We had such amazing and varied experiences that it is almost hard to put into words.
Japan - Kyoto
Once the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto was built in 794, modeled on the Chinese capital of Chang'an. During World War II, Kyoto was spared much of the devastation that other Japanese cities faced, and as a result, retains many of its historic buildings - so much so that there are almost 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kyoto. Indeed, so well-preserved is its old quarter that many buildings are as ornate and stunning today as they were during Kyoto's heyday as the capital of Japan.