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Exclusive tour for handmade-lovers and Ginkakuji Temple


Kyoto
6 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

There are many flea markets held in Kyoto on only one day in every month. In this tour, first, we will visit Ginkakuji Temple, and then, another temple where the famous handmade flea market is held. If you are interested in handmade, you will surely have a lot of fun! Only held on the 15th day of every month.

Itinerary

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  • Ginkakuji Temple: This temple was built by the order of shogun in the 15th century and officially known as Jishoji-Temple.

    This temple is famous for the two storied pavillion and its nickname, 'Silver Pavillion' even though no silver is used.
    You can enjoy a beautiful sand garden represents the Zen aestheticisim of Wabi-Sabi.

  • Chionji Temple: This temple is the Grand Head Temple of the Jodo(pure land) sect, and now this temple is famous for the handmade flea market held on the 15th day of every month.

    Every 15th day of each month, they hold the handmade market in the precinct of this temple. You will be amazed at the number of the shops and their quality, if you are interested in handmade. You may have the most enjoyable time and can buy the good souvenirs for your family and friends.

  • Shopping Japanese old cloth in the downtown.

    There are shops which sell old cloth, such as of kimono, in the downtown. You can buy some for your handmade.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel (lobby)(in Kyoto)
Ending Point Gion district (near Gion Shijyo Station), however, I will show you how to go back to your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and your guide)
Entrance fee: Ginkakuji Temple, 500 Japanese yen/person
Lunch (you and your guide)

Important

This tour will be available on 15th day of each month. Please refer the calendar.

If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)
This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,and Monday are available.

* Please note that we will use public transportation.
* I recommend you start this tour at your at 8:30, because we want to visit Ginkakuji Temple before it gets crowded and then move to the flea market earlier.
* If you want to stay at the flea market shorter or longer, on that day, I can arrange the shedule.(flexible)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Sunn Sunn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A wonderful day with a wonderful guide!! ”

Tomoe has been super patient with our accidental change of plans for the day (and there were 14 of us so you can well imagine!) and managed to save our day with helping translate a few things with our driver. She took us around for more than we bargained for (since the accident had almost brought our plans to a halt!) and introduced us to the places we visited very clearly. Meals were well planned for and the ambience was fantastic. I highly recommend her to tourists of Japan who require a caring and good guide who speaks good English. We will definitely ask her to guide us around again when we return to Japan. Sunn and 13 others in the family

TOMOE:

Dear Sunn, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I was moved that you always think of your family and do a lot for your family. Because of the accident, we lost 3 hours, however, I'm glad that you were able to enjpy lunch and visit places in Kyoto. I had a really good time with you, such a big and nice family. Please come back to Kyoto again! TOMOE

angelica Angelica United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Enjoyable company ”

My daughter and I spent 2 lovely days with Tomoe. She is thoughtful, detail oriented and very sweet. We can’t asked for a better tour guide. Thank you so much Tomoe-San Hope to see you very soon 🥰

TOMOE:

Dear Angelica, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very happy to start 2020 with such nice people like you. (As I wrote you, and told you, the first three days of the New Year's Holiday are the very special days for Japanese people, and I'm very glad that I was able to spend such wonderful time with you on those days.) You are so nice and inspired me a lot as a woman, as a wife and as a mother! Please come to Kyoto again! I miss you a lot. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide! TOMOE

Ronald Ronald United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Tomoe did an excellent job. Not only got us to the planned sightseeing locations and provided insightful information but also took the time and effort to help with some train arrangements. She is a very personable person and enjoyed visiting with her as much as seeing the sights. She only left us when we were securely on the train back to our hotel. As an aside, Nara is a great city to visit.

TOMOE:

Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Nara on such a nice day in winter. I enjoyed talking with you and your sons, too. Thank you so much for finding me and giving me such a wonderful encounter! There are more nice places to visit in Kyoto. I hope that you will come to Kyoto again. TOMOE

Zainol Zainol Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Osaka Kuromon Market ”

We enjoyed our tour. Tomoe is a fanstastic guide! Friendly, patient and will go out of her way to make the tour enjoyable and fun. She knows our dietary restriction and that she helps with the food selection. We would certainly like to have more tours with Tomoe in the future should we be in Kansai again. To Tomoe - A very big thank you and our best wishes for you and your family for 2020!

TOMOE:

Dear Zainol, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I had a very good time with you and your wife in Osaka. I was impressed because you have studied a lot and know a lot about Japan which is a foreign country for you. I hope that I can share time with you and your wife again. TOMOE

Catherine Catherine United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour with Tomoe ! ”

Tomoe is a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and kind, she took us to all the sites we wanted to visit and gave us many insights. I would recommend her services 100%.

TOMOE:

Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed Kyoto in spite of your injury. I love your family so much because you are such nice people. I really want to see you again. I do hope that you will come to Kyoto and let me see you and your nice family again. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me as your guide. I miss all of you! TOMOE

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