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There are many flea markets held in Kyoto on only one day in every month. In this tour, first, we will visit Ginkakuji Temple, and then, another temple where the famous handmade flea market is held. If you are interested in handmade, you will surely have a lot of fun! Only held on the 15th day of every month.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
4.93 / 5
(105 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel (lobby)(in Kyoto)

Ginkakuji Temple: This temple was built by the order of shogun in the 15th century and officially known as Jishoji-Temple.

This temple is famous for the two storied pavillion and its nickname, 'Silver Pavillion' even though no silver is used.

You can enjoy a beautiful sand garden represents the Zen aestheticisim of Wabi-Sabi.

Chionji Temple: This temple is the Grand Head Temple of the Jodo(pure land) sect, and now this temple is famous for the handmade flea market held on the 15th day of every month.

Every 15th day of each month, they hold the handmade market in the precinct of this temple. You will be amazed at the number of the shops and their quality, if you are interested in handmade. You may have the most enjoyable time and can buy the good souvenirs for your family and friends. The market is held on rainy days, too. (For your reference, I stayed there for two hours on a hot day. My friends who like handmade very much stayed there for four hours even on a hot day in summer!)


Shopping Japanese old cloth in the downtown.

There are shops which sell old cloth, such as of kimono, in the downtown. You can buy some for your handmade.

Ending Point

Gion district (near Gion Shijyo Station), however, I will show you how to go back to your hotel.

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What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and your guide)

Entrance fee: Ginkakuji Temple, 500 Japanese yen/person

Lunch (you and your guide)

Tour Important Information

* Please note that we will use public transportation.

* I recommend you start this tour at your at 8:30, because we want to visit Ginkakuji Temple before it gets crowded and then move to the flea market earlier.

* If you want to stay at the flea market shorter or longer, on that day, I can arrange the shedule.(flexible)

This tour will be available on 15th day of each month. Please refer to the calendar.

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If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)

This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are available.


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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Amazing tour of Kyoto

We arranged for our tour guide TOMOE before we left the Uk and the communication with TOMOE was excellent in planning what we wished to see. Meeting her was simple and we could not have wished for a more charming and knowledgeable guide. The day was planned to perfection and certainly made our day in Kyoto one of the high lights of our trip to Japan. I would thoroughly recommend TOMOE to anyone wishing for a guide whilst Japan.

Graham H.

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm happy that you found me, booked me, and visited Kyoto from Osaka Port. You are such nice people, and I enjoyed talking with you so much. I wish I had more time with you. I hope that I can see you again. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Excellent guide with great personality!

I would have like to have Tomoe as our guide for 3 days, but unfortunately she was only available for our first day in Kyoto. We figured out our itinerary based on what I wanted to see in Kyoto, and Tomoe was very flexible in making changes so that I was happy with it. She also gave me a lot of tips about several services available, and places to see without her. Because we had exchanged many messages, I felt that I already knew her, and I really enjoyed her company and her winning personality. Thank you so much, Tomoe, for a great day in Kyoto!

Kelly  J.

Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very sorry that I was not able to be with you for more 2 days, however, I had such a wonderful day with you, a really nice couple, in Kyoto! I miss you so much! Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Amazing day in Kyoto

Tomoe was excellent in communicating prior to our visit. She was very informative and showed us a lot of things that we wouldn’t have been able to find on our own. She spoke really good English and was very professional. She was kind, friendly and patient. She was also flexible in allowing our teenage girls to stop at multiple souvenir shops and rest time for snacks and sweets. She provided lots of tips on shopping, where to eat and where to go. We started the trip as stranger and ended the trip as friends. We had an amazing time in Kiyomizu Temple, the monkey park and bamboo forest in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. Tomoe navigated us from one destination to the next in the most efficient way. I highly recommend Tomoe as your guide in Kyoto.

Christie L.

Dear Christie, Wow! Thank you sooo much for such a warmhearted review! First, in the morning, I was concerned about if I can see you at JR Kyoto Station in time, however, I was happy to see such a nice family. Thanks to you, I was able to have a really wonderful day! Thank you very much for caring my broken foot all the time. I'm very sorry that I was not able to walk up to the top of Monkey park and share the time with you. I was so happy to be able to see you and share the day with you, such a wonderful family though. Thank you very much for saying that 'We started the trip as stranger and ended the trip as friends'. I alway like and want to be remembered not as 'guide' but as 'TOMOE'. Thank you very much for sending a mail of inquiry and booking me as your guide. I had a really precious meeting! I really hope that I can see you again! TOMOE

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