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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From NZD 90.07

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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.


  • 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.

First, 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.

Next, 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.

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:
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in the Gion area at 5.30pm

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

City of Culture Kyoto

  • All entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donna F, USA, October 2016

Great tour and tour guide. We enjoyed every minute of it even in the rain, thunder and lightning.

Reviewed by: Maria M, October 2016

We had a great time! Really nice tour. Can only recommend it.