Kyoto may no longer be the capital of Japan, but - from its origins up to these days - it’s considered Japan's capital of culture. Take that Tokyo! Join this tour to learn about zen gardens, temples, shrines, Geisha and all things Kyoto.
First, you'll head to one of the city’s must-see sights, the Tofukuji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, and famous for its traditional, yet modern, Zen garden, this is a great place to escape to a relaxed atmosphere in the city. Next, you'll walk through a nice local residential neighborhood to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Walk thorough a seemingly endless stretch of iconic red torii gates and stop to admire the shrines and many fox statues. Bring your cameras, this is a sight you wouldn't want to forget! As the sun begins to set on the Toriis, you'll head to Gion, famously known as Kyoto’s Geisha district. Stroll past the 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses, many of which are still exclusive establishments for Geisha entertainment, see the theatres and traditional shops and soak up the atmosphere of this historic quarter. This iconic neighborhood makes for the ideal end to this Kyoto city tour and is sure to leave you completely enamored with this charming city.
To take your experience to the next level you can choose to have a private guide, just for you and your group! Simply select the option you prefer at checkout.