Lots of popular destinations are packed in this Higashiyama area; temples, shrines, Japanese sweets shop, and souvenir shops.
At your hotel in Kyoto
Sanjyusangendo Temple: 1000 buddist statues in a hall
Yasaka Pagoda and Koushindou : lovely shot good for social media!
Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Shopping Area : very touristy area :)
Kodaiji Temple ( if available)
Kenninji Temple( if available)
At your hotel or at the last destination for the tour
You can enjoy one of the most popular area in Kyoto with me time-effectively.
If you like, It would be my pleasure to explain about the Japanese history and culture.
You can walk around not only touristy areas but also nice places with few people!
transportation fee (you and guide) : aroud 500yen
entrance fee : aroud 1,000yen (if we go to Koudaiji Temple and Kenninji Temple + 1,000yen)
lunch : as you like (not necessary to pay for the guide)
Please feel free to ask me anything.
(There might be available days even if it's past the deadline.)
We are going somewhere steep and with steps , so please let me know if you can't manage it.
If you want to happen to see Maiko-san or Geiko-san in the Gion district, I recommend the starting time of 10:00.
( Please kindly note that running into Maiko-san or Geiko-san is not guaranteed.)
We contacted Keiko to help us arrange a private day tour in Kyoto. Keiko arranged the day from start to finish which included meeting us at Kyoto station, arranging a private car for the day, lunch and taking us to visit many beautiful places. The day ran very smoothly and Keiko was very friendly, knowledgeable, communicative and a lovely person to meet. We changed the itinerary a couple of times and Keiko was always very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Keiko and will definitely book with her should we visit again. Thank you for a lovely day and it was a pleasure to meet you.
Dear my guests, Thank you so much for the review . I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed Kyoto as a first-time visitor! I was so grateful to be chosen as your guide. Today's itinerary covers just a part of beautiful Kyoto. So please come experience another Kyoto next time . And please memorize me, Keiko will be waiting for you all. Thank you. Keiko
My wife, 12 yo daughter and I had the pleasure of learning how to cook a Japanese meal at Keiko’s home. She was simply the best. Extremely patient and super friendly. She was knowledgeable and with her guidance even we were able to create an amazing meal. Her passion for food and Kyoto shines through in her awesomeness!! We had the most amazing evening with her, a memory that will last a lifetime! Thank you Keiko for your tremendous hospitality!!
Dear my guests, What an awesome comment it is. Thank you for the other day. I enjoyed cooking with such a lovely family like you. Additionally, It was my honor to join an itineray of your dauther's birthday trip (even though delayed one due to the covid)!!! Your rivew really encouraged my passion for food and Kyoto! Hope to see you again. Thank you for choosing me , again. Best wishes, Keiko
Keiko went above and beyond to make our short time in Kyoto a day to remember! She was so good with details to make the most of our time there. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and excellent at explaining traditions and customs. She helped my daughter in making her kimono experience a dream come true! We can’t thank her enough for a well planned and wonderful time in Kyoto!
Dear my guests, I appreciate your comment so much. I was so glad to welcome you and your family of 3 generations. Though you have been amid a group tour on the way from Osaka and to Nagoya, you kindy decided to join my tour in Kyoto!! , which made me honnored. When I saw everyone to be happy to see thier daughter , his sisiter, or thier grand child dressed in Kimono , I'm so impressed. You made my day. Hope you totally enjoy Japan trip! best wishes, Keiko
Having Keiko San as our guide at our Arashiyama Tour was a blast. She is very fun and very warm to be with. Having her as a guide was like you are having a fun tour with a friend. She gave lots of inputs on the places we visited, suggested an early tour for us to experience the Bamboo forrest that is less crowded. She also suggested a nice place to buy souvenirs and gave inputs for a good place to eat. When we visit Kyoto again, we will surely book a tour again with Keiko San.
Dear my guests, Thank you for the comment. I really enjoyed with you and your family. Your words has encouraged me !! Hope you come back to Kyoto and let me show you another Kyoto! Keiko