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Stroll in Gion & Kiyomizu-dera areas The real Kyoto that you have longed to see(daytime tour)

Yuriko Y.

4.14(7) reviews
Kyoto
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

We will stroll in traditional and nostalgic streets.

-- the Gion district

we will walk through the nostalgic streets and stop by a reasonable cafe which is very popular among maiko.

--the Kiyomizudera Temple areas

We will explore the bustling slopes filled with old cafes and souvenir shops. And please enjoy authentic matcha sweets.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At convenient place for you

every famous stone-paved streets and slopes

temple and shrine known only by few ( free of charge )

tea ceremony ( optional : ¥2000~ 2500 ) ---Please tell me prior to booking

delicious foods and a colourful variety of souvenirs

Ending Point

At convenience places for your next destination

What to Expect

There are countless places to visit in kyoto. The Gion district and the Kiyomizudera temple areas are one of the most popular sight-seeing

areas in Kyoto. And these places are very special for local people ,too. The streets are lined with Machiya , or traditional townhouses.

With my help, you will be able to feel the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto and see picturesque view without getting lost.

And I will take you to the very unique temples and shrines known only by few visitors.

Viewing the Kamogawa River is also included in this tour. And I gladly accept one person.

The beauty of Kyoto is breathtaking. I am looking forward to meeting you soon.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and your guide )

Japanese sweets ( about ¥350~¥700 )

lunch : about ¥1000

Important Information

Buses conveniently stop right at tourist sites, but during the peak seasons , they get very crowded. So I suggest we use the subway or take a taxi. That will take us to our destinations more smoothly.

1. This tour is a walking tour. So visiting Kenninji Temple , Kiyomizudera Temple and Kodaiji Temple are not included.

2. This tour will take place unless it rains heavily.

Some people think it would be more beautiful if it rained or snowed.

But I am willing to tailor the tour to your needs. Please feel free to ask me anything.

If you wish, we will visit famous temples of the area on a rainy day. Entrance fees are as follows: 

Kodaiji Temple--¥600 / Kiyomizudera Temple--¥300 / Kenninji Temple--¥500

3. We will walk as slowly as possible so that you can enjoy taking pictures and viewing the beautiful scenery.

4. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

course A-- about 3 km / course B--about 2 km / both course A and course B-- about 5 km

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee ?

We use public transportation. The cost will be about 300 yen~ 400 yen

Can you pick me up at hotel ?

Yes, in that case, please pay me ¥2000 on the day tour take place.

Reviews

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Nurul lidya Z.

Dec 27, 2019

Night in Gion

Yuriko was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. She explained the history of geishas in Gion very well. My mother and I enjoyed our one hour with her.

Yuriko Y.

Dear NuruI Thank you very much for your review. I was so happy to have an opportunity to introduce history of maiko and geisha to both of you. Many thanks for having me as your guide. I hope to see you and your Mom again. Best regards Yuriko

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Lisa H.

Nov 22, 2019

Arashiyama day trip

I had a wonderful day with Yuriko-san touring Arashiyama. We enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, delicious lunch and exciting rickshaw ride. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Lisa-san I can't thank you enough for your prompt and kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Arashiyama day trip. I also had a lot of fun sharing a wonderful time with you ! Many thanks for having me as your guide. The time I spent with you will be in my heart forever. Please take good care of yourself and I truely hope to see you again. Best regards Yuriko

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Susan M.

Apr 25, 2019

A great walk through Southern Higashiyama in Kyoto

Highly recommend hiring Yuriko as a private tour guide! Working within a time constraint and unsure of how best to manage our expectations (with so little time and so much to see), Yuriko patiently helped us plan a perfect 1/2 day tour prior to our arrival. We were able to see the sights most important to us and move at our own pace. Yuriko used her teaching skills to fill in the blanks, keep us on track, show us some areas of interest away from the crowds and ultimately get us to our final destination on time! It was a wonderful, enlightening day full of memories we will forever cherish! Thanks again Yuriko!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Susan Thank you very much for your kind review ! It was a great honor to show you around beautiful Kyoto. I was impressed with the fact that you had a deep interest and respect for Japanese culture. We had such a wonderful time walking down stone-paved streets and talking about so many topics !! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. That was a memorable 1/2 day I would never forget. Many thanks Yuriko

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Matthew L.

Apr 8, 2019

Interesting Day

Had an interesting day at Arayashima Bamboo Forest / Kiyomizu Dera Temple and Gion District

Yuriko Y.

Dear Matthew It was an honor to spend a wonderful time with you and your wife. Thank you very much and I really appreciate it. I hope you will come back to Kyoto. Sincerely Yuriko

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