Air New Zealand Activities

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5263JPUB
Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese culture. Wander with your knowledgeable guide through Zen gardens, visit shrines and temples, and catch glimpses of geishas in their kimonos. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Free snacks included
  • Small-group tour
While traditional customs and lifestyle remain strong among locals, Kyoto is also a vibrant and modern city, where the old and the new co-exist in perfect harmony. You can soak up this culture on this small-group walking tour of Kyoto.

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kyoto Station
Departure Time:
2.00pm
Return Details:
Concludes in the Gion area at 5.30pm

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Pricing information

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

City of Culture Kyoto

Inclusions:
  • All entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Professional English-speaking guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kylie N, September 2014

I had a wonderful experience. The tour guide is very nice and speaks very good english! They were very knowledgable, and so willing to answer questions. I got some of my best photographs on this tour over my entire two months in Japan. This is the tour to do!

Reviewed by: Monica W, August 2014

It was awesome. Very informative and appreciated being given options and allowed to weigh in on what we did and how we got there.

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Tour code: 5263JPUB