One day tour From Gion to the Nishiki Market

Food & Drink

Toshiyo O.

4.66 / 5
(190 reviews)
English, Japanese
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

Kyoto is an ancient city, which used to like be the capital of Japan for 1000 years. There are about 1600 temples and 400 shrines and beautiful garden...

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Yasaka Shrine and Kenninji Temple

Nishiki Ichiba Market and Suchi lunch

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

Kyoto is an ancient city, which used to like be the capital of Japan for 1000 years. There are about 1600 temples and 400 shrines and beautiful gardens. It also has a lot of traditional crafts,such as kimono, fans, Japanese artistic sweets. There are a lot of things to do and experience. First of all I will take you to Gion area.I will take you to Yasaka Shrine and Kenninji Temple. Then let's move to the Nishiki market. and have sushi lunch in the market. Gion is the area of entertainment, where there are many bars and taverns. Some important business and political talks have been conducted. You may run across Maiko and Geiko, Japanese entertainers in kimono. If you want to wear Japanese costume in Gion, I can arrange with extra charge. NIshiki market is the kitchen of the Kyoro, where local people buy their everyday food. Fish stores, vegetable stores, pickles stores and so on. A friend of mine owns a Yuba shop in the market. Yuba is vegan, dairy-free ,gluten free,preserve-free, additive-free and protein rich. You can see the yuba making process.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fee( you and guide), lunch

Important Information

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

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



Riki I.

5 / 5
Jun 1, 2023

Perfect Vacation!

Toshiyo was the perfect guide to have for our group and will definitely contact her again if we're in the area. After two days of touring with her, it felt like we made a new friend. She's very informative and patient. Lot of local knowledge and willing to adjust schedules/activities based on our input. Enjoyed her selection of meals also. She led us through the various areas of Kyoto and without her leading, we wouldn't have made the best use of our time. Thank you Toshiyo-san!

Toshiyo O.

Dear Riki Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate much. I hope you all enjoyed time in Japan. Please come back again in autumn. Thank you. Toshiyo

Berenice M.

5 / 5
May 8, 2023

Toshiyo was a fantastic guide ! Toshiyo est une guide parfaite !

Toshiyo was great and super organized. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Kyoto, and will be able to answer your question no matter what it is about. We loved taking the public transportation and getting around, she will also give you suggestion on what else you could do on your personal time. I highly recommend booking with her !

Toshiyo O.

Thank you very much for your warm review! I appreciate it. I hope you will come back to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. Thank you Merci beaucoup! Toshiyo


Jennifer S.

5 / 5
May 1, 2023

A great day!

We had a great day with Toshio! She created a great itinerary and gave us choices, too. She was funny and knowledgeable. She gave us wonderful memories of Kyoto.

Toshiyo O.

Hi Jennifer Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate your warm review. I wish I could take dance lessons from your daughter since I am much interested. Thank you. Toshiyo


Helen C.

5 / 5
Apr 30, 2023

A day's trip with Toshiyo san to Kyoto-23April 2023

Toshiyo san is a very pleasant lady with fluent spoken English. She explains the history well of the places visited during our one day tour to Kyoto and was helpful in every way. Arigato Gozaimasu Toshiyo san ! Good Luck and take care.

Toshiyo O.

Hi Helen Thank you for the warm review. I appreciate it. Your dress looked very good on you and impressive. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

$147/ per group