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Kyoto Higashiyama (Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Nishiki Market)

Hideo Y.

4.44(112) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.

I would like to introduce you Higashiyama, the east area of Kyoto.

I will t...

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Meeting Point

at your hotel

Kiyomizu Temple

Sannenzaka slope ( Yasaka-no-to, ot five-story pagoda )

Yasaka Shrine

Shijyo dori stroll

Kenninji Temple

Nishiki Market

Nijo Castle

Ending Point

at your hotel

What to Expect

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.

I would like to introduce you Higashiyama, the east area of Kyoto.

I will take you to Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Shijyodori, Kenninji Temple, Nishiki Market and Nijyo Castle.

Kiyomizu Temple literally means "Clean Water Temple." It is built over a cliff and is famous for its wide veranda and tall wooden pillars. From the veranda, there is a panoramic view of Kyoto. The Otowa waterfall is at the foot of the cliff. The water is channeled into three streams. Have you ever heard of the meaning of three streams ?

You can enjoy walking Sannenzaka slope lined with souvenior shops and reataurants. You see the five-story pagoda called "Yasaka-no-to", the symbol of Higashiyama. If you like, you can rent kimono for about 3,000 to 5,000 yen and

Soon you reach to Yasaka Shrine. Yasaka Shrine is dedicated to the worship of Susano-no-Mikoto who is thought to protect people from evil and bring success in business. Gion Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, is a festival of this shrine in July.

Shijo dori is one of the most busiest streets in Kyoto. The street from Shijyo Ohashi to Yasaka Shrine is lined with traditional souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Gion corner is close to this street. With luck you might see Geisha or Maiko.

Kenninji Tenple is the first Zen temple in Kyoto. The temple possesses many important work of art including theceiling painting "Soryuzu", or "twin dragons", and a ceramic replica of the famous "Wind and Thunder Gods."

Walking from Gion about 20 minutes take you to Nishiki Market, one of the three major markets in Japan. The market offers a wide variety of ingredients such as fish, Kyo vegetables and pickles.

You can have sushi, Japananese noodles including udo and soba, or tempura for lunch at Shijyo dori or Nishiki Market.

Nijo castle served as the residence of the Tokugawa family and their retainers when they visited Kyoto. However in 1867 Japanese historical event was held at Nijyo Castle. The 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned his power to the emperor and next year Japan officially started to become a modern state.

I am looking forward to joining my tour of Kyoto.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use subways and a bus. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee of this tour is about 900 yen per person and my transportation fee to Kyoto station is 1,680 yen.

Entrance fee is 900 yen per person.


Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.


Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.


Rosemary C.

Dec 21, 2019

Day in kyoto

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful

Hideo Y.

Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

$267/ per group