This tour consists of 3 elements.
One is an experience of Japanese culture (Tea Ceremony)
2nd is to touch with Japanese Food culture. Ingredient of Nishiki Market represents the best food in Kyoto.
3rd is to sroll Gion Distirct and to realize the Gion culture, which is continuing for more than 400 years.
at your hotel in Kyoto
at your hotel in Kyoto or your final destination
You can experience Tea Ceremony at Tea Ceremony Room and serve tea by yourself, that will help you to understand Japanese Wabi culture.
At Nishiki market, you will realize what kinds of season foodis selling there. They are changing every month.
Around commercial area, you may able to find some shops which deal wtih so-called Kyoto items.
By strolling Gion District, you may be able to find real Maiko & Geisya, and to touch with Gion Culture, wooden structure houses, stone pavement, narrow alleys, kimono style
and so on. The Gion district is the top-ranked Entertainment area, and they endeavour to keep the circumstances..
hotel pick-up in Kyoto
Tea ceremony fee: J.Yen2700 per person
transportation fee ( you & guide)
At Gion District, you may find real Maiko & Geisya, however, you cannot take photoes with them
Because since they professional entertainers, they will take photoes only wtih their guests. You are just tourist.
The Merchants in Kyoto are very proud of their goods, and then it is not a good idea to request for discount.
Please put-on suitable shoes for walking.
Will use public transportation, and it will cost about J.Yen1000.
Eric was very informative! He gave each of us a printout of the history of the places we would be visiting on our tour . He was fun , kind and knew all of the shortcuts ! Highly recommend!! ??
My group of 5 from the US toured Kyoto with Eric - from start to finish, we had such a great experience and would definitely book him again when I’m back. He was so knowledgeable, giving us little insights and gems everywhere along the way. Since he grew up in Kyoto, he was exactly the guide we were looking for. His English is strong too. He was so willing to take care of us, from helping select the best place for our open tour option, to picking a great lunch spot with our group’s varying dietary needs, to dropping us at a desired location at the end. He even walked us through the process when we needed to leave and be on our own. His personality is energetic and engaging, and it was evident he loves what he does. We saw the major sites, plus more. A must-do tour in Kyoto with the best guide!!
We contacted Eric at the very last minute to do a very abbreviated tour. He took us exactly where we wanted to go and helped us meet our timing constraints. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the information he shared with us about the places we went to see.
Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka
Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!
Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka