Explore the Higashiyama district with your own Local Guide
During this tour, we'll explore the Kiyomizu temple, and the Gion district.
Kiyomizu temple was built in the 8th century, and is one of our world heritage sites. All buildings are made of wood. Kiyomizu temple is famous for the platforms which are projecting over a cliff. You can see very beautiful view of Kyoto from that platform.
The Gion district is located in the center of Kyoto and it is famous for Keisha girls who entertain the guests in particular places called Ochaya (it is a kind of restaurant) If you walk there in the evening and you are lucky, you may see Geisha walking in that area.
Let's enjoy this walking tour together!
From the nearest bus stop we walk up the slope to Kiyomizu temple through the area where a lot of shops are lined up. About 30 minutes walk.
From Kiyomizu temple we go to Yasaka shrine through Sannenzaka slope and Ninennzaka slope where we can see the traditional view and feel the traditional atmosphere.
From Yasaka shrine we go to the Gion district, about 1 hour walk.
We usually end in the Gion district. Or, we can return to your hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Public transportation and walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
830 Japanese yen - - Bus fare 230yen each for you
- Your admission fee 600yen each for Kiyomizu temple
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle which you book.
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Akira was knowledgeable of the area we visited and was informative about culture and sites visited. Allowed us to stop and explore areas of interest. Gave us a great recommendation for lunch.