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Stroll in Gion area and Tea Ceremony

by Keiko
(25) Reviews
6:30h $ 188 Price up to 8 people


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

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188.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


•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.

Organized by Keiko

Licensed Guide
(25) Reviews


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


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
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
at downtown area
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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Keiko

Licensed Guide

(25) Reviews

Contact Keiko
Response Time 14 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I am Keiko. I have a national qualification as a English-speaking guide. I was brought up in Kyoto, among a lot of old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.(ex. Kiyomizu Temple, Toji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine and so on) Some of them are now famous worldwide and on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From childhood, a daily sight with a lot of tourists from abroad has been quite normal for me. I had already been thinking,"What can I do for them?" (Of course, I'm thinking of it today, too.) And the answer was,"I would be a guide, to make their time in Kyoto much more wonderful". At last, the time has come! There are uncountable sightseeing spots in Kyoto, so you will need some help, if you want to see and get around the city efficiently. It is much better with a guide who knows Kyoto very well, just like me! And furthermore, it will lead you to a better understanding of Japanese culture. Don't hesitate to ask me, I can arrange the best trip for you, with a lot of choices and something to fit your taste. read more

Reviews ( 25 )

2 months ago |   by Christine

“ Best day in Kyoto with Keiko (with 10 of us) ”

Keiko planned an incredible day for my group of 10 (my family of 4, my sister's family of 4, and my parents). Due to my mother's limited mobility, we also hired a van (Japan Van) for transportation. Keiko is very knowledgeable in Japanese history and culture, and she speaks excellent English and gave us a good understanding of the background of the sites we visited, which included Arashiyama, Golden temple, Ryoan-ji temple, and a tea ceremony. We even managed to squeeze in an impromptu hike to the monkey mountain at Arashiyama. At every site, Keiko showed us the best photo spot. Thank you Keiko for a most memorable day in Kyoto for my family!

3 months ago |   by Corinne

“ Arashiyama bike tour ”

Keiko was a very friendly and helpful guide. We had a great time seeing many temples and shrines in Arashiyama — we covered a lot of ground and the fall colors were incredible. Thanks, Keiko!

Very Good
4 months ago |   by Jamie

“ arashiyama cycling tour ”

The cycling tour with Keiko at arashiyama was indeed very nice. She brought us to local temples which are as interesting as the more popular ones. We wouldn't have covered as many places if it weren't for her. I will definitely recommend her tour !

4 months ago |   by Marty

“ An awesome experience. ”

Keiko was very accommodating, always arrived at the meet up locations early and was extremely knowledgeable about each site we visited. She promptly responded to all of my emails prior to our tour and addressed all of my questions. My brothers are planning to visit Kyoto next year. I have advised them to hire Keiko for their trip as well. Thanks Keiko!

4 months ago |   by Susan

“ Best tour! ”

Keiko is personable, knowledgeable and well-spoken. She made our tours of Kyoto more interesting. She is flexible and we enjoyed our days with her. She a great tour guide!

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