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.
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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
At your hotel in Kyoto city
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.
Guide fee, hotel pick up area in Kyoto city
Transportation fare (you and guide)
Fushimi Inari - Kiyomizu temple : 210 yen
Entrance fee (Kiyomizu temple : 400 yen)
It's a walking tour so please join the tour with walking shoes.
Taxi hire is available with extra charge if requested in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.