One Day Tour of Higashiyama Area in Kyoto

Keiko U.

5.00(2) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Lots of popular destinations are packed in this Higashiyama area; temples, shrines, Japanese sweets shop, and souvenir shops.


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Sanjyusangendo Temple: 1000 buddist statues in a hall

Yasaka Pagoda and Koushindou : lovely shot good for social media!

Kiyomizu Temple

Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Shopping Area : very touristy area :)

Yasaka Shrine

Gion District

Kodaiji Temple ( if available)

Kenninji Temple( if available)

Ending Point

At your hotel or at the last destination for the tour

What to Expect

You can enjoy one of the most popular area in Kyoto with me time-effectively.

If you like, It would be my pleasure to explain about the Japanese history and culture.

You can walk around not only touristy areas but also nice places with few people!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide) : aroud 500yen

entrance fee : aroud 1,000yen (if we go to Koudaiji Temple and Kenninji Temple + 1,000yen)

lunch : as you like (not necessary to pay for the guide)

Important Information

Please note that I might not be able to meet your request , which rarely happens. On the other hand, there might be other available days or even if it's past the deadline, I might be able to accept your offer.Please feel free if you ask me anything.

We are going somewhere steep and with steps , so please let me know if you can't manage it.

If you want to happen to see Maiko-san or Geiko-san in the Gion district, I recommend the starting time of 10:00.

( Please kindly note that running into Maiko-san or Geiko-san is not guaranteed.)

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



Girlie V.

Jan 13, 2020

Very pleasant evening in Gion with Keiko

Thank you Keiko for making our visit to Kyoto so enjoyable. We booked an evening tour in Gion with Keiko and had a very wonderful time with her. She is an insightful and a delightful guide. Her itinerary was organized and she has some wonderful stories she shared. We had a fantastic dinner with her and learned so much about Japanese cuisine. Highly recommended.

Keiko U.

Hi, Alex-san and Girlie-san. Thank you so much for the kind review. I was happy that both of you liked Japanese Gyoza and Japanese SAKE, Junmaidaiginjoshu, as well as sashimi with some garnish. Hope you come back to Japan to enjoy another Kyoto! Please continue your lovely days. Thank you so much. Keiko


Scott Y.

Nov 3, 2019

Fantastic city and fantastic guide

We had 2 full days and a cooking lesson with Keiko and she was fantastic. We were able to see and do so much during our time in Kyoto due to having Keiko design an itinerary that made the most of our time there. We had a group of 6 and I would thoroughly recommend spending more than 1 day with Keiko. The cooking experience was a lot of fun. We would do it all again and would not hesitate to ask Keiko to be our guide.

Keiko U.

Hi, Scott and your beautiful happy family! Thank you for your warm comment and also for choosing me as your guide in Kyoto. I had great time, too. Please come back to experience another Kyoto as well as Nara and Osaka. It' d be my pleasure if you made sushi and other Japanese home-cooking back in your country with my recipe. Please keep having lovely days! Thanks, Keiko

$327/ per group