When sightseeing in Kyoto, you also need to take some time to have afternoon tea and chat away with your friends. There are many interesting cafes and tea houses in Kyoto, some of them old, some new, but the most Kyoto-like ones are located in machiya townhouses. The machiya are old, but they are beautifully renovated, so you can enjoy the historic atmosphere in a very aesthetically pleasing setting. Of course, the afternoon tea sets served at these tea houses are all delicious. So have a break in a machiya with some tea, and enjoy the calming experience.