There are many old streets in old capital Kyoto area. I design a walking tour set of 31 streets.You can see the true Kyoto in this tour which is not in current tourism. It is like Kyoto 30 years ago.In some streets, You could see traditional dying shops for Yuzen which is a traditional dyeing method of Kyoto.You can visit some of the shops and I will interpret between the shop owner and you.
At the lobby in your Hotel (in Kyoto city only)
9:00 Our tour start at Sanjou station or your hotel. The we go west along Anekouji street.
12:00 We have lunch at some restraurant along Anekouji street.
14:00 We will get Nishiouji-oike station, but it depends on how many shops we visited.
Nishiouji-oike station station (Keifuku railway) or Nishiouji-sanjou station(subway)
You can discover the truly traditional Kyoto things like professional artifact shops, hidden Japanese sweets shops, art galleries and so on.
Of course, you can visit some temples and shrines which have long histories.
It is a much quieter area than major sightseeing spots and you can see true Kyoto.
In Anekouji street
1) There are many old Kyoto-style houses, Machiya (more than 100years old). And they are used even now as traditional shops like miso shop.
2) Kaleidoscope museum, Kyoto Shibori(dyeing method) museum are very unique.
3) You can discover many kinds of traditional shops ,rice cake shop, craftwork shop and etc.
4) Also you can see the daily life shops for Kyoto people like Tofu shops, Japanese cloth or wear shops and etc.
guide fee, Guide's transportation fee between guide's house and Kyoto, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
lunch, dinner, entrance fee(Kaleidoscope museum : 500yen Shobori museum : around 1000yen)
Public transportation fee for you and guide during tour,
Hotel pick-up in Osaka city
In this tour, you can drop into your favorite shops. And guide the basic explanations in the shops and interprets between you and shop clerks.
You will walk long(the street length is around 4.7km from Sanjou station to Nishiouji-oike station).
So you have to wear suitable shoes for walking.
The tour hours are fixed, so when we are in the middle of tour, we finish the tour.
If we leave hours, we can go a neighbor street.
Thank you for showing us around and caring for the group. We had a wonderful time with you around.
I am sorry I could not find your message for many days!! I am happy you enjoyed Osaka and Kyoto. And I enjoyed with you. Thank you very much!
Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.
Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.
Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.
Very friendly and helpful
Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu