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: Deepika M, April 2015
A great way to get a flavour of Tokyo. We were a group of 9 and Salome our guide managed to communicate and explain to all of us very well. We went to a shrine with beautiful zen gardens, a temple and then to the Giesha district. I was impressed with Salome's knowledge and enthusiasm about Japan and Japanese culture and really enjoyed the walk
Reviewed by: gazebbo, March 2015
Fantastic tour, packed so much into a few hours. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and her enthusiasm for Japan and Japanese culture was contagious- would recommend this tour to others.