Kyoto is one of the most traditionally well preserved town in Japan. If you have great expectations to meet the traditional Japanese culture, visit this small town.
Keishas (female Japanese entertainer) and Maikos (apprentice Geisha) are walking through the streets between old wooden houses. Visit Jinjas and Buddhist temples from thousand years ago.
Just take a walk outside from the tourist area, you will find yourself in the place where the time hasn't past through that much.