Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto gets into “Cool Japan” with the first museum in the world devoted to Japanese comics.

Kinkaku-ji

Kyoto’s most elaborate Zen temple, the Golden Pavilion, was built as a retirement home for a fourteenth-century shogun.

Kyō-ryōri

Experience Kyoto’s sophisticated food culture from the ultimate kaiseki multi-course banquet to the simple pleasures of obanzai Kyoto home-style cooking.

Green tea

Visit the tea fields of Uji and later enjoy the sophisticated macha salons of Kyoto and a traditional tea ceremony.

Miho Museum

Stunning art museum designed by I.M. Pei, in a dramatic setting deep in the mountains of Shiga Prefecture.

Tōdai-ji

In the ancient capital city of Nara, the world’s largest wooden building houses a monumental bronze Buddha.

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