|Depart From||Kyoto , Shiga|
|Meeting Point||Kyoto station|
|Ending Point||Kyoto station|
|Departure||08:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Languages||English (License) , Chinese ( Cantonese ) (Beginner) , Korean (Beginner) , Swedish (Beginner)|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
This tour features both hiking and visiting a stunning, rarely visited world heritage site. Hiking in Mt. Hiei, one of the three holy mountains in Japan, will reveal to you the iconic Japanese scenic beauty of mountains and a lake. We take the same route of ancient pilgrimage and hike gently up to Enryaku-ji temple, a world heritage site. Overlooking Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, we will enjoy glorious sightseeing and come down, according to your preference, on the same or a different route or by Japan’s longest cable car. Time-permitting, we will explore the bottom of the mountain with many quaint temples and shrines. The area is often used for locations for filming. This refreshing hiking tour gives you a chance to imbibe Japan’s authentic verdant beauty and rich history.
I ended up traveling solo so booked the evening Gion tour with Ryoji who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was especially nice to see the quieter areas away from all the crowds. The secret garden is just lovely.
Despite the fact that we had different age gaps in our group (from a 6yr old to 84yr old), Ryoji was very patient and extremely accommodating to all of us. He took us to the most amazing sites in Kyoto, all the while telling annecdotes and histories of each place and taught us some of the Japanese culture. He made sure each of us had an awesome experience to remember, took us to the best places to eat, helped us find all the little keepsakes we wanted and made sure we got on the right train back home! Best tour ever!
We all really enjoyed our tour with Ryoji. Excellent English and knowledge plus a few lovely surprises along the way. Thank you
He did a great job. The tour went on time and just as promised. Spoke very good English. Gave us a very good overview of the Gion area and Kyoto nightlife. Gave us the ability to return to the area and know what we were doing.
Ryoji was great - took us on a 2 hour walking tour in Kyoto. We went at a perfect time of night without the crowds to get an understanding of some highlights of Kyoto. Learned a lot about where we were and overall culture of Japan. His English was exceptional which made the time with him more interesting and informative. He is a very good, hardworking and understanding guide! Learned about our interests and recommended things for us in Kyoto and Tokyo. Highly recommend!!
This tour features both hiking and visiting a stunning, rarely visited world heritage site. Hiking in Mt. Hiei, one of the three holy mountains in Japan, will reveal to you the iconic Japanese scenic ...