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From the old merchants house from the Nineteenth Century, to an experience linking tea with Samurai and Geisha, here is a selection of some unique places for a Tea Ceremony, a quintessential Kyoto experience.
Once known as Japans capital, Kyoto is the heart of culture and history in Japan. With lively streets, unique finds, and contemporary comforts; Kyoto still manages to uphold many of its traditions. Stunning gardens and beautiful temples run through the city and its outskirts. Kyoto is also home to Japan's largest Geisha district, Gion. A trip to Kyoto is a must on any itinerary if you want to immerse yourself in this beautiful Japanese culture.
From Sprout to Sheet: Harvesting mulberry and oriental paper bush at the eighth-generational Awagami Factory, Tokushima.
Retrace the steps of a forgotten princess in this sublime mountainside village just 40 mins north of Kyoto
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A traditional vine-rope bridge located in Tokushima Prefecture's Iya Valley region. A beautiful work of engineering in a gorgeous natural setting makes this bridge one of Tokushima's top tourist destinations.
JapanTravel compares the top five Kimono and Yukata hire shops in Kyoto, all close to the major attractions
For first timers there is little in common between the Samurai and the tea ceremony. Little did I know, but there are several ways of presenting at a tea ceremony, with the Samurai style being considered very suave by Atsuko, the tea master and owner of the Camellia Tea House. Watching Atsuko’s considered ways during the tea ceremony; it reminded me of the martial arts practiced in Japan. Calm, disciplined, and elegant, it was bewitching to experience. 
Sandanbeki Cave is close to Wakayama's famous Shirahama Beach, at the bottom of a beautiful cliff-side view point. Visitors can explore this impressive cave that was once a hidden pirate's lair.