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Selecting which aspect of the trip I enjoyed most was impossible to answer properly as there was only one selection possible. I enjoyed the food, the historical landmarks, the people...absolutely everything.
I had few days to enjoy this properly so that is why I followed the agency's advice on guided tours which were EXCELLENT. The staff in the tours was helpful, nice and they made the tours really enjoyable. I've been in lots of guided tours and these ones were the best as everything was explained in great detail.
The chosen places to stay were great too. Celestine Hotel is just great and Unizo Hotel was a very nice conveniently located Ryokan.
My recommendation is to stay more than 10 days and if, like me, you don't have the luxury, get some guided tours that will help you to efficiently visit places and learn all the history behind them without queuing for tickets or researching how to get there.
If anything I would REALLY LOVE to repeat the experience. Hopefully, next year, I will have more days!