Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
I would like to introduce you Nijo Castle, Arashiyama bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple, and Fushimi Inari Taisha.
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One of the most important historical events was held in this palace.
We enjoy walking Bamboo Forest.
The Temple of Golden Pavilion
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Kinkakuji Temple is more familiar to foreign tourists as "The Temple of the Golden Pavillion". It was built during the 14th century on the grounds of a mountain villa belonging to Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Golden Pavilion can be seen both in its natural form and as an upside-down image on the pond.
Nijo castle served as the residence of the Tokugawa family and their retainers when they visited Kyoto. However in 1867 Japanese historical event was held at Nijo Castle. The 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned his power to the emperor and next year Japan officially started to become a modern state.
Fushimi Inari Shrine founded in the early 8th century is very popular shrine. On the average, as many as 2.7 million people pay their first visit to this shrine during the first three days of January every year. You can pass through Senbontorii or one thousand shrine gates.
Kiyomizu Temple literally means "Clean Water Temple." It is built over a cliff and is famous for its wide veranda and tall wooden pillars. From the veranda, there is a panoramic view of Kyoto. The Otowa waterfall is at the foot of the cliff. The water is channeled into three streams. Have you ever heard of the meaning of three streams ?
The street from Shijo Ohashi to Yasaka Shrine is lined with traditional souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Gion corner is close to this street. With luck you might see Geiko and Maiko.
Please join the golden route of Kyoto !!
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
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If you are a good walker , you can enjoy walking Ninenzaka, Sannenzaka and Kiyomizu slopes lined with souvenir shops and restaurants ion the way to Kiyomizu Temple. Furthermore you can wear rent kimono for about 5,000 yen a day.
You can enjoy walking and shopping on Nishiki Market.
Luckily you might see Geiko and Maiko around Gion area. if you are interested in tradirional Japanese culture, you can visit Gion Corner where you enjoy traditional performances such as Geiko and Maiko Dance, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, court music, and Bunraku (Japanese puppet play) and the like for 2,800yen per person at 6pm and 7pm.
We use trains, buses, and a taxi. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee for trains and buses is about 1,000 yen per person.. Entrance fee is 1,700 yen per person.
Hideo was a charming host, and everything ran very well, according to the plan he laid out. I had been wanting to see the Naruto whirlpool for a long time, and the spectacle of nature did not disappoint. The Tile museum was very intriguing in its own way. You bet to see reproduced masterpieces all in one space so it became easy to track a painters artistic progress throughout their lives rather than having to go to different countries to see art piecemeal.
I'm .very happy to receive your excellent review. Naruto whirlpool is one of the three greatest whirlppools in the world. We had a great time to watch the whirlpool at high tide. In the Otsuka Museum of Art, or The Tile museum, we could see about 1,000 full-scale paintings in porcelain panel. In particular Vatican's Sistine Chapel was represented in the front main hall. It was spectacular, wasn't it! I wish you all the best in the future. Thank you.
We really enjoyed seeing Osaka Castle and Dotombori with Hideo. Had a great time!
We enjoyed watching fish such as puffer fish, grilled eel, big shrimps in Kuromon market. We could see early bloomers of cherries. I'm very glad to have a great time with your family. Please keep running for your health. I hope to see you again!
Hideo was thoughtful and interesting. We truly enjoyed our time with him.
We enjoyed walking through the flashy billboards on the Dotonbori street. We have dinner close to Abeno Harukas, the tallest building in Japan. Next time I'd like to visit Umeda Sky Building with you. Thank you!
Hideo San is very knowledgeable, he had shown us nearly all major attractions. I had booked him for both osaka and kyoto tour.
I'm very glad to accept your good review. I also enjoyed guiding Osaka and Kyoto. I took you to Osaka Castle, Dotonbori in Osaka and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji, and Fushimi Inari Taisha in Koto. I wish you all health. Thank you,