Superb View Spots in Kyoto Part 3

Day Trip

Eric T.

4.86(35) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

Kyoto is covered by mountains for 3 sides besides South, and many temples, shrines and gardens are located at the foot of mountains on the East Side

Kyoto Culture started on the West Side and moved to the East Side.

I plan this tour to observe several scenic places from North to South on the Eastern Side mountains.

Silver Temple, Philosopher's path, Nanzenji Temple, Murinan Garden, Nishiki Market and Fushimi Inari Shrine.


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

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto Station


Starting from your Hotel or JR Kyoto Station

Picking up you at your hotel or at JR Kyoto Station, and will have a briefing of Kyoto history and culture before starting tour.


Silver Temple

Silver temple is calm and make you feel Japanese Hospitality which is connected with Wabi Sabi spirits.

Temple was built by shogun, and he enjoyed Zen-meditation and enjoyed his retired life.

This temple is not gorgeous and brilliant but shows us inner richness of Japanese Culture。

The sand garden is also particular one which reflect moon-lights.


Philosopher's path

This path is abt. 1 kilometer long from Silver temple to Nanzenjj Temple area, where one Japanese Philopher walked everyday.

This path is located along small canal, and you can find some historic temples along the path.

Please walk this path, feeling Japanese calm and breathe negative ions.


Nanzenji Temple

This temple was built by imperial prayer, 700 years ago, as a Zen-Buddhist temple

Their main gate is huge and fantastic, called "Sanmon" then please go upstairs and overview Kyoto City.

There is a mythology that Great Thief "Ishikawa Goemon" shouted "Great View, Great View" from upper floor of this gate.


Murin-an Garden

This garden was landscaped and designed by Jihei Ogawa, famous Garden Master by order of Old Statemen, 100 years ago.

This garden equips all beauty elements of Japanese Garden.

Sound of Water, covering with mosses, Borrowed scenery from the background, controlling the height of trees, water fall and so on.

Please appreciate this garden



Let's have a lunch, Japanese local food,, sandwich or Ramen, that is your option


Nishiki Market

They have a history for more than 400 years, where natural fountain flowed out abundantly and it helped to start fish-market here.

The best ingredients were gathered to Kyoto and delivered to Emperor Palace and restaurants in Kyoto

It is said that when Kyoto people get extra money, they would come to Nishiki-market, and get high-quality food for dinner.


Fushimi Inari Shrine

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 from Japanese Gods by offering prayers here.

During first 3 days of New Year. 3 million peoples visit here.

Please remember before getting inside of Shrine, as below,

You will find some statues of Fox, and they are messengers of Gods.

Vermillion color of Shinto Gate will expel evils and invite happiness.

Inside Front Shinto Gate, it is sacred precinct area.


Your Hotel or your final destination in Kyoto

Sending back to your hotel or your final destination in Kyoto

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto or final destination in Kyoto

What to Expect

By joining this tour, you will feel hospitality and atmosphere in Kyoto

From Silver Temple to Nanzenji Temple area is a popular walking path, called Philosopher's path, where you can walk along the small canal originated

from Biwa lake in next Prefecture, Shiga, through tunnels.

Please refresh you physically and mentally by breathing negative ions.

You will appreciate two beautiful gardens of Silver Temple and Murin-an, being harmonized with environment and borrowed sceneries on their back.

last we will go to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gods of prosperity , then I am sure that you will get a merit from Japanese Gods

Please note that Japanese Gods contain 800 million Goods, including Jesus, Buddha, Mahomet, then please do not mind your religious.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee and pick up fee

What‘s not included

Transportation charge including guide (maily public Transportation): abt.Jyen1500 per adult

Entrance Fee: abt.Jyen1500 per adult.

For children less than 12 years old: anbt.50~60% of those of adult for transportation and Entrance Fee.

Lunch : abt.Jyen1500

Important Information

Since this is walking tour, please put on suitable shoes.

This is your tour, then it is OK to amend schedule.

Regarding lunch, please advise your request and I will try to find your favorite food, such as Japanese food, Ramen and so on.

This is walking tour however if you do not want to walk, I would take a taxi at some spots.

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 to your hotel

This is your tour, then please enjoy Kyoto with guide.

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



Kristine B.

Feb 10, 2020

Fantastic Specialized Tour

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.

Eric T.

Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka


Rosemary W.

Feb 5, 2020

Thank you Eric!

Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!

Eric T.

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


Margie M.

Jan 13, 2020

GION and Kyoto

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.

Eric T.

Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka


Kunal G.

Jan 12, 2020

Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly - we had a fantastic experience!

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!

Eric T.

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

$248/ per group

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