From your base in Kyoto, you are free to explore anywhere in the Kansai area.
With your first day we recommend you get acquainted with Kyoto itself, a city full to the brim with amazing castles, temples and shrines. We would recommend you start West, with Kinkaku-ji, the golden pavilion, then Roan-ji, an amazing zen rock garden temple. Next, move through the centre and check out Nijo-jo, the home of the Shogun for many years. Finally, out East, you can head to the Kiyomizu-dera, a temple with a beautiful view of the city and its beautiful wooden stage. This tour encapsulates many of the great sites of Kyoto.