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Stroll in Gion area and Tea Ceremony

by Keiko
(31) Reviews
6:30h $ 180 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

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

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180.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 14 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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 31 )
Karen Karen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Keiko was the best! ”

Our family of three only had 2 days in Kyoto so we wanted help hitting as many highlights as possible. Keiko grew up in Kyoto and knows it inside and out. She and I went through possible itineraries before our arrival so she had a great itinerary for both of our days and we covered a ton of ground. We also had 2 great lunches with her, which was lovely. She knew the history of every temple and shrine, and helped us understand the Maiko (Gaiko/Geisha) culture and history. Keiko is warm and friendly and so sweet! We are so happy we got to meet her!

Keiko:

Dear Karen, I am very happy to hear from you. When you asked me which area would be good to stay, I recommended Gion area because of the traditional atmosphere. And you enjoyed your stay there. That made me happy and relieved. Even though it was very hot those days, we visited a lit of sites including temples and shrines, I really enjoyed them with you too. I hope your daughter also had fun at Ghibli shop and the monkey park! If you ever come back to Kyoto, I will definitely bring my daughters to see her. So I look forward to seeing you sometime again. Lastly, thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and participating in my tour. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family. Arigatou!! Best regards, Keiko

Luis Luis United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Kyoto ”

I had an excellent time in Kyoto being guided by Keiko. Keiko worked closely with me to setup a one day tour of Kyoto. I wanted to see as much as I could in one day and Keiko helped me to do just that. We went to Fushimi Inari, Ryoanji, Kinkakuji, and Nijojo palace plus Keiko was able to add a lunch and a tea ceremony to our busy schedule. During the tour, Keiko explained details and history of each site which were very interesting. Her English is good and communicates well. In addition, in case I hadn't had enough during the tour, Keiko recommended me a place where I can see a Geisha performance. After the tour, Keiko helped me get a taxi to go to the Geisha performance and it was great. I even got to take a picture with a Geisha! In summary, the tour was wonderful. It was a busy day with a lot of walking but I asked for that to begin with and Keiko helped me to get the most out of one day in Kyoto. I highly recommend Keiko for anyone that wants to see Kyoto and learn about the history of each site. Thank you so much Keiko for your services! I hope to one day return to Kyoto again. Arigato!

Keiko:

Dear Luis, I am very glad you had fun in Kyoto. That was a hot and busy day, but we could see and visit a lot of sites. I also enjoyed the tea ceremony with you at the end of the tour. About the Geisha performance, I am relieved to hear that you did not miss it and could take a picture with her. There are still a lot of beautiful sites in Kyoto so I hope you would come back sometime again. And I look forward to that day! Lastly, thank you very much for taking part in my tour and I offer my very best wishes to you and your family. Arigato! Best regards, Keiko

Arthur Arthur United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Day trip with Keiko ”

Keiko was a great guide for our one day trip in Kyoto. She took us to a number of sites in Kyoto, catering to our interests and allowing us to make any adjustments to her suggested list. Keiko was very easy to communicate with, both in person and through email leading up to the tour. She was very patient and helpful as we love to take many pictures and would give us interesting facts and info about each spot we visited. We would definitely book a tour with her again for future visits in Kyoto.

Keiko:

Dear Arthur, I am very glad you had fun in Kyoto. I really wanted to be your help since you took the trouble to incorporate Kyoto into your trip mainly in Tokyo. I was very happy to hear that you liked Kyoto and would come back sometime again. There are still a lot of beautiful and traditional sites here, so I am looking forward to showing you around sometime again. Lastly thank you very much for taking part in my tour. I offer my very best wishes to the two of you! Best regards, Keiko

Keith Keith United States ( Solo )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Path of Philosophy ”

I really enjoyed the tour Keiko organized for me during my recent business trip to Kyoto. We started at Nanzen-ji temple then made our way along the path of philosophy to Ginkaku-ji temple. She surprised me with a last minute trip to Nijo-jo Castle at the end of our tour as I was fascinated by the Shogun. I learned so much in such a short time about the history of Buddhism and Shinto from Keiko; her company and our conversations on religion and language were very enjoyable.

Peter Peter Australia
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Goon with Keiko ”

Our walking tour with Keiko was excellent. Her knowledge of the Gion area was amazing. Keiko was so friendly and shared so many interesting facts about the history we would have missed if we tried to cover the same area on our own. She made us feel relaxed and really special. We spent the day strolling through Gion, visiting a number of temples, markets and a then participated in a traditional tea ceremony. Even luckily enough to see a traditional Japanese wedding! Keiko is highly recommend. Thank you for such an enjoyable day in Kyoto. Kind regards, Pete Williams

Keiko:

Dear Peter, I am very glad you enjoyed the Gion tour and the tea ceremony. I am relieved to hear that because I wanted to make the tour not only a stroll but a good opportunity to learn Japanese history and culture. I might have talked too detailed things which may be unfamiliar to you but you listened to my story with attention during the tour. I am really thankful for that. Probably you can talk about Gion and tea ceremony to your friends now! I also hope that day became a memorable birthday for your sister. Lastly, thank you very much for participating in my Gion tour and I offer my very best wishes to you, your sister, your family and your Iaido champion friend! Best regards, Keiko

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