Transfer to the train station
Travel from Takayama to Kyoto
Visit Sanjusangendo, the popular name for Rengeo-in, a temple in eastern Kyoto which is famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The temple was founded in 1164 and its present structures date from 1266. The main hall, at over 100 metres, is Japan’s longest wooden structure. In its centre sits one large Kannon, flanked on each side by 500 smaller statues, standing in neat rows side by side, each as tall as a human being.Kyoto is quintessentially Japan. Peaceful temples, lavish gardens, and majestic palaces combine to create a slice of Japan at its purest and most distilled. Witness Geishas darting from one liaison to the next, or amble through one of the famous bamboo thickets. The home of Japanese cuisine and wearing its rich culture on its sleeve, Kyoto is a truly magical city.
Indepth Evening with Geisha
Visit a private restaurant for a traditional multi course dinner in the company of a geisha or geiko as they are known in Kyoto. You will be entertained by a Maiko (apprentice geisha) for approximately 2.5 hours. The maiko will perform traditional dances and with the help of a guide/interpreter, ask questions about the geisha and their fascinating world. This is a special night of wonderful food and traditional entertainment with wonderful photo opportunities.
You will be staying at Hyatt Regency, Kyoto, Bed & Breakfast