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Kyoto, Japan: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Kana Hattori
Kyoto, Japan: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Kana Hattori

Kyoto, Japan: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Kana Hattori


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Kyoto is a captivating destination with almost 1100 years of history as a capital of Japan before Tokyo, and it's where Japan's refined art and culture flourished – catering to imperial court nobles, shoguns and samurais. Within city limits, we can explore 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful architecture, breathtakingly beautiful gardens, exquisite traditional art and crafts, and delectable cuisine and sweets. Visitors often wonder what to prioritize experiencing during short stays, so in the company of a local guide we will discuss 10 cannot-miss attractions in this charming city.

This lecture will focus on practical information of the city's top 10 highlight landmarks – ranging from sites to see, food to eat, trails to hike, art to experience, and day trips from Kyoto, with transportation information.

Led by a local expert and national-licensed guide, Kana Hattori, this interactive lecture will help participants best plan their next adventure to Kyoto. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge and confidence to enjoy this beautiful magical city.

Kana is a qualified tea master of Urasenke Tea Ceremony School and is an experienced national-licensed guide. She holds a BA in English from Doshisha University, Kyoto, and another BA in Japanese Classical and Traditional Arts from Kyoto University of Arts and Design. She enjoys playing the shamisen, a 3-stringed traditional music instrument that geisha ladies also play, and also performing Noh, 650-year-old Japanese classical theater. The Zen philosophy—to live in the moment—has always been a core tenet of her life.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

60 minutes

Customer Reviews

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Sharon (Brooklyn, US)
So informative!

Kana never disappoints. So helpful with descriptions, details on getting to all of the sites, and beautiful photos.

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Barbara Kyse (San Antonio, US)
Outstanding program

Makes me wish that I was able to travel to Japan to see all these wonderful places.

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Mica Ward (Denver, US)
Beam Me to Kyoto!

I can't wait to see Kyoto! I know I'll be there in January, but I believe that will see much of the beauty of the city. I appreciate Kana's input and guidance!

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Nancy Ringey (Florence, US)
Looking Forward to Kyoto

Beautiful slide presentation with just enough narrative. Good Q&A time after presentation.

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Sharon (Princeton, US)
Informative and Well Organized Lecture

Kana presents a thoughtful, well-organized lecture about Kyoto with beautiful photographs and tons of helpful tips about planning a trip there.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Sharon (Brooklyn, US)
So informative!

Kana never disappoints. So helpful with descriptions, details on getting to all of the sites, and beautiful photos.

B
Barbara Kyse (San Antonio, US)
Outstanding program

Makes me wish that I was able to travel to Japan to see all these wonderful places.

M
Mica Ward (Denver, US)
Beam Me to Kyoto!

I can't wait to see Kyoto! I know I'll be there in January, but I believe that will see much of the beauty of the city. I appreciate Kana's input and guidance!

N
Nancy Ringey (Florence, US)
Looking Forward to Kyoto

Beautiful slide presentation with just enough narrative. Good Q&A time after presentation.

S
Sharon (Princeton, US)
Informative and Well Organized Lecture

Kana presents a thoughtful, well-organized lecture about Kyoto with beautiful photographs and tons of helpful tips about planning a trip there.