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Kyoto, Japan: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers

Explore must-see highlights and local favorites in this former Capital City
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1 hour
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  • Presented by the same world-class experts as our walking tours, Context Lectures highlight must-see attractions, reveal hidden landmarks, and explore the best things to do during your trip so you don’t miss a thing.
Lecture Description
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.
Meet Your Expert

Kana 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 is also qualified as a tea master from Urasenke school of tea ceremony and is an experienced government-licensed guide. Kana has been studying and working in Kyoto since 2000. During her leisure time, she loves playing the shamisen, and she also performs Kyogen (Japanese 650-year-old UNESCO heritage theater). The Zen Buddhist philosophy, “live in the moment”, has been always the core tenet of her life.

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.
How do I access the lecture?
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Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our lectures have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each event last?
Our recorded lectures typically run for 60 minutes.

How can I share this lecture with friends or family?
You are welcome to watch together with friends or family but each person viewing on their own device will need to purchase the lecture individually.

How long does my access to the lecture last?
Once you purchase a lecture, you are welcome to view it as many times as you like and your access does not expire.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Sales for recorded lectures are final upon purchase. Please contact us at digital@contexttravel.com if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

Can I purchase a gift card for a friend who is traveling?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.
13 Reviews (5.0)

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John is a fantastic guide. He is very helpful in steering us to unexpected treasures.
Kana never disappoints. So helpful with descriptions, details on getting to all of the sites, and beautiful photos.
Makes me wish that I was able to travel to Japan to see all these wonderful places.