Ginkakuji temple - Kyoto, Japan


Adventure Holidays to Kyoto

With over 2000 temples, shrines and gardens, Kyoto is a treasure house of Japan's cultural heritage and remains undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Unlike many other Japanese towns it escaped the ravages of both the Second World War and modern urban development thereby keeping intact much of the spirit and architecture of traditional Japan. From the impressive Nijo castle, built in 1603 as a residence for the Tokugawa shoguns, to the famous Golden Temple of Kinkakuji, built in 1397 as a summer villa for the shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga and immortalised in Mishima Yukio's novel, 'The Golden Pavilion', there is a wealth of sites to indulge in. A must-see are also Gion and Pontocho, Kyoto's most famous geisha districts. Packed with bars, restaurants and traditional teahouses, they are at their most atmospheric in the early evening, when the lanterns are lit and apprentice geisha will flit about the back streets on their way to their appointments.

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Kyoto Adventure Holidays

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Japan Family Adventure

Journey from Kyoto to Tokyo while enjoying a wide range of cultural and family-friendly activities.

Family Group

Family Adventures
13 days inc. flights
From £4,199
Activity Level: Leisurely
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Cycling in Japan

Cycle the land of the Samurai, temples and geishas and explore the incredible cities of Tokyo and Kyoto

Guided Group Adventure Holidays, Tailormade Adventures

Cycling Adventures
16 days inc. flights
From £4,599
Activity Rating - Moderate/Challenging
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