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Kyoto Experience & Town walking


Eric T.

4.86(37) reviews
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

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.

Meeting Point

at your hotel in Kyoto

Experience Tea Ceremony at Tea Ceremony Room by serving tea by yourself

Nishiki market (Kyoto Best Ingredient Center) and Kyoto commercial district

Gion District will show their culture from old days.

Ending Point

at your hotel in Kyoto or your final destination

What to Expect

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..

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

Tea ceremony fee: J.Yen2700 per person

transportation fee ( you & guide)



Important Information

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation charge ?

Will use public transportation, and it will cost about J.Yen1000.



Mitsy S.

Oct 26, 2022

Informative & Fun

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!! ??


Kristin V.

Oct 9, 2022

Amazing guide!! Would book Eric again in a heartbeat - 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!!


Kristine B.

Feb 10, 2020

Fantastic Specialized Tour

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.

Eric T.

Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka


Rosemary W.

Feb 5, 2020

Thank you Eric!

Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!

Eric T.

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

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