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Wandering Kyoto Higashiyama

Hiroyuki H.

4.88(8) reviews
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Starting from Ginkakuji, we walk along Tetsugakunomichi (philosopher's path) to Gion district. You will find Japanese beauty in the old Ginkakuji, Zen temple and garden in Nanzenji, Red light district, Gion.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Ginkakuji: beggining of Japanese beauty

Nanzenji: Zen garden, Suirokaku: an aqueduct of the Lake Biwa Canal passes the front gate of the temple

Gion: walk through old typical red-light district Gion street

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

What to Expect

You can experience and feel the beginning and the old edo-period style of Japanese beauty. We can also see that great care was taken to conserve the landscape in building the construction for industrialization.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide): around 1000 yen, lunch: typically from 1500 yen to 2500 yen, , entrance fee: 500 yen (Ginkakuji), 500 yen (Hojoteien)

Important Information

Guiding in Kyoto and Osaka area and surrounding places is possible. Please contact me if you want to have guide in such area without attention to my calendar. The available days for guiding depend on the location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Julie D.

Oct 21, 2022

Osaka half day tour

The weather was good for a tour and we were able to go to Osaka Museum of history and Dotonburi. We appreciate the effort of Hiro-san preparing and printing the tour materials. He also tried to answer our questions the best way he understood them and the best way he can. However, we still had difficulty communicating and understanding him, and he had difficulty explaining also. Maybe that’s why during the tour was not as lively and informative as we think it should be. But we are grateful for the things we saw.

Hiroyuki H.

Thank you for the review. I am glad to know you are grateful to see Osaka Museum of history and Dotonbori. The museum exhibit that Osaka has long been an important place in Japan from ancient times to the present. It covers so many topics in different periods. The social systems, industries and transportation of each periods were different. So I focused on explaining several points and omitted many topics. It might be difficult for you to have an overall image. I should have explained a little more in advance. Your sister's experience in Japan gave me an opportunity to find an interesting topics such as differences between Tokyo and Osaka, Osaka dialect, etc. Your mother and father let me know the location of your house in the Philippines. That helps to add my knowledge of the Philippines. Thank you to your whole family. I wish your family have a safe and fruitful trip in Japan.


Darryl C.

Nov 20, 2019

Day Tour of Osaka

An absolutely brilliant day with Hiroyuki who had spent so much time researching and organising the day. Ceramic museum was something we will never forget. Shopping arcades also amazing in size and variety. Osaka castle was very good as well. Hiroyuki showed us and explained so much both historically and on the Japanese way of life. Lunch was traditional Japanese meal which was outstanding. Cannot recommend Hiroyuki to you highly enough.

Hiroyuki H.

Thanks for your comments. The tour was very rewarding. Having tour with you made me aware of new spots and something new even in the usual spots.


Nola B.

Apr 28, 2019

highly recommend

Had a very good day with Hiroyuki. We really enjoyed our day. He was very caring and considerate considering our age. He was also knowledgeable about Osaka. We would highly recommend Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki H.

We had an enjoyable time during the tour. I could get the thoughts on the visited spots in this tour and also in the experienced tours all over the world from everyone. Thanks for joining my tour and sharing experience.


Tram N.

Apr 14, 2019

Great Sightseeing Experience in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe

Hiro provided our group with a wonderful sightseeing experience in Japan. We had opportunities to experience Japanese culture by visiting areas of historical importance, learning more about Japanese customs, and tasting a variety of delicious Japanese cuisine. Hiro was friendly and very accommodating and flexible with our schedule during the trip. Even though parts of our schedule changed during the trip to cater to the group's needs, the tour was seamless. We would consider re-booking with Hiro if we are visiting the area again.

Hiroyuki H.

It made me happy that you all had full of curiosity, enjoyed variety of Japanese foods and sight-seeing spots. I will be glad to guide you next time.

$132/ per group