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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

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    What to Expect
    Meet up with your licensed tour guide at Kyoto’s JR Station in the morning. You’ll cover around 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) over the duration of the trip, exploration a range of lesser-known religious, historic and commercial attractions.
    During your walk, you’ll have the chance to visit a sampling of uncrowded religious sites, including a collection of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. For those that are more into retail, there’s also an opportunity to stop by the shop of traditional Japanese handicraft atelier, an establishment usually off-limits to the public. Halfway through your excursion you’ll stop for a traditional Japanese tea break.
    As you explore, your guide will share details about Kyoto’s rich religious traditions centering around the Shinto and Buddhist faith. You’ll also gain new insight into Kyoto history, learn about the most popular festivals, and get a glimpse of daily life for Kyoto residents. Finish your walking trip at the city’s Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
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    Departure Point
    Shimogyo Ward
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    1 Chome Kiyomizu, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0862, Japan
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • Afternoon tea
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Food
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This tour with Ayu was amazing. The group as well (thank you guys). Ayu was funny and explained a lot about japanese culture. We learned so much today. We laughed a lot today and saw a lot. Thank you so much.

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    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    The information about Kyoto hidden behind the alley is interesting. About Japanese lifestyle, Japanese seasonal events, Nintendo, Yakuza society, Kyoto crafts, delicious Japanese sweets, I enjoyed everything.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank k2yamagata
    Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed this tour. It was 5 hours but the time flew by. We avoided the touristy spits until the end and saw and experienced things you never would on your own. Our tour guide was fantastic. She was very informative and had a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Sue S
    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    We stayed in Osaka, so got the train over in the morning. Met up with guide Ru - Are you Ru :-) A native Japanese lady with excellent English, great knowledge and a wicked sense of humour. Really enjoyed the walk and the stops &...More

    Thank AGNZ2
    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    Having toured Japan for nearly 3 weeks, both myself and my partner agreed that this tour was one of the highlights. It took you through some of the backstreets, show you some 'off the beaten trackl' areas. We stopped in some traditional craft shops where...More

    1  Thank Joel P
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    Response from AGNZ2 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry if this is a bit late, but it's opposite Bus Stop #2. If you stand with the train station behind you, and facing the Kyoto Tower, walk about 60 metres keeping the bus stops to your left. There's some steps on the right... More
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