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Highlights

  •   Nishiki food market
  •   Nishiki tenmangu shrine
  •   Kyoto souvenir shop
  •   Yata temple
  •   Kakimoto Japanese paper shop
  •   Kaboku cafe attached to Ippodo tea shop
  •   Horino memorial museum ( sake and Kyoto house museum )

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point In front of Daimaru department store on Shijo street
Ending Point Karasuma Oike ( corner )
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 10

In case of the day when Kaboku or Horino memorial museum are closed, we exchange the itinerary a little. Pleas ask in advance.

Booking
4h
When?

People

69.60 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

One of my visitors from abroad said to me, " If you want to know the culture of the country, tasting and learning about the food is the best way".

Nishiki food market is called the kitchen of Kyoto's citizens. Walking through the market with a guide, having the food explained and trying samples will be much more interesting than visiting the market alone!
In addition, this tour takes you to a traditional tea shop where you can enjoy learning how to make Japanese tea usually drunk at home, as well as to a traditional Kyoto house which used to be a sake brewery.
If you are more interested in a traditional tea ceremony than enjoying tea at a tea shop, you can change the itinerary from the tea shop to a tea ceremony, though an additional charge is required.
Let's enjoy a 4 hour food culture encounter!!


What‘s included

Guide fee
entrance fee for Horino memorial museum
Hoji or Kuki sencha tea ( basic menu )

What‘s not included

If you order another menu at Kaboku, additional charge will be required
In case of changing the course from Kaboku to tea ceremony experience, additional charge will be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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The TripleLights Difference

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Reviews

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Amelia
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Beautiful Kyoto with Tomoko ”

Tomoko was the perfect guide for our visit to Kyoto. She met us at the Port in Osaka and we made our way by train to Kyoto. We managed to visit, Inari Fushimi, Golden Temple, Bamboo Forest and Gion in one day. She took us to a fantastic small local restaurant for an authentic Japanese meal, sooo good. Tomoko has so much patience and was very knowledgeable with her information and history. My husband was very impressed, as he has a knee injury and sometimes struggles to get around, Tomoko made the perfect itinerary to suit his mobility, this was much appreciated. We experienced local trains and taxis and everyday life in the community. She even accompanied us back on time to the Terminal Port. We loved our tour with Tomoko and told all our ship friends about our wonderful experience. Thank you Tomoko.

Tomoko:
Dear Ameila Thank you for your posting the review of the tour. I am very happy to find that you enjoyed the tour with me. Unfortunately, we had limited time and I made a tour so that you could enjoy the tour as much as possible, I hope it went well. The scene you saw on the tour will stay in your memories of the trip to Japan. Thank you for having me as your guide

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Stacey
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ A beautiful day in Kyoto ”

Tomoko-san took all the worry and trouble away from what could have been a complicated and stressful day. She organized visits to many different locations and helped with the most convenient way to get from one place to another. Additionally it was very interesting hearing her stories and descriptions of the places we visited.

Tomoko:
Dear Stacy Thank you for your feedback. I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. Blessed with a fine weather, it was good to walk. I hope the scene your family saw will stay in the memories in Kyoto.

Douglas Douglas
2 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Tour Guide in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara ”

Tomoko was an excellent tour guide. She always has a smile and a wonderful attitude throughout the entire day and some of our days were long. She definitely knows her way around the cities and all the trains, buses, subways etc. You will have a great time and she knows fabulous places to eat the local specialties in each city without breaking the bank. You will be very happy with her guide services.

Tomoko:
Dear Douglas Thank you for having me as your guide. Just three days are not enough to show you around the cities of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. But I believe you found the different atmosphere in each city. Please come back again to have your favorite local food!

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Jacob
3 months ago , From: Denmark

Very good tour where I saw all the highlights of Kyoto and a couple of hidden pearls which I appreciated very much. Very good Japanese lunch in a small, non touristic restaurant. Tomoko was also very helpful with information reg. restaurants and upcoming events.

Tomoko:
Dear Jacob Thank you for your posting the tour review. I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour. I hope you got many nice pictures in Kyoto.

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Christine
4 months ago , From: United States

We had a wonderful custom day tour with Tomoko. She was very knowledgable, friendly and flexible. We would recommens her services.

Tomoko:
Dear Christine, Thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. and the time in Kyoto will be in your memory of your trip to Japan.

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