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Stroll in Gion area and Tea Ceremony

by Keiko
(37) Reviews
6:30h $ 230 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Gion area(stroll and Kenninji temple)
  • Tea ceremony
  • Nishiki food market

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230.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

•A stroll in Gion area which is known for Maiko(apprentice Geiko) and Kenninji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Japan.
•Tea Ceremony experience in a real tea house.
•Nishiki food market

What to Expect

Great satisfaction with downtown area through the following.
•real knowledge and deep insight into Gion area and Maiko culture.
•visit to Kenninji temple and enjoying views of the Zen garden which will lead you to the better understanding of tea ceremony.
•tea ceremony served by a tea muster in English in a real tea house in a building specialized in Japanese green tea.
•visit to Nishiki food market where you can find a lot of specialties of Kyoto.

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Highlights

  • Gion area(stroll and Kenninji temple)
  • Tea ceremony
  • Nishiki food market

Important

Weekdays: from 9:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hrs)

Weekends & holidays : available full day

Your booking is accepted only when the tea house is available.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel puck-up,
What‘s not included
transportation fee from your hotel to Gion area, admission(Kenninji temple/¥500 per person), lunch, tea ceremony with Maccha green tea and Japanese confection(¥3,000 per person).
Depart From
Kyoto
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
at downtown area
Duration
6:30 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM
Number of people
up to 8 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 ( 37 )
Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best Kyoto Tour ”

Great tour guide. Our family spent two days touring all over Kyoto, including a bike ride. She was very well organized, spoke excellent English, and taught us everything we wanted to learn during our visit. Highly recommend touring with Keiko. You will not regret it.

Keiko:

Dear Mark, I am really glad to hear from you, thank you very much. Thanks to your cooperation, we could make it to all of the sites on the itineraries in two days. I was really happy to show you the different kinds of beauty of Kyoto, like Arashiyama, the Golden/Silver Temple, Fushimi Inari and Gion etc. At the last moment, you showed me the photo mentioning “I love Kyoto”. That was the word I wanted to hear since that means you fully enjoyed my hometown. There are lots of other beautiful sites in Kyoto, I will be looking forward to guiding you in those sites again some time. Lastly, thank you so much for coming to Kyoto and choosing me as your guide. I wish all the best for you and your family. I also appreciate your English lesson! Best regards, Keiko

James James United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

I highly recommend Keiko! She possesses all the characteristics you would want in a guide...she was polite, pleasant, organized, thorough, patient, knowledgable...and genuinely concerned with our happiness! She made our time in Kyoto a pleasant and memorable experience!

Keiko:

Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your kind words. I really enjoyed those three days with you. You taught me a lot about your city, the entire US and English itself culturally and linguistically. I liked your French lesson, too. That was really interesting. In Kyoto, you especially focused on the Higashiyama area where I grew up. I was glad about that. I hope you enjoyed Arashiyama, tea ceremony, shopping and Japanese food as well. Lastly, thank you so much for coming to Kyoto and giving me your precious time. I wish all the best for you and your family. Best regards, Keiko

Katherine Katherine United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ beautiful Arashiyama. ”

Absolutely wonderful...Keiko is a treasure!

Keiko:

Dear Katie, Thank you very much for your words. I am really glad to hear. I also appreciate your cooperation in a change in the date because of the weather. Thanks to that, we could enjoy Arashiyama in the sun. During the tour, we talked a lot and I am still jealous of your life but I will be doing my best here in Japan. I hope you will also have great days at home. Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and choosing me as your guide. I will definitely let you know when I visit California some time. Best regards, Keiko

Andrew Andrew Australia
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Cycling, Walking Bamboo Grove and other sights. ”

Thanks Keiko for a fantastic day. Not only did you provide a great day of exploring but you also set us up with lots of local knowledge for our time in Kyoto. The cycling was easy - anyone who has ridden a bike before can do it and it’s a great way to visit the sights around the Bamboo grove. Being cherry blossom Kyoto was exceptionally busy. Keiko navigated the crowds and look us to some beautiful shrines they were quiet and out of the way. I will definitely be recommending Keiko to others but you need to book her well in advance as she gets booked out during peak seasons.

Keiko:

Dear Andrew, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Arashiyama in the peak Cherry Blossom season. We could avoid crowds by bike and make it to quiet sites like the moss garden, the temple bell and another small Bamboo Grove. We also fully enjoyed cherry blossoms there. That was the great day for me as well. I hope your trip after this tour went well, too. Thank you very much for coming to Japan from Australia and taking part in my bike tour in Kyoto. I offer my very best wishes to you and hope to see you again some time in Kyoto. Best regards, Keiko

Amanda Amanda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Wonderful Guided Tour ”

Keiko creates an itinerary based off your interests, she is incredibly well educated about Kyoto and Japan in general! Her English is great, and she is so helpful and accomodating to any of your needs. Keiko is also upfront about any costs (for us it was paying for temple entrances) before continuing. She is also quick to respond to any messages prior to the booking. Our group loved her, such a wonderful tour guide!!

Keiko:

Dear Amanda, I hope you all have been well. I really appreciate your message on our bike tour. We made it to the smaller and quieter temples away from the center of Arashiyama where it takes long by walk. I was so glad to see that you were enjoying the day. We also had nice Japanese food for lunch. If you ever come back to Kyoto, I would recommend the Monkey Mountain next time. And I enjoyed talking with you about Arashi. Every time I see them on TV, I remember you. Well, thank you so much again for taking part in my bike tour. I offer my very best wishes to you all and look forward to seeing you sometime again in Kyoto. Best regards, Keiko

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