Kyoto City & Culture Half day Walking Tour


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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
We need to take a detour. I have taken a wheelchair person before.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), German (basic), Japanese (fluent)

Walk in the ancient city and visit the most famous highlights with a local guide!

Kyoto is the longest capital of Japan and it's full of cultural sites. This 4 hours walking tour will make you understand this ancient city. We'll meet at Kyoto station and we'll catch a train to Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, perhaps the most popular site in Kyoto. This place is noted for thousands of vermilion torii gates that arch over a long path up the hill behind the shrine and for being the setting of the movie "Memoirs of Geisha".
We then visit Gion (Geisha district) and Kennin-ji temple, the oldest zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. We'll see its peaceful garden and you might have the chance to get a glimpse of Geisha on a quaint street.
Our tour finishes at Gion where close to downtown Kawaramachi.


-Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine
-Kennin-ji Temple
-Gion district

I recommend to start at 1. 30 / 2. 00 PM to have the chance to see Geisha walking on Gion district.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel (If it's located in Kyoto city) or JR Kyoto station at central exit.

End location: The tour will end at Gion. I will advice you how to get back to your hotel.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


2 Trains its public transportation

What’s Included

My services as your private guide for 4.00 h tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 JPY - Per person

Public transportation fee : 350 yen (when we start JR Kyoto station. If your hotel is located another place, + 300 yen)
Entrance fee of Temple : 500 yen
Drink or Local Snack if you needed : 150 yen

What’s Extra

Transportation (we'll use public transport)
Entrance fee of Temple
Travel insurance (please have your own on your travel during my tour)


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
To hire a big taxi is about 50,000yen for 8hours in Kyoto.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tomoko set up a night walking tour for us when I couldn't find an established tour that would accommodate our arrival time. She met us at our hotel at a time that worked for us and due to rainy weather that didn't allow for the originally planned walking tour, she had an optional tour that worked much better with the weather. We found her very easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and helpful with a number of questions that didn't always relate to the tour subject matter. We highly recommend her!
Alice Welsh

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