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Kyoto Higashiyama (Kiyomizu, Kodaiji, Gion, Kenninji)

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I would like to introduce you Higashiyama, the east area of Kyoto.

I will take you to Kiyomizu Temple, Sannenzaka slope, Koshindo, Kodaiji Temple, Yasaka Shrine and Gion area.

Lastly we visit Kenninji Tenple. It s the first Zen temple in Kyoto. The temple possesses many important work of art including the ceiling painting "Soryuzu", or "twin dragons", and a ceramic replica of the famous "Wind and Thunder Gods."

Kyoto Tour Guide - Hideo Y.
Hideo Y.
4.54 / 5
(154 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel

09:20 AM

Kiyomizu Temple

Clean Water Temple

10:30 AM

Sannenzaka slope

We see Yasaka Tower and visit Koshindo.

11:30 AM

Kodaiji Temple

Totoromi Hideyoshi's legal wife (Nene) is buried under wooden statue.

01:00 PM

Yasaka Shrine

Gion Festival is held from this shrine.

03:00 PM

Gion area

Geiko and Maiko lives in this area

03:40 PM

Kenninji Temple

You see twin dragons on the ceiling.

Ending Point

at your hotel

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transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Poor weather.. poor touring

Unfortunately the day of our scheduled tour was also the worst weather of our entire trip. It rained buckets. We were only able to go to 2 of the scheduled sites. One of which was the Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest which was pretty miserable due to the rain. The second was to Nijo Castle. Nijo castle was interesting and Hideo was quite knowledgeable regarding the castle history. We had inquired on the evening prior if the tour would still be occurring as we had been informed that there was a typhoon that may occur. We did not receive a response so the tour started the following morning as scheduled. There were 11 of us and at the total price we paid, the tour should have been cancelled. Especially since we were only able to visit 2 of the 5 sites originally included with the tour. I do believe if the weather was better the tour would have been interesting and as expected. However, given that this is a walking tour much more consideration should be given to the weather and the ability to at least complete the tour. Understandably, weather is not under anyone’s control but for $216 plus a bunch of train and bus tickets and the 1500yen for Hideos commute was truly not worth it. It should have been cancelled or we should have at least been offered a partial refund. Take your chances if you book this tour….

Gena J.

Gena J.

5 / 5
Jun 11, 2024

Let's Enjoy A Japanese Baseball Game!!

Osaka
5 hours

Hinshin Tigers Baseball Game

Hideo is very organized and prompt. He got our game tickets ahead of time and I paid him the night of the game. He picked us up at our hotel, got us on the right train and into the stadium perfectly. We sat in the outfield bleachers but really any seat in that stadium is good. During the game he shared some history and facts about the tigers. When the game was over there was a massive crowd headed out and I thought to myself, this will take forever. I was wrong, the Japanese have crowd movement down to a science. Hideo got us back on the right train and we didn't wait that long at all. All in all it was a lot of fun!

Gena J.

I'm sure you enjoyed Japanese baseball game. In the bottom of the 7th inning, fans of Hanshin Tigers supported by waving towels, flags and singing the team song. Before the pnademic, fans enegetically flied balloons. When you come back to Japan, undoubtly we'll be able to see balloons flying. I wish you all the best in the future.

A charming and knowledgable guide

We had a wonderful day with Hideo who took us to some wonderful spots in Kyoto and was very flexible in the route we took, even changing the previously agreed itinerary to accommodate our tastes. We had a fabulous lunch with him at a traditional restaurant we would never have found ourselves and all in all spent an extremely pleasant day with a very charming and knowledgable guide. Highly recommend!

Connie T.

I'm very happy to receive your excellent review. We visited an interesting temple to see three monkeys and a shrine to cut bad connections. We had a nice lunch at a traditional Japanese restaurant. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan trip. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness. I hope to see you again.

$216/ per group

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