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Kyoto Alley Walking Tour (Half Day)

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Kyoto served as a capital city where the Emperor resided between 798 and 1868. The ancient capital city has been designated as a UNESCO cultural heritage. This walking tour gives you a fun time to experience strolling in the backstreets where few tourists visit. You can walk in the famous Geisya quarter including Miyagawacho and Gion, Keninji Zen Temple and Shirakawa riverside.You have a fun walking in the alley in Kyoto. You can encounter Geiko (Geisya) or Maiko if you are lucky.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Kenji O.
Kenji O.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel or JR Kyoto station

09:00 AM

Meet at your Hotel

Condition: Tour time would be changed, depending on where you stay and what time you want.

10:00 AM

Higashi Hongannji Temple

Higashi Honganji, or “Eastern Temple of the First Vow” is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Pure Land Buddhism, the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan.

11:00 AM

Geisya quarter and Kenninji Zen Temple

You can encounter Geino and Maiko if you are lucky.

Kenninji Zen temple is famous for the tea culture foundation. The founder priest, Eisai brought back tea philosophy from China. You can see green tea leave hedge in the precinct.

11:30 AM

Shirakawa River side with Kyoto sweets

You can challenge crossing Gyojyabashi that is a stone-build bridge with 67cm in width and 12m in length. You can enjoy traditional Kyoto sweets at the riverside.

12:00 PM

Your hotel or Local dissolution

The tour guide will take you back to your hotel by the public transportation, or arrange a taxi to your hotel.

Ending Point

Your hotel or Local dissolution

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up


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What‘s not included

- Transportation

- Your food fee is paid by yourself.

Tour Important Information

Please wear sneakers or jogging shoes.

Please bring rain clothes or umbrella in case of rain.

This tour would be cancelled in case of harsh weather like heavy rain/snow/storm.

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I can introduce you interesting spots including temples, shrines and yummy places including local foods though it is not fancy. Please note the following conditions;

-Mass transit fares, admission fees and meal fees must be self-pay.

-Please pay the guide its mass transit fares (2000JPY) by cash on the tour day.

-Let me know if you have any food allergies beforehand.

-Let me know if you have any food you cannot eat for your religious and dietary reasons beforehand.

-My tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

and

-My tour schedule will accomodate you to start earlier at 7:30AM for your convenience if you want to avoid crowds.

Cancellation Policy

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Kenji is the best! A wonderful experience in Kyoto.

I had a brilliant day in Kyoto with Kenji. His communication prior to the tour was excellent and he came up with the perfect itinerary based on what I’d already seen the previous day. Clearly knows Kyoto as a local and is knowledgeable and passionate about the sights. We visiting many wonderful shrines, temples and gardens and his commentary was perfect - enough information but plenty of quiet ‘zen’ time to take it all in. Kenji was even accommodating in welcoming friend who arrived unexpectedly halfway through the tour. Lunch was AMAZING. A locally run restaurant with the most delicious wagyu beef, all sourced locally. Probably one of the best meals I had in Japan. Kenji is a Kyoto treasure! I’d recommend unreservedly as a private or group guide to both Kyoto and Osaka (where he lives) visitors. Thank you Kenji!!

Jo J.

Jo san, Thank you for your wonderful message. I look forward to your next visit in Kyoto. I am going to guide you hidden gems of deep Kyoto. See you soon. Kenji

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Tyler M.

5 / 5
May 25, 2024

Tyler's Kyoto One-day Excursion

Kyoto
10 hours

Customized

Knowledgeable, organized, and professional

Kenji from start to finish was excellent. He worked with our itinerary, helped to pick lunch, and also the most optimal transportation. Would highly recommend Kenji as a tour guide for the Kyoto area.

Tyler M.

Tyler, Thank you for your message. I hope we see you each other either in Colorado, US or in Japan sometime. Kenji

Excellent Kobe tour!

I booked a tour with Kenji to explore Kobe's sake brewery district and learn more about my favourite drink, and what a fun time we had! There was a festival happening at various breweries so we got to sample the many options and eat street foods while watching performances and learning about all the work that goes into crafting one of the most strictly refined beverages in the world. Kenji was a delight to hang out with and very knowledgeable about both sake and the city that produces some of the best in Japan. I told him about a couple of sakes I had tried earlier in my trip and he even found a place down the road that carried it, so we went and scored some truly special bottles that I am excited to open and share with my friends. Another goal I had was to try Kobe's famous wagyu beef and he found us the perfect hole-in-a-wall restaurant that served it in a very authentic and affordable style and ensured I got the full experience I hoped for and more! I'm so glad I was able to book with Kenji and hope we can meet again in the future when I return to the source for more amazing sake and wagyu! Thanks Kenji!!

Jack T.

Jack, Thank you for your message. I am happy to know you are a big fan of Japanese Sake. I hope you will enjoy other Japanese Sake breweries next time. Kenji

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