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Kyoto - Eastern Area Tour

Highlights, tradition, craftmanship, gardens & hidden gems

Tour duration: 8 hours

Price from 1 to 3 persons: 65,000 yens

5,000 yens per additional guests

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For over 1000 years in the late 19th century, Kyoto was a city known to be the birthplace of numerous traditional Japanese arts that were handed down by local people for centuries. 

In Kyoto, you can always find old-styled Japanese art, which is not very easy to find in other cities.

Watching, feeling, and understanding, at the end of the tour you can re-discover the Japanese traditions.

The Eastern side is known as Higashiyama district, where you can see old Japanese scenery.

If it is your first time in Kyoto, this tour could be a good start for your trip to learn about Japan and Kyoto.

 

Here are examples of our activities:

  • World Heritage Temples and Shrines

  • Kimono Wearing      

  • Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master or a priest

  • "Zen Kaiseki" Lunch break in a temple

  • Zen meditation with a monk   

  • Private visit of a Noh Theater

  • Visit of antiques shop

  • Etc.

Sample Itinerary (8-hours tour)

  • Our tour starts with the Silver Pavilion which is well known for its beautiful garden and fascinating history. Above the Silver Pavilion, there are many delightful gardens loved by the locals. If you are interested I could also take you off the beaten path, avoiding the crowds, to see these beautiful Japanese gardens.

  • For our next stop, we visit an impressively huge shrine which was built to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto as the nation's capital.

  • After that, we will visit a lovely garden to compare a modern garden with traditional ones. This garden is not very famous yet, but it is very beautiful!

  • After the garden, we will also visit a temple that was traditionally owned by members of the imperial family.

  • At the end of the day, we will visit the Yasaka shrine, (which is one of Gion's main attractions) and Geisha streets. Depending on your interests, we could also finish the tour at the famous Pontocho restaurant street.

  • Finish the tour

*Some activities may require extra fees. In this case, we will add them to your tour price.

** Private transportations can be arranged with extra fees.

This tour includes:

  • English speaking tour guide

  •  entrance fees, and public transportation for the guests and the guide

This tour does not include:

  • Lunch fee for the guests and the guide

Location & Contact details

Starting point: your hotel lobby

Email:   mari.in.miyako@gmail.com

Phone number:    +817-5501-2603   

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