Soak up the essence of Japanese culture with this tour of Kyoto in which you will visit artisan workshops and taste some traditional green tea and sake.
Shopping Tour of Kyoto
Out first stop is at Fushimi Momoyama, one of the most attractive shopping areas in Kyoto. Here you will discover its rich history of green tea production. To learn more about this facet of the city, we will enter a shop dedicated to this famous infusion. Did you know that this local has served tea for more than 300 years?
Our tour continues in an old shop which prepares and sells Kyogashi - traditional sweets that are used in religious festivals and ceremonies. You can buy some of these tasty treats for yourself.
The tour then takes us into a district full of wineries, beer houses, canals, and traditional wooden buildings which belong to the most famous sake production center in the country. In fact, Fushimi means 'hidden water' and this area of Kyoto earned this name from its subterranean wells which have the ideal conditions for making sake.
Our next destination, Miyagawa-cho is one of the least visited geisha neighborhoods in the ancient Japanese capital. To reach it, we will catch one of the local trains. Once there, we will visit a small artisan workshop where you will witness the traditional artistic techniques of Ukiyo-e printing.
Our tour cultural tour finishes at sunset, in the neighborhood of Gion where we recommend you to stay and enjoy a fantastic geisha show.
Children are allowed on this tour but the price is the same as for adults. Instead of the sake tasting, children will receive additional sweets.
Please wear comfortable, casual dress and comfortable walking shoes.
There will be a maximum of 12 people in the tour group.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 85.1
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local English speaking guide.
Green tea tasting.
Tasting of sweets.
Train fare and entry to workshops.
Additional food and drink.
Souvenirs and personal shopping.
Tips for the guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Kyoto local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
South exit, Momoyamagoryo-mae Station.