Kyoto, Japan-Expert Advice For Your Ultimate Japanese Cultural Experience

Kyoto, Japan once the imperial capital of the country is located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. Known as the city of 10,000 shrines Kyoto offers an abundance of history and culture.

Unlike Tokyo, Kyoto was spared from heavy bombings by U.S. Forces during WW ll with many  shrines and temples of the city pre-dating this era. Arashiyama

To get some expert advice on how best to spend your time and get the most out of your stay in the city I spoke with Niall Gibson expert guide, travel planner and managing director ofKyoto Fun and from his home Kyoto. 

Arashiyama is located on the western outskirts of Kyoto. It’s filled with Buddhist Temples, shrines and the world-famous Bamboo Grove. When’s the best time to visit? What other sites and experiences are possible in Arashiyama?

A visit to Gion, the traditional neighborhood of Kyoto is always high on most everyone’s list as it’s one of the best places to spot real Geishas, or Geikos, (Kyoto), or Geikos in training, Maikos.  But how do you tell the difference between a real Geiko and a tourist in a kimono on a cultural experience tour?

Join me for answers to these questions from my guest Niall Gibson, in this episode of Far East Adventure Travel.


About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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