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Exploring the Heart of Kyoto

Kyoto & Eastern Kansai


Kyoto has a large cultural legacy coming from its 1200 year-long history and offers an incredible number of attractions for tourists. Among them, this private walking tour is planned to discover Kyoto's hidden beauty and explore the heart of Kyoto. Our government-licensed guides will take you not only to major tourists' spots but also to lesser-known alleys and markets. At the end of the tour, you will agree that the best feature of Kyoto city is the mixture of the new and the old!


Your hotel in Kyoto
SanjusangendoLet's find statue that looks like you Sanjusangendo The main hall of Sanjusangendo contains 1001 wooden statues of Juichimen Senju Kannon 11faced thousand armed Buddhist goddess of mercy. The principal image the seated statue of Senju Kannon sits in the center of the collection. These statues exhibit an extraordinary level of craftsmanship from the Kamakura period representing the essence of Buddhist art. Although the Kannon Bodhisattvas all look almost identical there seems to be the statue resembling yourself among them.
Kiyomizu Temple[Don't jump off the cliff] This temple predates the foundation of Kyoto and has had millions of pilgrims ever since. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 30 structures including a huge wooden veranda in front of the main hall that juts out over the cliff and provides you a panoramic view of Kyoto. There is a famous expression: that states You must jump off the stage of Kiyomizu. It means that you should take the plunge to make your dreams come true.
YasakajinjaMost walked street in Kyoto Sannenzaka This sloped path leading to Kiyomizu temple was originally paved with stones in about 808 AD and may be the most walked street in Kyoto. It is lined with old wooden houses running restaurants and shops selling pottery artworks and other traditional goods. You may come across young women dressed in kimono and feel as though you had traveled back in time to the days of 300 years ago.
GionEncounter Geiko and Maiko Gion Gion is the entertainment district beautifully lined with traditional town houses and restaurants you will encounter geiko and maiko professional entertainers trained in traditional Japanese dance and music including the playing the shamisen (like a threestringed guitar) and singing. They can be seen wearing beautiful elaborate kimonos as they walk to and from appointments.
Nishiki MarketSample Kyoto's specialties Nishiki Market If you need a break from temple hopping Nishiki Market is a great place to visit. Located in the center of the town Nishikikojidori 400 meters long is a street lined with around 130 shops selling Kyoto's specialties such as Kyoto vegetables dried and pickled foods fish and more. That's why it is called the kitchen of Kyoto. The variety of foods on display is staggering and the frequent cries of Irashaimase (Welcome!) are heartwarming.

Key Details

Departs Abashiri
Duration(hours) 7
Tour Guide Language ・English・Chinese汉语(If requested)
※Other languages are also available. If you would like other languanges, please contact us via email or online chat

Meeting Place

Your hotel in Kyoto

Good to Know

Included ・Guiding fee
・Public Transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.)
・Admission fee
Not Included
Minimum participants 1
Remarks ◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.◆Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without notice.◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us through above Contact Us. ◆Please note that the tour agent may charge addtional fee if you add more services such as adding picking-up serive and changing language to non-English after booking. In that case, please contact with the agent directly to payment methods. ◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please e-mail us as soon as possible. We will check the availability.◆Reservations will be on request. If you'd like, you can email us to check the availability before booking.
Age Table Adult:Age 12 & over,Child:Age 1-11
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Cancel Policy If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 16-5 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 4-3 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) 2-1 day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee
Payment Method We accept following payment methods: Credit Cards via Paypal

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