In this tour, we visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the most popular sightseeing spot for visitors from abroad in Japan.
Then, (we take the public transportation) and visit Fushimi District, which is famous for producing good quality of Japanese sake.
Check out what we are going to do.
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At your hotel (lobby)(in Kyoto)
You will enjoy walking under thousands of vermillion torii gates standing very closely each other (vermillion tunnel)! In the movie, 'SAYURI (Memories of a Geisha)', a little girl (main character) runs under these torii gates.
This place is so popular among many people all over the world and is always crowded with so many people. It's difficult to take good pictures, however, I will take good ones of you here. Leave it to me!
Fushimi District has purified, clear spring water and has produced good quality of Japanese sake. We will visit Japanese sake brewery and museum. You can try some Japanese sake here. If you have more time left, and pay a little more, we can visit other brewery or liquor shop where you can try some more Japanese sake. Please enjoy Japanese sake!!
This tour ends at Fushimi-Momoyama Station (Keihan) or Momoyama-Goryo-Mae Station (Kintetsu), however, I will show you how to go back to your hotel.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine: You can pray for your business success because this shrine has the connection with rice harvest. (You can find many statues of foxes there.)
Please enjoy walking under the vermillion torii gates tunnel.
This shrine is also well known as a stage used in a movie, 'SAYURI'.
Fushimi District: The quality of water, rice, and skill of brewmasters are the most important keys to make good quality of Japanese sake.This area has purified, clear
spring water and has been famous for producing famous Japanese sake.
We will visit Japanese sake brewery and museum. You can also try some Japanese sake.
If you have more time left, and pay a little more, we can visit other brewery or liquor shop.
Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area
Transportation fee( for you and your guide)
Entrance fee: 400 Japanese yen/person
Please note that we use public transportation.
Tomoe has been super patient with our accidental change of plans for the day (and there were 14 of us so you can well imagine!) and managed to save our day with helping translate a few things with our driver. She took us around for more than we bargained for (since the accident had almost brought our plans to a halt!) and introduced us to the places we visited very clearly. Meals were well planned for and the ambience was fantastic. I highly recommend her to tourists of Japan who require a caring and good guide who speaks good English. We will definitely ask her to guide us around again when we return to Japan. Sunn and 13 others in the family
Dear Sunn, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I was moved that you always think of your family and do a lot for your family. Because of the accident, we lost 3 hours, however, I'm glad that you were able to enjpy lunch and visit places in Kyoto. I had a really good time with you, such a big and nice family. Please come back to Kyoto again! TOMOE
My daughter and I spent 2 lovely days with Tomoe. She is thoughtful, detail oriented and very sweet. We can’t asked for a better tour guide. Thank you so much Tomoe-San Hope to see you very soon ?
Dear Angelica, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very happy to start 2020 with such nice people like you. (As I wrote you, and told you, the first three days of the New Year's Holiday are the very special days for Japanese people, and I'm very glad that I was able to spend such wonderful time with you on those days.) You are so nice and inspired me a lot as a woman, as a wife and as a mother! Please come to Kyoto again! I miss you a lot. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide! TOMOE
Tomoe did an excellent job. Not only got us to the planned sightseeing locations and provided insightful information but also took the time and effort to help with some train arrangements. She is a very personable person and enjoyed visiting with her as much as seeing the sights. She only left us when we were securely on the train back to our hotel. As an aside, Nara is a great city to visit.
Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Nara on such a nice day in winter. I enjoyed talking with you and your sons, too. Thank you so much for finding me and giving me such a wonderful encounter! There are more nice places to visit in Kyoto. I hope that you will come to Kyoto again. TOMOE
We enjoyed our tour. Tomoe is a fanstastic guide! Friendly, patient and will go out of her way to make the tour enjoyable and fun. She knows our dietary restriction and that she helps with the food selection. We would certainly like to have more tours with Tomoe in the future should we be in Kansai again. To Tomoe - A very big thank you and our best wishes for you and your family for 2020!
Dear Zainol, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I had a very good time with you and your wife in Osaka. I was impressed because you have studied a lot and know a lot about Japan which is a foreign country for you. I hope that I can share time with you and your wife again. TOMOE