 2,000 religious buildings including 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and associated architecture, Kyoto is one of the best preserved cities in Japan with no less than 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

During our excursion, an expert guide reveals the city’s narrow alleyways where tea houses abound and kimono-clad geisha hurry from elegant function to function, providing a rare insight to the city’s timeless traditions. Awarded ‘Best City in Asia’ at the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in 2011, Kyoto offers the chance to step back in time with all the comforts of modern day Japan.