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  • When travelers think of traditional culture and customs, iconic visions of Kyoto, Japan, may come to mind

    2011-12-01

    When travelers think of traditional culture and customs, iconic visions of Kyoto, Japan, may come to mind. Those booking an Asian getaway can consider this striking city as a great destination for authentic attractions and amazing activities.

    Baby boomers interested in ancient spirituality may especially love exploring Enryaku-ji and its wealth of stunning temples, reports Fodor's. Surrounded by mountainous peaks, these buildings are incredible examples of Japanese design. One of the most visited in the Kompon Chu-do hall, created in the 1660s and adorned with shrines and religious paintings.

    Travelers should check out the fantastic Japanese gardens scattered throughout Kyoto. The Hakusasa Son-so Gardens is one of the best, boasting a century-old villa, stone pathways and native vegetation.

    Tea ceremonies throughout Asia are a treat to witness, and a visit to the Ippodo Tea Company in Kyoto may also be well worth the trip. According to Travel and Leisure, tea connoisseurs don clean white jackets and will measure leaves out perfectly for patrons to take home and enjoy.

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