On this day tour, you will discover the wonderful city of Kyoto. This was the capital of Japan for more than 1000 years and the only large city in the country which was not bombarded during the 2nd World War. Join us to discover its incredible temples, its ancestral traditions, Zen gardens, and Geisha traditions.
Kyoto Walking Tour
First, we'll head to one of the city’s must-see sights, the Tofuku-ji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, its beautiful Zen garden is the perfect place to relax and escape the bustle of the city. You will learn all about the origins of the garden and why it is an important place for the monks that live here.
Next, we will walk to the Fushimi Inari-taisha - a Shinto shrine dedicated to the deity Inari, associated with fertility, rice, agriculture, and successful business. You will walk through the snaking corridor of amazing torii gates, stopping to admire the different shrines ad fox statues. You might recognize this location from the film ‘Memories of a Geisha’.
To end the tour, we will head to the ancient neighborhood of Gion, where we will try to find some of the few geishas that still exist in Japan today. Our tour finishes around 5:30 pm.
The meeting point is in front of the Central post office on the north side of Kyoto station. Please meet in front of the door closest to the "Lawson" convenience store.
Children under 6 years old are not permitted to participate on this tour.
The maximum group size of the tour is 12 people.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 76.40
3 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local English speaking guide.
Free use of transport during the tour.
Entry to Tofuku ji temple.
Food and drinks.
Transportation to and from the starting and finishing points.
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 7 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.