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Kinyomizu Temple to Gion & Yasaka Shrine

Highlights

Eric T.

4.86(35) reviews
Kyoto
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Let's overview panoramic scenery from Koiyomizu Temple Veranda, and walk to Yasaka Shrine, Gion District, via Sannen-Zaka, Ninen-zaka & Stone paved alley

Yasaka Shrine is Guardian Shrine of Gion and Gion area offers you the old town scenery.

And please enjoy 3 gardens and arts of Kenninji Temple.

Meeting Point

at your hotel in Kyoto

Please enjoy panoramic beauty from the Veranda of Kiyomizu Temple.

At Ninen-zaka, Sannen-zaka & Stone paved alley, please appreciate the old town and enjoy shopping and try some sweets.

At Yasaka Shrine, please express your wishes to Japanese Gods.

Please walk around Gion District, and touch with the feeling of Maiko & Geisya areas.

At Kenninji Temple, you will appreciate Aesthetic sense of Samurai Warriors in 15th century

Ending Point

at your hotel in Kyoto or final destination

What to Expect

Please enjoy Kiyomizu Temple District, which is available from more than 1200 years ago.

In old days, Tokyo people came to Kiyomizu District on foot on a couple of weeks, for 500 kilometers.

Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka are approach from Gion District to Kiyomizu Temple, and there were many climbing kilns along the street, where has changed to shopping and

restaurants.

At Hanamikoji St. & Sirakawa Southern St., many Geisya houses and restaurants are located, where you may have a chance of meeting real Maiko & Geiko.

Yasaka Shrine is the guardian shrine of Gion District and will hold the Gion Festival through July, one of the best festival in Japan.

And the Kenninji Temple was erected abt.800 years ago, under Zen-Buddhist Temple of Rinsai Sect, and had been supported by Samurai Warriors,

where you can appreciate some important cultural assets and beautiful gardens.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee

hotel pick-up on Kyoto

What‘s not included

Entrance fee: Kenninji (Jyen500) per person

Transportation charge

Lunch fee

Important Information

Since this is walking tour, please put on suitable shoes for walking.

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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Kristine B.

Feb 10, 2020

Fantastic Specialized Tour

We contacted Eric at the very last minute to do a very abbreviated tour. He took us exactly where we wanted to go and helped us meet our timing constraints. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the information he shared with us about the places we went to see.

Eric T.

Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka

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Rosemary W.

Feb 5, 2020

Thank you Eric!

Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!

Eric T.

Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka

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Margie M.

Jan 13, 2020

GION and Kyoto

Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.

Eric T.

Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka

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Kunal G.

Jan 12, 2020

Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly - we had a fantastic experience!

Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!

Eric T.

Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka

$118/ per group

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