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[Basic Course] Explore Eastern Kyoto city (Higashiyama)

Tokie T.

4.92(12) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Kyoto is one of the biggest destination is Japan, filled with traditional atmosphere.

But it's hard to explore the whole city in one day and this tour focuses on the eastern part called Higashiyama, which includes the oldest history in Kyoto. Through the tour, you'll learn the history and culture of Kyoto, not only about the old days but also how people live nowadays.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

Walk through thousands of red shinto gate at Fushimi Inari shrine

Have a great view from the stage of Kiyomizu temple

Enjoy (window) shopping along Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka slope.

Walking through Yasaka shrine, one of the oldest shrine in Kyoto

Walk in Gion district with traditional wooden houses (machiya), where geishas work

Find Kyoto local food at Nishiki market

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

What to Expect

We'll visit the most popular spots in Higashiyama area including Fushimi Inari shrine, which will give you a basic idea of Japanese traditional culture.

We'll visit both Buddhism temple and Shinto shrine so that you'll see Japanese mixed religious culture, and also by visiting Gion District and Nishiki market, you'll see the typical Kyoto scenery in both touristy and local way.

There are many shops and food stands selling Japanese stuff in Higashiyama area, where you can find lovely souvenirs foodie experience and even though you don't plan to shop anything, they're good places to get a lot of knowledge of Japan.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up area in Kyoto city

What‘s not included

Transportation fare (you and guide)

Fushimi Inari - Kiyomizu temple : 210 yen

Lunch

Entrance fee (Kiyomizu temple : 400 yen)

Important Information

Basically my schedule will be shown for only next 2 weeks but if you have any request for further days, please feel free to ask me.

It's a walking tour so please join the tour with walking shoes.

Taxi hire is available with extra charge if requested in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Kristina P.

Jan 21, 2020

Great tour of Kyoto

We had a great day with Tokie in Kyoto. We saw a number of the very interesting sights and areas and learnt about the history and culture of Kyoto. Tokie also took some awesome photos for us! Thank you Tokie.

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Ethan H.

Sep 3, 2019

Flexible and Fun

Tokie was prompt, flexible and very knowledgeable helping make the most of a one day trip to Kyoto. Will definitely refer her and look forward to a tour in Osaka sometime.

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Gavin B.

Oct 11, 2018

Very friendly and adaptable

Because we were unsure of subway Tokie met us and helped us but tickets and at end of tour did the same again, even going with us because we had to change trains. She was very knowledgeable about the area and we met many local people. If we come back to Japan we would live to be guided by Tokie.

Tokie T.

Hi Gavin ! Thank you for joining my tour and I'm happy that you liked my tour ! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future !

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Karl einar K.

Aug 1, 2018

Fantastic day in Osaka

Tokie was superb. She took us around her own neighborhood showing us a shrine and some local shops, including a stamp workshop were we made our own stamps. In the evening she took us barhopping and we tried out local drinks and foods. We definitely got to experience some of the local flavor that we probably wouldn't have found on our own. Tokie is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and an experienced guide. I highly recommend her.

$296/ per group

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