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)
- Food and drinks
- 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: Mary M, January 2016
Terrin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable! We went to Kyoto on one of the BUSIEST weekends and boy was it busy. It was crowded, everywhere. Terrin was great though, he didn't rush anything, he made sure we got the most out of our time there. I'm kind of sad we only got to see three major places but they were worth it. This is a great tour if you are new to Kyoto and need an introduction.
Reviewed by: Christopher R P, December 2015
Excellent tour. Guide was American so easy to understand. Very knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot.