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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

  • Explore the lesser-known sights of Kyoto on a walking tour
  • Visit off-the-beaten path Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples
  • Shop for souvenirs at a Japanese handicraft atelier typically off-limits to the public
5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English
From $18.13
See a different side of Kyoto during this 5-hour off-the-beaten path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included.
Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
What to Expect
Meet up with your licensed tour guide at Kyoto’s JR Station in the morning. You’ll cover around 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) over the duration of the trip, exploration a range of lesser-known religious, historic and commercial attractions.
During your walk, you’ll have the chance to visit a sampling of uncrowded religious sites, including a collection of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. For those that are more into retail, there’s also an opportunity to stop by the shop of traditional Japanese handicraft atelier, an establishment usually off-limits to the public. Halfway through your excursion you’ll stop for a traditional Japanese tea break.
As you explore, your guide will share details about Kyoto’s rich religious traditions centering around the Shinto and Buddhist faith. You’ll also gain new insight into Kyoto history, learn about the most popular festivals, and get a glimpse of daily life for Kyoto residents. Finish your walking trip at the city’s Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A great day with Yuri

We had a wonderful day with our guide who was very kind and informative. Thank you so much for showing us you beautiful city. We particularly enjoyed the handicraft elements of the day :)

Thank victoriah116
Reviewed November 5, 2018
Different from the big tourist areas

Brilliant tour with Yuri our guide. 5 hours seemed like a long time but the time flew by. Good insight to culture and history and seeing some local artists instead of all the big tourist attractions. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennieCV
Reviewed October 21, 2018
The Best introduction to Japanese Culture

On the 3rd October my husband (his first time to Japan) and I experienced a very pleasurable walking tour with a wonderful guide with the name Waka. Her knowledge, her manner and sensitivity was outstanding. I had lived in Japan for 3 months many years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dreamer829542
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour with a very skilled guide!

We decided to do the tour because we were interested in getting to know Kyoto differently - yes, we didn’t visit the most famous tourist spots, but that was exactly the point! Out guide, Yuri, was very knowledgeable with perfect English! She took us to...More

1  Thank Iva Z
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile
Great walking tour

Very informative and interesting. Went to off the tourist track sites. Guide was excellent. Five hours of walking and talking went by very quickly! My 12 yo daughter thoroughly enjoyed the experience too.

Thank Arthur K
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