Day 8: Kyoto
Around noon you will follow a cooking class in Kyoto where you can try to make your own ‘Dashi’ or Japanese soup bouillon. You will also receive explanation about the correct use of seasonings in dishes, such as soy sauce and sake, and you will eventually try to cook traditional Japanese dishes yourself! Afterwards you will be shown how you can present your self-made dish in an elegant way.
In the afternoon, you will experience the real ‘Japan’ by visiting the traditional districts of Kyoto, such as the famous Gion where you might get to see a Maiko, or Geisha, hurrying off to an appointment in the early evening. Visit the awe-inspiring Kiyomizudera Temple and wander around the surrounding little streets leading up to it to experience more of Kyoto’s traditional atmosphere. In the evening, the Kawaramachi and Sanjo areas are the best place to find a multitude of local bars and restaurants, as well as plenty of Karaoke opportunities, Gamecenters and other stores, such as the Disney Store.