We recommend this have-it-all plan to people visiting Kyoto for the first time. Enjoy all the highlights of Kyoto plus special Japanese traditional culture and craft experience. We have selected a stay at Kyo-machiya (traditional wooden town house in Kyoto) guest house instead of the usual hotel or ryokan.

Route and Time

Day 1: Sanju-Sangen-do Temple(30min) >> Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine(60min) >> (Lunch break 60min) >> Ginkaku-ji Temple(30min) >> Tea ceremony (dress yourself in beautiful kimono)(120min) >> Kiyomizu-dera Temple(30min) >> A Walk through Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka(30min) >> Dinner with Maiko and/or Geisha in Gion(120 min) >> Stay in Kyo-machiya guest house

Day 2: Kinkaku-ji Temple(30min) >> Ryoan-ji Temple(30min) >> Togetsu-kyo Bridge(10min) >> Hougon-in Temple(30min) >> A stroll through the bamboo groves in Nonomiya(30min) >> (Lunch break 60min) >> Traditional craft experience in Shoryu-en(60min) >> Tenryu-ji Temple(30mi) >> Nijo-jo Castle(60M)