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Nishiki Market & Gion District including Yasaka

Unique Experience

Eric T.

4.87(38) reviews
Kyoto
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

Let's walk around Nishiki Market and Gion District, including Yasaka Shrine & Kenninji Temple.

Nishiki Market is 6 block long and offers you dellcious food in Kyto, and at Gion District,you realize traditional wooden houses of Geisha houses, restaurants.

Yasaka is Guardian Shrine of Gion and Kenninji temple offers several beautiful gardens and cultural assets.

Meeting Point

at your hotel in Kyoto

Nishi Market (Food Court in Kyoto) and please try to taste some food.

Gion district, including Hanamikoji St.. Shirakawa South St., Shinbashi St. & Tatsumi Shrine

Yasaka Shrine, where Gion Festival is originated, and is the guardian deity of Gion District.

Kenninji Temple, where you enjoy 3 kinds of Japanese gardens, and national treasure and cultural assets.

Ending Point

at your hotel in Kyoto or final destination

What to Expect

Nishiki Market is food court in Kyoto, you can try to taste Kyoto foods, the please find your favorites.

The Shirakawa South St and Shimbashi St. are one the best photogenic placess for TV commercial and sight-seeing peoples.

At Hanamikoji St., many Geisha houses and restaurants are located, where you may have a chance to meet real Maiko & Geiko.

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

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

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

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Free

Pick-up at Hotel in Kyoto

What‘s not included

Transportation charge (you & guide)

Entrance charge: Kenninji (J.yen500)

Lunch

Important Information

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

In the Gion area, you may have a chance of meeting real Geisha of Maiko, and taking photes from outside however you cannot take photo with them, because you are not

a guest for them.

AT the Kenninji Temple, you are requested to take off shoes.

At the Nishiki Market, you are requested not to touch food direcly.

Trough this tour, the areas are sight-seeing places, and then please do not smoke.


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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Ee ling T.

Nov 30, 2022

A day with Eric Tanaka

Eric is a very friendly, nice and knowledgeable guide who speaks simple English! He shared a lot of history abt Kyoto. He even printed out and shared handouts containing information about Kyoto. He brought us to a popular omu rice eatery for lunch. Eric constantly looked for seats for us on the bus and train. He brought us to the famous Arashiyama bamboo grove, Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Tofukuji Temple. Overall it was an amazing experience with guide Eric!

Eric T.

Mr. Ee Ling T Thank you for your review for the tour. I am happy to meet your family and it is my pleasure to guide you today. At your next opportunity, please contact with me, Best Regards Eric Tanaka

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Mitsy S.

Oct 26, 2022

Informative & Fun

Eric was very informative! He gave each of us a printout of the history of the places we would be visiting on our tour . He was fun , kind and knew all of the shortcuts ! Highly recommend!! ??

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Kristin V.

Oct 9, 2022

Amazing guide!! Would book Eric again in a heartbeat - highly recommend!!

My group of 5 from the US toured Kyoto with Eric - from start to finish, we had such a great experience and would definitely book him again when I’m back. He was so knowledgeable, giving us little insights and gems everywhere along the way. Since he grew up in Kyoto, he was exactly the guide we were looking for. His English is strong too. He was so willing to take care of us, from helping select the best place for our open tour option, to picking a great lunch spot with our group’s varying dietary needs, to dropping us at a desired location at the end. He even walked us through the process when we needed to leave and be on our own. His personality is energetic and engaging, and it was evident he loves what he does. We saw the major sites, plus more. A must-do tour in Kyoto with the best guide!!

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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

$147/ per group

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