Home to the emperor of Japan for a thousand years, Kyoto developed an exquisitely refined culture that remains largely in place today. Buddhism flourished in the city under imperial patronage, and wandering the city today offers the joy of discovery of small temples and gardens as well as shrines and shops. Kyoto’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites all deserve the designation but have become very crowded with visitors in recent years. Our guests rely on Tokyo Way to steer them to quiet corners of the city and to gain insider access to private activities like geisha banquets, sake tasting with the owner of an artisanal brewery (in business 350 years!), or a private tour of temple gardens with a fourth generation landscape architect. Ask us about the latest on boutique hotels and dining, all part of the continual research we do to ensure your experience in Kyoto is a great one.