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Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

By Adventours Kyoto
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Experience the highlights of eastern Kyoto by train and on short walks, and let an expert with M.A. introduce studies in the history and culture of Kyoto in Japan. This type of transport gives you the opportunity to experience the most famous sights of Kyoto while feeling the pulse of local life. After a short train ride we reach the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its hundreds of scarlet shrine gates. Then we come to Manpuku-ji Temple, the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, which has retained a distinctive Chinese appearance; Uji is associated with green tea in Japan, and Fushimi is a traditional center for sake brewing . We visit the Sake Museum with sake wine tasting. The area of traditional sake breweries and has often served as a backdrop in films. The final walk through the geisha district of Gion and the old town of Kyoto rounds off this tour.
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Ages 2-85, max of 20 per group
Duration: 7h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Japanese, English
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  • Entrances, day ticket for train
  • Entry/Admission - Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Minamiza Theater, Japan, 605-0075 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, 四条 大橋東詰 中之町198
    We meet in front of the Minamiza Kabuki Theater. The theater is located on Shijo Street just east of the bridge over Kamogawa.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 148840P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Japan, 605-0075 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, 四条 大橋東詰 中之町198
      We meet in front of the Minamiza Kabuki Theater. The theater is located on Shijo Street just east of the bridge over Kamogawa.
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    • Adventours Kyoto
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      Joined in May 2019
    • PathRyzal
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Smooth and Effortless
      Very smooth experience. These e-bikes make riding around Kyoto effortless. Can get around far more places in one day than any other method of transport.
      Written May 14, 2023
    • robertbC4546VQ
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t book this trip
      Terrible. the guide never showed up - no bikes and several groups of us left standing at the designated meeting spot ! No contact from the company in spite of them charging our credit cards. Now waiting to get our refund
      Written April 11, 2023
    • Gerald C
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      SCAM!
      The tour operator did not show up. This is not the first time this has happened. Why does trip advisor still have this on your site. I expect a full refund.
      Written April 11, 2023
    • D3846BTsueh
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR
      DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR - IT IS A SCAM NO ONE TURNS UP. Even though you get all of the usual communications via Trip Advisor it is not a legitimate tour operator. Shame on Trip Advisor for allowing them to continue to operate on their platform without at least a thorough investigation given the amount of negative reviews.
      Written April 10, 2023
    • Footprints117585
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible
      What a huge disappointment- 10 of us standing outside at the designated meeting point and no guide or bicycles ever showed. Do not book this tour
      Written April 9, 2023
    • Flynnwales_sf
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      SCAM ACCOUNT - no show
      Scam or expired account, who knows. We booked this late March and on the 10th of April booking no one showed up. Whole group of people in the same boat. Received confirmation and had card charged. Disappointing.
      Written April 9, 2023
    • 946kerryh
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      SCAM
      The tour that wasn't. Guide never showed up, phone number discontinued until further notice. Do not book this tour.
      Written April 6, 2023
    • 898mattg
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      DISASTER IN KYOTO
      This is a SCAM!!! SCAM SCAM SCAM. Do not use this guide as nobody turns up! Waiting by a German flag…hmmm suspicious. NEVER USE. Still waiting for my money back from trip advisor AVOID AVOID!!
      Written April 6, 2023
    • Merv A
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      The bike tour that does not happen
      Terrible! DO NOT BOOK! We were one of 3 groups ( 9 people) who turned up. The guide and bikes did not show up. We waited from 8.20 to 8.50 for a meeting time of 8.30 with a no show! Phone number went to voicemail, saying they were no longer operating. TripAdvisor should no longer be offering a tour that does not exist.
      Written April 4, 2023
    • Pdawson07081952
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Never showed up
      The photo is great but the guy was not there and the office is very hard and expansive to locate and when we did get t here, on time, he was not there nor did he arrive ever. No response to messages and still nothing even though we have paid and no response to late request for refund. I wonder if Trip Advisory do anything to vet the businesses they promote. DO NOT USE THIS BUSINESS
      Written April 4, 2023
    • Z8362IWbrett
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      A false start. Disappointed
      I received the confirmation for the bike tour. Card charged for it. I made my way to it and nobody was there. I then called the number and received a message that they were effectively closed. No advice from anyone directly along the way or since that they were closed.
      Written November 25, 2022
    • N7621CJdavide
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Power to enjoy the countryside around Kyoto.
      With power assistance, I easily did a 70 km ride, including a couple of mountain ascents. A friend who is maybe 25 years younger than I am, and much fitter, suggested that we visit a temple and catch the late cherry blossoms on the other side of the mountains N of Kyoto City. He knew that I was interested in trying an e-bike and suggested renting one from Peter at Adventours. I used his Trek e-MTB. On the way to the first mountain ascent, we went over a hill where the gradient was as much as 25%. By then, I had got to understand the mechanical gear change, now I had to use power assistance: just press a button. It felt strange to so easily overtake him, and with so little effort. I seemed to wait for a long time at the top. At the bottom of the first long climb up to Hanase Pass, he urged me to go on ahead, so I did. I had heard that the road up was popular with cyclists, and this proved true as I overtook about two dozen riders who were making their way up under their own power. At the top, I only had to wait about three minutes for my superfit companion. The descent was a lot of fun, and then the road levelled out a bit as we passed through some quaint farming villages. Getting to the temple, Joshoko-ji was much easier than I imagined it would be. On the way we passed plenty of flowering cherries and other blossom trees that were still in bloom. The weeping cherry at Joshoko-ji had been pruned and, apparently was not as magnificent as it was a couple of years ago. It still looked good to me. The temple itself was also very interesting, well worth the JPY 400 entrance fee. Lunch proved to be a bit of a problem because the few restaurants require booking. They can accommodate a few casual guests, but they soon run out of food. Never mind, we got food from a convenience store and enjoyed lunch outdoors on the store's picnic table. After Hanase, where I had sometimes used Turbo Mode on the steep hairpins, because I was concerned about enough battery left for the mountain pass back to the city, I tried not to use power assistance. The bicycle was easy enough to pedal on flat roads and gentle slopes. It had power to spare for the climb up Kiyomi Pass. We were lucky with the weather and I enjoyed a great day out. It was my first long ride on an e-bike, which really extended my range and eased me over the mountains that stand between Kyoto and the countryside.
      Written April 20, 2022
    • N7621CJdavide
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant day in the colour of Kyoto
      The guide, Peter, well knew the quiet roads between the destinations. Traffic was never really a problem and riding always felt safe. Peter was also well informed and had interesting things to say about the various temples and even about things inside them, such as a grave site for Jane and John Does and other people with no family to mourn or commemorate them. The autumn leaves were also gorgeous.
      Written April 20, 2022
    • Nige_in_Kyoto
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Zen and the Art of Blossoms
      Beautiful tour with very knowledgeable guide with some of the most famous sights mixed with those more off the beaten track.
      Written April 8, 2022
    • justingR8308NW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cherry blossom tour
      Went with Peter on a cherry blossom tour around Kyoto by bicycle. We went at a gentle pace, just right for our group. We stopped at various points on the way and Peter gave interesting insider details about where we were and Japanese history. Definitely a worthwhile experience
      Written April 3, 2022
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