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Exclusive tour especially for handmade-lovers and visiting Ginkakuji Temple

by TOMOE
(22) Reviews
6h $ 195 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What to Expect

At Ginkakuji Temple, you can see the two-story pavillion and enjoy a beautiful sand garden represents the Zen aestheticism of Wabi-Sabi.
(It's called 'Ginkakuji Temple' meaning silver temple, however, no silver is used for this temple.)
At Chionji Temple, the handmade flea market has been held since 1987, and now, the number of shops has been getting larger and larger.
You can enjoy seeing and shopping handmade goods.
* The market is held on rainy days, too.
Then, if you want, I will take you to two shops in the downtown which sell Japanese old cloth.(Japanese Indigo blue, old cloth used for kimono, and so on.) If you prefer shopping at the flea market, please tell me.
For your reference, I stayed there for two hours because it was such a hot day, and one of my friends who likes handmade very much, stayed there for four hours even in summer!

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Highlights

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

Important

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)

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)
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.
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 ( 22 )
Bharathan Bharathan Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ visited from Australia ”

Tomoe is a fantastic guide.We had a wonderful experience.She was very helpful and managed to get us through to different places with in 6 hours.Very pleasant and helpful. She arranged lunch at a Japanese restaurant and the food was excellent. Highly recommend her to anyone wants to visit Kyoto.

TOMOE:

Dear Bharathan, Thank you very much for your good review! I spent a wonderful day with you on such a hot day. I like your children so much! There are many other places I want to show you in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka...I hope that you will come to my country and I can see you again. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me. TOMOE

Caren Caren United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Memorable day in kyoto ”

It was such a joy to tour Kyoto with Tomoe as our day was both educational and fun! We learned so much about the history of this beautiful city, and she shared a lot of insight into the Japanese traditions and culture. She is a great representative of Japan exemplifying kindness, thoughtfulness and respect. I plan to contact her on my next visit!

TOMOE:

Dear Caren, Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review!! All of your family are really nice people and I felt as if I had been one of your family...How nice and enjoyable day I spent with you! I laughed a lot with your family during the day. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me as your guide. I hope that your aunt has no problem with her knee. Please come back to Kyoto and let me see you again. Thank you very much for such a precious encounter!! TOMOE

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Tomoe is a great guide!

TOMOE:

Dear Zachary, Thank you very much for giving me 5 stars!! Thanks to you, I enjoyed guiding your clients from the U.S. in Nara so much. They were really nice family, and I talked a lot with them during the day. I hope that they made a wonderful memory in Japan and will visit my country again. Thank you very much! TOMOE

Davena Davena United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ We loved Tomoe! ”

We spent several days in Japan and had Tomoe as our guide on our final day of touring. She was amazing and made it our favorite day. She was kind, patient and an overall joy to spend the day with. She was able to show us the sights, share information about the places visited and hold good conversation throughout the day. We felt like we made a new friend in Kyoto and will be sure to connect with her again when we do return.

TOMOE:

Dear Davena, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review! I wish I could have more time to spend with you, because you are such nice people. You have a luck to see the inside of Hokando-temple which is rarely opened to public and also, you had a chance to see and take pictures with Maiko at Takashimaya department store!! The hot day which I spent with you became one of my precious memories as a guide. Please come to Kyoto again and let me see you. I love your daughters and miss you all! TOMOE

Cindy Cindy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto Highlights ”

Had a truly wonderful day with Tomoe in Kyoto. We had specific places that we wanted to see purely based on time restrictions and Tomoe got us everywhere. Although the weather wasn’t great it didn’t take anything away from our busy day. Tomoe is very friendly and easy going and it was a pleasure to have her guide us for the day. Terry is still talking about the conveyor belt lunch!! Thanks again for taking photos for us and giving us a taste of Kyoto - hopefully we’ll come back one day. Kind Regards

TOMOE:

Dear Cindy and Terry, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review. You are such a nice couple, so, even it was a rainy day, I enjoyed the day with you very much. ( I told my husband how nice couple you are.) I do hope that you will come back to Kyoto (there are more wonderful places to visit in Kyoto!!) and I can see you again. I miss you! TOMOE

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