I had a good time with a family from USA.
As they have a 6-year-old boy, I tailored half-day tours especially for them.
Our tour is as follows
Meeting them in the lobby of the hotel at 9AM
Tenryuji temple ( zen temple listed as a UNESCO world heritage site)
walking Bamboo forest
Otagi nenbutsu dera temple with 1000 stone statues
walking the preserved area Oku-saga
Gioji temple with mini-moss garden
Dropping in at Japanese indigo shop
( while the tour they enjoyed a little shopping too )
Meeting at Sanjo keihan station at 12:30
Fushimi Inari shrine. ( walking through red torii gate tunnel )
walking GIon Shinbashi showing Okiya and Ochaya, the way of life of Geisha
we drop in at Japanese Indigo shop with a workshop place. According to the staff of the shop, the fermented dyeing material is used only in Japanese method though there are some places you can see indigo dyeing in the world. The deep blue made in the indigo dyeing cannot be made by artificial method or paints.
https://triplelights.com/japan/kyoto/tour/42/kyoto-high-lights Kyoto highlights
https://triplelights.com/japan/kyoto/tour/43/arashiyama-walking-tour Arashiyama walking tour
Stone statues of Otagi nenbutsu dera temple
At the last part of the tours, we had a chance to talk with Japanese junior high school students. It seemed they really enjoyed the conversation with the students who are just one year older than their daughter. The conversation was filled with smile and laghter.
I hope they enjoyed the tour with me!!
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