This tour consists of 3 elements.
One is an experience of Japanese culture (Tea Ceremony)
2nd is to touch with Japanese Food culture. Ingredient of Nishiki Market represents the best food in Kyoto.
3rd is to sroll Gion Distirct and to realize the Gion culture, which is continuing for more than 400 years.
Feel free to personalize this offer with ERIC.
You can experience Tea Ceremony at Tea Ceremony Room and serve tea by yourself, that will help you to understand Japanese Wabi culture.
At Nishiki market, you will realize what kinds of season foodis selling there. They are changing every month.
Around commercial area, you may able to find some shops which deal wtih so-called Kyoto items.
By strolling Gion District, you may be able to find real Maiko & Geisya, and to touch with Gion Culture, wooden structure houses, stone pavement, narrow alleys, kimono style
and so on. The Gion district is the top-ranked Entertainment area, and they endeavour to keep the circumstances..
hotel pick-up in Kyoto
Tea ceremony fee: J.Yen2700 per person
transportation fee ( you & guide)
At Gion District, you may find real Maiko & Geisya, however, you cannot take photoes with them
Because since they professional entertainers, they will take photoes only wtih their guests. You are just tourist.
The Merchants in Kyoto are very proud of their goods, and then it is not a good idea to request for discount.
Please put-on suitable shoes for walking.
Will use public transportation, and it will cost about J.Yen1000.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We contacted Eric at the very last minute to do a very abbreviated tour. He took us exactly where we wanted to go and helped us meet our timing constraints. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the information he shared with us about the places we went to see.
Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka
Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!
Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka
Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.
Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka
Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!
Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka
At the last minute we decided we needed a tour of Kyoto to really get a feel of the city. Eric was great at immediately responding to my inquiry, and agreed at our meeting time and place, which was only a few hours out. His personality is very upbeat and cheerful and his enthusiasm for the job and the sights really shines through. He was great answering all of our questions and showing us off the path spots of interest. At the end of our tour, he not only took the taxi to the train station with us, but helped purchase our train tickets and literally put us on the correct train to make sure there were no mistakes since it were a little nervous. He even changed our train to one that would be more efficient than what we had originally planned. I would highly recommend Eric as a fantastic guid... read more
Hi Ms Whitneu Thank you for your and I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed tour: with me. If possible, please come to Kyoyo again and to wish to have a good time with you Thanks and Regards. Eric Tanaka