If you are visiting Kyoto, you might be wondering where to go for shopping and though there are many souvenir shops, there are many other shops that you might want to go to. Kyoto is famous for traditional crafts and these shops are spread around the city and can be hard to find. I will take you on a tour around these shops. Of course, I can arrange the tour to fit your needs.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel
Nishiki Ichiba Market: a tour of “Kyoto’s kitchen” with food and souvenir
Aritsugu: a knives shop where cooks from all over Japan
Shijo street: the Main Street of Kyoto where food and goods are plenty
Shopping traditional crafts
Buying and drinking Japanese Tea
At your hotel or anywhere to your preference
In this tour, I will take you to shops where you can buy traditional crafts and if you are interested, I can also take you to drug stores and 100 yen shops that sells unique goods at a very cheap price. I will help you communicate with the staffs of these shops, when making a purchase.
Guide fee, pick up
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, etc... ,
Since we will be walking most of the time, there might not be any transportation fee but it would depend on where you would like to go.
We only had a little over 6 hours in Kyoto on a rainy day, so I turned to Haruka to help us to see as many places as we could, and he did it perfectly. Haruka arranged a car for us, and took us to all the main attractions in Kyoto. Besides perfect English and his knowledge about Kyoto, Haruka can also tell you anything about Japanese history and culture. We had a really nice tour of Kyoto, thanks to Haruka.
Dear Louis, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review for me. It was a pleasure to meet you and host your tour. There was a lot of crowd and traffic than I anticipated, so we couldn’t see as much as we could have seen on a less crowded day but I’m glad that you enjoyed my tour. Hope to see you again. Thank you and with best, Haruka
Haruka is a charming, friendly and kind young man with and excellent knowledge of the sites and history of Kyoto. He took us to sites which matched our interest, some of which we would not have found on our own and suggested changes to our proposed itinerary, as we went along, to match our interests. He navigated us around Kyoto expertly using local buses which added a flavour of local colour to our experience. His english is excellent and I would recommend him highly.
Dear Chris, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a great review and I am glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed my tour. It was a pleasure to show you and everyone around Kyoto. I myself enjoyed seeing those beautiful gardens at that special time, especially with someone who appreciated the things we’ve seen. Thank you also for the gifts and I’m hoping to see you some time again in your country. Thank you and with best, Haruka
Huraka is good tour guide. He took us to wonderful places
Dear Gil, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. It was a pleasure hosting your tour. Thank you and with best, Haruka
My mom, aunt, and I had a full day tour of Kyoto with Haruka. We customized it and were able to squeeze in everything we wanted to do. He picked us up from the train station and dropped us back off there, making it much easier for us. Haruka spoke perfect English and was very knowledgable about Kyoto and it's culture/history/food/experiences/etc. He easily answered all of our questions. We had a wonderful and fun day. I highly recommend Haruka!
Dear Ashley, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a great review. It was a pleasure showing you and your family around Kyoto. I, myself enjoyed the experience as well and those sakes were really good. I’m glad that you enjoyed as well! Thank you and with best, Haruka