Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideo.
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
I would like to introduce you Higashiyama, the east area of Kyoto.
I will take you to Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Shijyodori, Kenninji Temple, Nishiki Market and Nijyo Castle.
Kiyomizu Temple literally means "Clean Water Temple." It is built over a cliff and is famous for its wide veranda and tall wooden pillars. From the veranda, there is a panoramic view of Kyoto. The Otowa waterfall is at the foot of the cliff. The water is channeled into three streams. Have you ever heard of the meaning of three streams ?
You can enjoy walking Sannenzaka slope lined with souvenior shops and reataurants. You see the five-story pagoda called "Yasaka-no-to", the symbol of Higashiyama. If you like, you can rent kimono for about 3,000 to 5,000 yen and
Soon you reach to Yasaka Shrine. Yasaka Shrine is dedicated to the worship of Susano-no-Mikoto who is thought to protect people from evil and bring success in business. Gion Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, is a festival of this shrine in July.
Shijo dori is one of the most busiest streets in Kyoto. The street from Shijyo Ohashi to Yasaka Shrine is lined with traditional souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Gion corner is close to this street. With luck you might see Geisha or Maiko.
Kenninji Tenple is the first Zen temple in Kyoto. The temple possesses many important work of art including theceiling painting "Soryuzu", or "twin dragons", and a ceramic replica of the famous "Wind and Thunder Gods."
Walking from Gion about 20 minutes take you to Nishiki Market, one of the three major markets in Japan. The market offers a wide variety of ingredients such as fish, Kyo vegetables and pickles.
You can have sushi, Japananese noodles including udo and soba, or tempura for lunch at Shijyo dori or Nishiki Market.
Nijo castle served as the residence of the Tokugawa family and their retainers when they visited Kyoto. However in 1867 Japanese historical event was held at Nijyo Castle. The 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned his power to the emperor and next year Japan officially started to become a modern state.
I am looking forward to joining my tour of Kyoto.
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
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We use subways and a bus. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee of this tour is about 900 yen per person and my transportation fee to Kyoto station is 1,680 yen.
Entrance fee is 900 yen per person.
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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 had a wonderful day with Hideo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful.
Hi Sandy I'm very happy to receive your review. Matsumoto Castle had a little steep stairs but you easily walked upstaires. In Matsumoto City Museum, I'm sure, you could enjoy the works of Yayoi Kusama, the most famous modern artist in Japan. I wish all of you happiness and I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sandy.
Well-organized, good group control. Very knowledgeable about Japan, and excellent skills at relating it. Sometimes difficulty with communication due to soft and relatively high-pitched voice! Would use again
I'm very happy to receive your review. I'll make use of your point (English speaking) going forward. I hope you enjoy Japan tour on Azamara Quest Cruise Ship. I wish you every happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Bob.
We had a wonderful day with HIDEo. We would recommend booking a tour with HIDEo
I'm very happy to receive your review. We visited Matsue Castle and Shimane winery where we could enjoy wine tasting and barbecue for lunch. Lastly we visited sacred Izumo Grand Shrine closely related to Japanese Mythology. I wish you happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ariella.
Hideo is very organized and knowledgeable! He met us in the lobby of our hotel and we spent about 5.5 hours together. He knew quite a bit about the history of Kyoto and Japan in general and answered all of our questions. It was very hot, but we managed quite nicely as there were enough times we were in a cooler areas. His English, while not like a native speaker's, was perfectly fine. We had no trouble understanding or communicating. We did provide lunch, but it was our pleasure to have Hideo as our guest. He made the day very enjoyable!
Hello Anju I'm very happy to receive your review. It was very hot on that day, bur thank you for following my guide payin my lunch. I wish your family much happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Anju.
I'm very happy to receive your message. We enjoyed Hiroshima local food, grilled conger and fried oysters for lunch. In Peace Memorial Museum we took a look at a lot of sad and emotional pictures. I had a great time with you. Thank you, Alexey. I hope to see you again. I wish you every happiness.