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Find Kyoto's lesser-known temples, shops, and shrines on a walking tour that explores the former capital of Japan. This half-day tour goes off the beaten path to Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and shops with artisan handicrafts and traditional goods. Your tour includes an afternoon tea stop and insightful commentary from your guide. Please note: This tour runs annually between March and November with dates subject to change.
- You'll start atAqua Fantasy902 Higashishiokōjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8216, JapanIn front of JR Kyoto Station (Kyoto Tower side), at small square 10 steps down called AQUA FANTASY, which is located in the eastern side of the Kyoto City Bus terminal.See address & details
- 1Higashi Hongan-ji TempleStop: 30 minutesSee details
- 2Ayako Tenmangu ShrineStop: 30 minutesSee details
- 3Nintendo Original BuildingStop: 20 minutesSee details
- You'll end atKyoto1 Chome Kiyomizu, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0862, JapanSee address & details
- Includes afternoon tea break and insightful commentary
- Escape the crowds of the top attractions to see another side of Kyoto
- Learn about Japan's history and religious traditions
- Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
Aqua Fantasy, 902 Higashishiokōjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
1 Chome Kiyomizu, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0862, Japan
- English-speaking licensed guide
- Afternoon tea
- Local taxes
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a great opportunity to discover parts of Kyoto not normally picked up by tourists and only locals would know. An insightful and engaging tour
Date of experience: March 2020
Our guide, Mie, was awesome. She really had us walking all over Central and Eastern Kyoto. She was very personable, informative, and took us to a number of locations we'd never find on our own unless completely by accident or by opening doors to places that looks like a…
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Our guide Chako was very friendly, and was very knowledgeable about the places we visited throughout the tour. The tour itself was a nice change of pace from all bustling streets filled with tourists, and I saw many great artisan shops which I never would have found wandering…
1 Helpful vote
It’s a great walk. Our guide is very nice. Got to know lots of hidden spots and stories. Highly recommend.
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By: WaRaiDo Guide Networks
Great private tour! Highly recommend
Fantastic tour! Opted for the private tour (with just me and 3 others) and it was so worth the money as it was so e…
We booked our tour via viator and it was amazing. Our tourguide mie was very friendly and told us a lot about japan…
A deep immersion into gueisha culture
Walking around Gion learning the most interesting things about Kyoto's gueishas and maikos was beyond fun! Dai was …
SO MUCH HISTORY IN KYOTO
We learned so much and saw so many beautiful places in the old part of Kyoto. I would highly recommend this tour. …
Excellent walking tour
We did this tour a couple of evenings ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent guide with good pace and lots of in…
Gion Night walking tour
Informative waking your just under 2 hours - the history of Gion, geishas and tea parties. We had Pre-booked - trie…
A walk through the world of the geiko.
The guide really brought the Gion to life. She was able to explain the history and the life of the maiko and geiko.…
A really great night out in Gion
A perfect night out looking around the ‘just like the movies’ Gion Geisha district. The guide spoke English very w…
Very informative, excellent value
The lovely guide Mia was very informative. We walked for 2 hours and saw a few Geiko and Maiko, she explained every…
Awesome night stroll around geisha district
A 1.5hr stroll around the geisha district at night time was very informative, not too fast paced, nice in the dark …
Excellent value for this tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Just under two hours in the oh so charming geisha district of Gion. I had read t…
Amazing tour with Chie!
We had such a wonderful time on this tour with our guide Chie! She had so much great information to share with us a…
Saw four Geishas
This tour was great! I’d highly recommend it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. While…
Fascinating Walk Through Gion
We totally enjoyed our night walking tour of Gion, the principal geisha district of Kyoto. Our guide Provided plen…
Fantastic tour of the Gion area, our guide was awesome
This was a magical tour, exceptionally knowledgeable and great English. Our guide Ru was brilliant and is very high…
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