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Exclusive tour especially for handmade-lovers and visiting Ginkakuji Temple

by TOMOE
(10) Reviews
6h $ 187 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?

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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 ( 10 )
Joanne Joanne United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Tomoe Is a Superstar ”

Tomoe is an amazing guide who gave me the best possible experience I could have ever had in Kyoto. I’m sad our connection couldn’t have lasted longer. She honored every request I had even helping me find Shinkansen souvenir socks for my grandson. She knows the history of each shrine and temple we visited. Tomoe is a talented photographer so the pictures I asked her to take of me were posed skillfully. She is outgoing and treats everyone she meets with respect. I loved that she corresponded with me very often before my trip so she could get a sense of what my interests were. I can only hope our paths will cross again. Ten stars for Tomoe!!!!!

TOMOE:

Dear Joanne, Wow!! Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review!! I have enjoyed exchanging mails with you and enjoyed these two days with you so much! Walking with you, talking with you, eating with you, and shopping with you, I enjoyed everything. Thank you very much for such wonderful days. We laughed a lot during these two days! I really hope that I can see you again. TOMOE

Miriam Miriam Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A special tour of Kyoto ”

Tomoe took 6 of us on a very special day tour of Kyoto. Amongst other sites, we visited the Golden Pavillion, the Silver Pavillion, the gardens of the Imperial Palace and Philosopher's Way. Thank you Tomoe for a brilliant day

TOMOE:

Dear Miriam, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I'm really glad that we shared the wonderful memorial day and you enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms. I do hope that you and your friends will visit Kyoto and I can see you again. Thank you very much for such a wonderful day! TOMOE

Bill Bill United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ So much to see in Kyoto ”

I had a wonderful time visiting Kyoto this year. Tomoe put together a great itinerary which was no easy task given the bus and train schedules that had to be followed. I'm just amazed at everything we were able to see. There is no way I would have seen half of the places had I tried to do this on my own. She is also very knowledgeable about the sites and which helped put things into perspective. I highly recommend her as a guide.

TOMOE:

Dear Bill, Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting places in Kyoto and Nara. I enjoyed the two days, too, and hope that I can see you again...Thank you for letting me guide you. TOMOE

Leo Leo United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great highlight of the best of what Kyoto has to offer ”

Tomoe-san is a seasoned tour guide who is fluent in English and knows how to bring the best of what Kyoto has to offer. She was very flexible and accommodating to our needs and suggested ideas that made the trip even better.

TOMOE:

Dear Leo, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review. I had such a wonderful half day with you! I wish I could have more time to spend with you and your friends who are really nice people to be with. Please remember me to your friends and I would be so happy if you and your friends choose me as your guide again when you visit Kyoto and Nara. Thank you so much for a wonderful half day. TOMOE

アンジェラ アンジェラ Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 Days Kyoto and Nara, 1 Night Dotonbori ”

At first I was apprehensive at hiring a tour guide, as we were used to planning our own. But hiring Tomoe was a really good decision for our family. Even before we booked her, she would already make suggestions and sample itineraries for us. She would adjust well to our limited time. It was as if we already booked her - she would give that much information and tips! :) During the trip, she would show you places only locals know. It was quite refreshing to be free of the crowds (and it COULD get crazy around those spots), and just appreciate the place. She also takes great photos! :) It was like travelling with family, except that that family knows more about the place than you do ;) I would highly recommend Tomoe-san!

TOMOE:

Dear アンジェラ Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review. I really thank you so much for finding my page on TripleLights and sending me a mail. Thanks to your mail of inquiry, I was able to meet such a nice family. I enjoyed the night in Osaka, the day in Nara and Fushimi, and the another day in Arashiyama with your family. When I saw your family off at Kyoto Station (when I saw your family on the train for Osaka, from the platform) on the last day, I felt as if I had seen my own family off. I do hope that I can see you and your family again!!! Thank you for such a wonderful encounter. TOMOE

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