Kyoto - Art Tour
Tradition, craftmanship, gardens & aestethic
Tour duration: 8 hours
Price from 1 to 3 persons: 65,000 yens
5,000 yens per additional guest
For over 1000 years until the late 19th century, Kyoto was known to be the birthplace of numerous traditional Japanese arts that were handed down by local people from generation to generation for centuries.
In Kyoto, you can always discover old-styled Japanese art, which is not very easy to find in other cities.
Watching, touching, and creating, by the end of the tour you will re-discover Japanese art sense.
Here are examples of the activities we can include:
Private visit of a Noh Theater
Traditional pottery workshop
Visit antique shops
Visit of art galleries
In this tour, we also arrange the opportunities to interview local experts and craftsmen.
That could be a nice opportunity to talk with local people if you have any specific questions.
Let's discover the exquisite and subtle beauty of Japan!
Sample Itinerary (8-hours tour)
Calligraphy experience (or another workshop of your choice)
Even though you do not speak Japanese, we are here to assist you.
You will learn a lot about Japanese culture through our activities.
Visit a local temple having national heritage paintings
We will visit a local temple not far from our workshop place.
There are 3 temples showing art. We can visit one of them to see authentic Japanese art.
Lunch break at a local restaurant of your choice
Visit a local pottery shop to see how traditional Kyoto pottery is made
We will move to a traditional craftsmen shop. You can observe the whole process of pottery making. At this shop, you will have the opportunity to buy nice souvenirs at a wholesale price.
Visit Gion including Geisha street
We will visit the beautiful streets in Gion including Hanamikoji street. There are many shops established for more than 100 years in Gion. We will have a look at them and learn the Japanese sense of art.
Finish the tour
We will move to the traditional restaurants' area where you can observe the nightlife in Kyoto!
The guide can also help you to arrange a special dinner for you.
*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