There are many old streets in old capital Kyoto area. I design a walking tour set of 31 streets.You can see the true Kyoto in this tour which is not in tourism like 30 years ago.In some streets, You could see traditional dying shops for Yuzen which is a traditional dyeing Kimono method of Kyoto.You can visit some of the shops and I will interpret between the shop owner and you.
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At the lobby in your Hotel (in Kyoto city only)
9:00 AM Our tour start at Demachiyanagi station or your hotel and we walk to the west along Ichijou street.
12:00 PM We have lunch at some restrunt along Ichijou street.
14:00 PM We will get Kitanohakubai-tyou station, but it depend on how many shops you visited.
Kitano hakubai tyou station (Keifuku railway)
You can discover the truly traditional Kyoto things like professional artifact shops, hidden Japanese sweets shops, art galleries and so on.
Of course, you can visit some temples and shrines which have long histories.
It is a much quieter area than major sightseeing spots and you can see true Kyoto.
Ichijou street is
1) Ichijou street has a myth about ghosts walking on the street. There is a border bridge between this world and another on this street.
2) This street cuts across a part of Nishijin area where are a lot of textile werehouse.
3) There are many kinds of traditional shops ,rice cake shop, craftwork shop and etc.
4) Also you can see the daily life shops for Kyoto people like Tofu shops, Japanese cloth or wear shops and etc.
5) And also You can visit some museums like Raku ware( a type of Japanese traditional pottery) museum.
guide fee, Guide's transportation fee between guide's house and Kyoto, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
lunch, dinner, entrance fee(Raku ware museum : around 3000yen)
Public tansportation fee for you and guide during tour
In this tour, you can drop into your favorite shops and guide gives the basic explanations in the shops and interprets between you and shop clerks.
You will walk long(the length is around 4.5km from Ginguu-marutamai station to Kitano-hakubai station).
So you have to wear suitable shoes for walking.
The tour hours are fixed, so when we are in the middle of tour, we finish the tour.
If we leave hours, we can go a neighbor street.
Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.
Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.
Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.
Very friendly and helpful
Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu
Great tour of main sightseeings in Kyoto, great guide, recommended.