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)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- A moderate amount of walking is involved- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Reviewed by: Gregory H, January 2015
Was lucky enough to be only the 2 of us on this tour. Jade (Australian) our guide had excellent knowledge for the area and it was helpfully that we could understand her so well and were able to ask so may questions about Japanense culture. Would definitely recommend the tour company.
Reviewed by: Justine H, January 2015
We had a fantastic time. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Not only did this save us the headache of looking for locations, without the guide's detailed explanations we would not have known what we were looking at and therefore had less fun. Everyone else on the tour was super nice too. Highly recommend this tour!