Step back in time to Japan’s rich, traditional past with a tailored tour of Kyoto, including a day trip to Nara, the 8th-century capital of Japan. Wander through Kyoto’s warrens of narrow lanes and traditional shops as you explore some of the most renowned architecture of Japan. You’ll even gain a deeper understanding of Japanese cuisine with a hands-on cooking class.
Led by an expert Backyard Travel guide, a walking tour of Kyoto’s best highlights will reveal insider knowledge and history of the fascinating city. You’ll visit World Heritage Sites such as Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and Kiyomizu-dera.
You’ll spend time engrossed in the art of Japanese food exploring Nishiki Market, also known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen,” and learn about the flavor profiles and traditional techniques of Japanese cuisine in a cooking class in a traditional wooden townhouse
On a day trip, you’ll absorb the sights and sounds of Nara, which was the capital of Japan for just 74 years. In Nara, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some spectacular temples and shrines such as Todaiji (Great Eastern Temple), Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall), and Kasuga-taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine) before returning to Kyoto for a last-minute exploration before you return to Kansai International Airport for your return flight or onward journey.