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
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: 4 hours
2 Trains its public transportation
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
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.
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She has a very pleasant personality and one notices immediatelly that she is experienced in tour guiding. She has been as well to many places and is able to adapt your schedule on the day and happy to do so. E.g. I was feeling unwell through a cold,so we adopted pace. We can only recommend here as she is very knowledgeable.Big thumbs up. Thank you so much.