Strolling Gion is absolutely essential
This tour is composed of 2 sections, a day tour of Kyoto and an evening tour of Gion.
The tour starts at 1pm (recommended but flexible) at Kyoto Station or your accommodation. As for the PM tour part, you can choose any destination as long as it fits the time frame. The number of the destinations would be 2 or 3, depending on the proximity.
Note:. This tour is not available on Sundays.
The standard group size is up to 4 people.
Please contact me for a larger group.
For the afternoon tour part in Kyoto, you could choose two or three places to include. To make it feasible, I will give you advice accordingly.
The evening tour starts by strolling along the lovely Shirakawa canal. You'll be surprised how quickly you can move away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. We'll take you to Geisha districts where you might be able to catch a glimpse of Geisha walking along the street. As the light fades and night falls, we'll transition to the Yasaka/Higashiyama area. Here, we'll enjoy walking along lane ways in the historically preserved district, seeing a 5-story pagoda with its stunningly intricate structure before arriving at Yasaka Shrine, a major Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. After briefly taking a look at a quirky shrine where a deity of beauty is enshrined we'll head over to a local restaurant to have a light meal and conclude the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Agreed place in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, Kyoto Station or any other convenient place for the first destination.
End location: Agreed place in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, the final destination or any other convenient place for you.
Duration: 8 hours
Part of this tour takes place on foot.
The evening tour part is a fully walking tour.
If you are a group of 2 or 3, taxi will be recommended for some parts as it's rather cheaper.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 JPY - (the estimate is just a benchmark) - Average entry fee : 400 yen per person per place
-Public transportation : 140-260 yen per time per person
-Early dinner: Up to you
I am unable to provide driving tours.
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A great afternoon and evening tour of Kyoto. Guide was friendly at all times full anecdotes, history, tales and insight. It made our visit to Kyoto a most enjoyable one.