The Kyoto portion of the trip has been devoted exclusively to gaining an understanding and appreciation of Japanese history, traditions and culture. Two highlights of the visit were a traditional tea ceremony where participants learned the art of making and drinking green tea, and a visit to a sake brewery.
Students have been very engaged in all activities and took the initiative to develop their personalized touring experiences. Staying at the Three Sisters Inn Annex, a typical Japanese inn or Ryokan, has been a special element of the Kyoto experience.
While I have posted a few photos relative to the Kyoto visit, I encourage you to visit Tony’s blog. His creative photographic evidence of the beauty of Kyoto is spectacular.