Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
- Led by a local guide
- Free snacks included
- Small-group tour
On the outskirts of the city, nestled in a wooded mountain, is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Wander through the numerous bright red torii (sacred gates), made famous in the film Memoirs of a Geisha, and admire the many smaller shrines and fox statues.
Next, visit Tofukuji Temple, one of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto and a rare example of surviving Zen architecture from the 13th century. Amble through the many gardens, both modern and traditional, of this working monastery.
End your tour with a trip to the fascinating Gion District and home of the geisha. As you stroll past the traditional restaurants and tea houses that have remained unchanged over the years, glimpse the geishas with their beautiful and intricate kimonos, and learn the secrets of this ancient traditional art.
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City of Culture Kyoto
- All entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- A moderate amount of walking is involved- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Reviewed by: John D, November 2015
Rebecca gave us a wonderful tour!
Reviewed by: Florence A, November 2015
Very good introductory tour to Kyoto. Our guide, Alex, speaks excellent English and is very patient and kind. He is knowledgeable and answered our questions well. Yes, a lot of walking, but the pace is acceptable.