Finally, my husband and I will be coming to Kyoto. We will be spending a full week in Kyoto and hope to see much of the surrounding area. His major interest is japanese gardens..I understand that several need a viewing on their own but wonder if he could get a good overview with a tour. Can anyone reccomend a good tour or especially good tour company? I understand some require special permission to view. How do I arrange same? My major interest is all things Buddhist and the romance of old Japan....the art,the religion,the food. The old cities of Kyoto and Nara will obviously be my destination. With only a week,how best do I do it justice? Also, is there a antique district? Is there a web site to help tourist types make decisions that keep costs under reasonable control?
Clearly,I have and will have many questions. Thanks for you help!