Guided walking tour of Kyoto - City of culture
Activities

Guided walking tour of Kyoto - City of culture

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the peacefulness of a Zen rock garden at the Tofukuji Temple
  • Walk through Kyoto’s infamous red tori gates and discover the unique Geisha culture in the historical entertainment district Gion
  • Join a small group of maximum 12 people or choose the private option for a more intimate experience with your friends
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided 3.5-hour group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
    • Transportation fare
    • Entry to Tofukiji
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from the meeting and end points
    • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities
    Reduced price

    Where

    843-12 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8799, Japan

    Meeting point:

    In front of Central post office on the north side of Kyoto station. "Chu-o yu-bin-kyo-ku" (Central post office) is less than a minute walk from the station. Please meet in front of the door closer to the convenience store "Lawson"

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • Our guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • The itinerary and routes may be modified to avoid crowds and public transport
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • The private tour requires a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers. The maximum number of participants is 12
    • Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on this tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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