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  • Feel the calmness at the Zen rock garden
  • Experience the daily life and culture of the Japanese people
  • Recall the scenes from "Memoir of Geisha" by walking through the corridors of red gates
Experience the culture of Japan through this tour of all things Kyoto. Though Kyoto is not the capital of Japan but it has left no stone unturned to give you the real feel of Japanese culture. Explore the Zen gardens, the shrines, know about the traditions of Geisha in this tour.

Explore the temples, shrines and gardens that make' Kyoto' Japan€™s capital of culture on this unique tour of the city. Founded as the national capital more than 1,200 years ago,' Kyoto' originally developed as a centre of aristocratic culture, and is most famous for its Zen gardens and Geisha traditions.

On this' Kyoto' tour, you'll discover some of the magic of the city through cultural explorations and local experiences. First we'll head to' one of the city€™s must-see sights, the Tofukuji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, and famous for its traditional, yet modern,' Zen garden, this is a great place to' escape to a' relaxed atmosphere' in' the city. Learn about the origin and inspiration for the garden, and what it means to the Monks who continue to live and study here.

Next we walk through a nice local residential neighbourhood to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Home to a seemingly endless stretch of iconic red torii gates spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this shrine is a world unto itself. Walk through snaking corridors of red gates, made famous in the film "Memoirs of Geisha", stopping to admire the shrines and many fox statues. Major photo opportunity alert!

As the sun begins to set on the Toriis, we leave behind the foxes and head to Gion, famously known as' Kyoto€™s Geisha district. This area was the model for Memoirs of Geisha, and it comes alive with people and lights in the evening. Stroll past the 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses, many of which are still exclusive establishments for Geisha entertainment, see the theatres and traditional shops, and soak up the atmosphere of this historic quarter.

This iconic neighbourhood makes for the ideal end to this' Kyoto' city tour, and is sure to leave you completely enthralled with this dynamic city.
customer reviews
4.3 - Very Good Based on 6 reviews
Very Good
Ms. Regina K. At
4 - Very Good
“Rebecca had heaps of knowledge and graciously answered a million questions. She did great!”
Very Good
Mr. Takako M. At
4 - Very Good
“We wished that the tour guide would bring us back to near Central Post Office where the tour started as everyone was not familiar with the public transportation from Gion district to Kyoto Station.”
Very Good
Ms. Minyan W. At
4 - Very Good
“Two guides are really awesome! Just two small pieces of advice, when gathering, I had trouble in finding the guide. I don't know which group is urban adventure group. It will be a better start to spot the guide easily. And our group has two guides, if they can all introduce themselves before the walk instead of during the walking process, it will be great! Thank you all. I had a wonderful afternoon even it was a rainy day.”
Excellent
Ms. Suzanne H. At
5 - Excellent
“Kiran was amazing. Thank you for this wonderful experience!”
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Transportation fare during tour
  • Entry to tofukiji.
what’s excluded
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from the meeting and end points
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3.5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Kyoto, Japan/Kyoto , Japan
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