We will visit 5 popular spots in Kyoto, such as Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nijo Castle, Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple and Golden Pavillion.
They are one natural Forest, 2 temples, one castle and one Shrine, bearing histories for 600~1000 years.
Japanese people will go to shrine for happy things and go to temple for funeral services and appreciate natural views for refreshment and enjoy local specialties.
Pease join us and feel Kyoto with guide.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto Station
Picking up you at your hotel and have a briefing of Japanese culture and history before starting tour.
Natural Bamboo Grove in a large scale abt. 10 acre.
You can walk the narrow path, covered by Bamboo 20-25 meters high.
You can appreciate fantastic scenery and breathe negative ions.
Please enjoy photogenic palce.
Temple was built by Shogun 650 years ago, and garden and pond remain as they were.
Please sit in front of Sogenchi Pond and realize Japanese Calm and Zen-Buddhism spirits.
You may have a feeling of time-slip to old days.
Please appreciate Gorgeous Brilliant Golden Pavilion and its reflection on Mirror Pond.
This temple was built as a villa of Shogun for his retired life, but not for a temple.
Stop this building is one of typical structure of Japanese Resident House, so-called Shoin Structure.
Japanese rich people wish to have a garden, resembling this garden.
Please enjoy this garden as your own villa.
Let's enjoy Local Japanese food, including Ramen.
Nijo Castle was built by Shogun for his 2nd house in Kyoto, stop this castle did not install defense functions in a large scale,
because it was built after Civil war period.
Main building remains as they were 400 years ago, then you can appreciate gorgeous interior such as painting on sliding doors, curving of transom and decorative ceiling.
Please appreciate the Shogun's culture, and power of ruler.
Fushimi Inari Shrine was built for good harvest, business prosperity, 1200 years ago and has been for commoners and merchants.
Japanese are sure that they can get a blessings by offering prayers to Japanese Gods.
Japanese gods contain 8 million Gods, including Jesus, Mahomet, Buddha and so on.
Please understand that Japanese Shinto is not religion but faith for natural Gods.
Please do not hesitate to pray Japanese Gods, and they do not mind your religious.
During first 3 days of New Year. 3 million peoples visit here.
Return back to your hotel or final destination in Kyoto
At your hotel in Kyoto or final destination in Kyoto
Bamboo Grove is a natural forest.
Tenryuji Temple was built by Shogun (Top of Samurai) for consoling the spirits of Victims during Civil War, but Golden Temple was built by Shogun for his retired life
Nijo Castle is fortress built by Shogun, 400 years ago.\, for his second house in Kyoto.
Stop Japanes Shogun is No.1 person but they need to get a nominal permission for Emperor.
At Fushimi Shrine, we will pray for Japanese Gods for good harvest & Business prosperity.
Until 150 years ago, more than 85% Japanese people were farmers and grew rice, and abt.7%peoples were Samurai warriors, having controlled Japan
Accordingly you will appreciate Japanese culture from Samurai rank to Commoners rank through this tour.
Stop in old days, Temples and shrine were also entertainment places for everybody.
Transportation charge mainly by public transprotation (including guide): abt.Jyen2000 per one adult
Entrance fee: abt. Jyen2000 per one adult
Stop Transportation charge and Entrance fee for children (under 12 years old) will be 50-60% of that of adult)
Since this is walking tour, please put on suitable shoes.
This is your own tour, then it is OK to amend schedule.
Regarding lunch, please advise your request and I will try to find your favorite food.
This is walking tour however if you do not want to walk, I would take a taxi at some spots under extra charge.
Kyoto is international sight-seeing city, then please keep in mind as below
*Smoking is allowed only at designated spots.
*please take back your garbage with you until your hotel
This is your tour, then please enjoy Kyoto with guide.
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.
Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka
Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!
Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka
Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.
Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka
Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!
Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka