Cherry Blossom Viewing Walking Tour

Nature & Outdoor

Yoshihisa T.

4.95(107) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

The tour starts at JR Kyoto Station at 9 AM. You will go to Demachi Yanagi Station by JR Nara Line and Keihan Line. From there you will begin walking. The main tourist attractions of this tour are Ginkaku-ji Temple ( the Silver Pavilion ), the Philosopher's Path, Nanzen-ji Temple, Heian Jingu Shrine Garden and Maruyama Park. The tour ends at Gion Shijo Station of Keihan Line.

Meeting Point

JR Kyoto Station

Ginkaku-ji Temple and the Philosopher's Path

Nanzen-ji Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine Garden

Maruyama Park, the Kamo River and the Gion area

Ending Point

Gion Shijo Station of Keihan Line

What to Expect

During this period in usual years, you can enjoy viewing cherry blossoms, varying from early bloom to full bloom.

Ginkaku-ji Temple (the Silver Pavilion ) is a symbolic temple of Higashiyama Culture of Muromachi Period (1333 - 1578) characterized by wabi-sabi or refined simplicity and rusticity.

The Philosopher's Path with a narrow stream is lined with hundreds of cherry trees.

A popular photo spot in the precinct of Nanzen-ji Temple, in which runs a high-rise waterway supported by arch-shaped brick piers.

Weeping cherry trees will be in blossom in the Heian Jingu Shrine Garden, a strolling-style landscape garden with a pond.

Cherry blossom viewing along the Kamo River from Marutamachi Street to Shijo Street

At Maruyama Park you will see lots of people having parties under cherry blossoms, eating and drinking merrily.

Strolling along the Gion area.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee : ¥410 per person ( you and guide ),

entrance fee for Ginkaku-ji and Heian Shrine Garden : ¥1,100 per person

and lunch.

Important Information

It is desirable to carry overseas travel insurance because the guide is not liable for any damage or loss incurred during the tour. It is also requested to bring enough Japanese yen with you because some restaurants and taxis do not accept credit cards.




This is a limited-time tour from March 27 to April 7 in 2023 except on Saturdays and Sundays.

This is a limited-time tour from March 31st till April 10th in 2020.

The cherry blossom season varies from year to year and the day of your tour may be too early or too late for cherry blossoms.

At this time of the year it is occasionally still cold, so wear warm clothes, please.

Sneakers or walking shoes and portable umbrellas are desirable.

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

Reviews

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Nick Y.

Jan 31, 2023

Loved Kyoto!

Yoshi was an excellent guide around Kyoto, which was amazing. He covered a lot of ground with us and was lovely and engaging and informative. Yoshi gave us a wonderful introduction to Kyoto, and also helped us with other suggestions for the rest of our time in Kyoto.

Yoshihisa T.

Hi Nick-san, Thank you for your nice review for my tour in Kyoto. I am pleased that you enjoyed My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour. I also had a pleasant time guiding and talking with you and your family. I hope you will contact me when you come to Kyoto again. Best wishes, Yoshie

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Alessandro F.

Jan 29, 2023

A warm welcome to Kyoto

Yoshi-san is a sincere and kind man. He really enjoys doing what he does - showing visitors from all over the word the beauty of Kyoto. He enjoys being with new people and he is very approachable - all his question are genuine and he really wants to know you better. You can feel his teaching nature, always willing to explain and extremely patience. We really enjoyed the tour with him, it felt like an appetiser to a whole course and made us want to stay in Kyoto longer to soak in the culture. Yoshi-san shared his insider tips and spots worth checking out. We ended up in areas of Kyoto that were stunning and without tourists. It was really a great experience and we are grateful to have met Yoshi-san. We miss him already, definitely one reason to go back to Kyoto. Thank you Yoshi-san and wife for the touching origami gift!

Yoshihisa T.

Hi Alessandro-san, Thank you very much for your long, heart-warming review for my tour. I really had a nice time guiding and talking with you two. It was a rare and peaceful occasion to have had almost no tourists at Jojako-ji Temple, Arashiyama. Be sure to get in touch when you have another chance of visiting Kansai area. With best wishes, Yoshie

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Swati P.

Jan 6, 2023

Highly Recommend

My family and I took a 2 day tour of Kyoto with Yoshi-San. He is a patient, kind, tour guide and took great care in helping arranging the itinerary (answering multiple emails and questions even before our arrival to Japan), modifying the walking pace and routes for my parents (ages 82 and 74) and even teaching us the poetry and paintings of Japan. He also made sure to arrange vegetarian food for my Mom and help navigate the transportation/trains in Japan going so far as to meet us in Osaka in the beginning of the trip. I could not have asked for a better tour guide and I highly recommend Yoshi-San. He made sure to leave us with beautiful travel memories of Japan and I am thankful to have met him.

Yoshihisa T.

Hi Swati-san. Thank you very much for your heartwarming review for my two-day tour. I also had a nice time guiding and talking with you and your parents. If you have another chance of visiting Kansai area, be sure to get in touch with me, please. Good memories linger on like the sound of a temple bell. With kind regards. Yoshie

Eric Y.

Jan 6, 2023

Very accommodating and thoughtful tour of Kyoto

Yoshihisa was a great tour guide with lots of interesting and useful information about the locations we visited. I would recommend a tour with Yoshihisa

Yoshihisa T.

Hi Eric. Thank you very much for your kind review for my tour. I hope you and your child have got well and will be continuing a pleasant trip. Would you give my best regard to your mother? Best wishes, Yoshie

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