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[Basic Course] Explore Eastern Kyoto city (Higashiyama)

by TOKIE
(10) Reviews
8h $ 282

Highlights

  • Walk through thousands of red shinto gate at Fushimi Inari shrine
  • Have a great view from the stage of Kiyomizu temple
  • Enjoy (window) shopping along Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka slope.
  • Walking through Yasaka shrine, one of the oldest shrine in Kyoto
  • Walk in Gion district with traditional wooden houses (machiya), where geishas work
  • Find Kyoto local food at Nishiki market
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1 ~ 10 people 281.60 USD
11 ~ 15 people 334.40 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

Kyoto is one of the biggest destination is Japan, filled with traditional atmosphere.
But it's hard to explore the whole city in one day and this tour focuses on the eastern part called Higashiyama, which includes the oldest history in Kyoto. Through the tour, you'll learn the history and culture of Kyoto, not only about the old days but also how people live nowadays.

What to Expect

We'll visit the most popular spots in Higashiyama area including Fushimi Inari shrine, which will give you a basic idea of Japanese traditional culture.
We'll visit both Buddhism temple and Shinto shrine so that you'll see Japanese mixed religious culture, and also by visiting Gion District and Nishiki market, you'll see the typical Kyoto scenery in both touristy and local way.
There are many shops and food stands selling Japanese stuff in Higashiyama area, where you can find lovely souvenirs foodie experience and even though you don't plan to shop anything, they're good places to get a lot of knowledge of Japan.

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Highlights

  • Walk through thousands of red shinto gate at Fushimi Inari shrine
  • Have a great view from the stage of Kiyomizu temple
  • Enjoy (window) shopping along Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka slope.
  • Walking through Yasaka shrine, one of the oldest shrine in Kyoto
  • Walk in Gion district with traditional wooden houses (machiya), where geishas work
  • Find Kyoto local food at Nishiki market

Important

Basically my schedule will be shown for only next 2 weeks but if you have any request for further days, please feel free to ask me.

It's a walking tour so please join the tour with walking shoes.
Taxi hire is available with extra charge if requested in advance.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick up area in Kyoto city
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (you and guide)
Fushimi Inari - Kiyomizu temple : 210 yen
Lunch
Entrance fee (Kiyomizu temple : 400 yen)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 10 )
Gavin Gavin Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very friendly and adaptable ”

Because we were unsure of subway Tokie met us and helped us but tickets and at end of tour did the same again, even going with us because we had to change trains. She was very knowledgeable about the area and we met many local people. If we come back to Japan we would live to be guided by Tokie.

TOKIE:

Hi Gavin ! Thank you for joining my tour and I'm happy that you liked my tour ! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future !

Karl Einar Karl Norway ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Fantastic day in Osaka ”

Tokie was superb. She took us around her own neighborhood showing us a shrine and some local shops, including a stamp workshop were we made our own stamps. In the evening she took us barhopping and we tried out local drinks and foods. We definitely got to experience some of the local flavor that we probably wouldn't have found on our own. Tokie is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and an experienced guide. I highly recommend her.

Arjun Arjun India ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ 1 day Osaka city tour ”

Extremely friendly and informative guide... kept us excited and entertained throughout the day. Thouroughly enjoyed the experience 😄

TOKIE:

Hi Arjun ! Thank you for coming and Im happy you enjoyed my tour :) Come back to Osaka anytime :)

Brandon Derick Brandon Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Funtastic Osaka ”

Tokie our guide was very nice, friendly, and accomodating. We had a great time in the Cup Noodles Museam, Osaka Castle and The Osaka Aquarium. The one day was short but enjoyable. Thank you Tokie!

Sally Sally United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Osaka higglights ”

Wonderful one day tour of Osaka with Tokie.