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

  • Explore the lesser-known sights of Kyoto on a walking tour
  • Visit off-the-beaten path Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples
  • Shop for souvenirs at a Japanese handicraft atelier typically off-limits to the public
5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English
See a different side of Kyoto during this 5-hour off-the-beaten path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included.

Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Excellent intro into Kyoto and Japanese culture

We’re first time visitors to Japan and highly appreciated this very informative tour with Eriko. It’s is a described - you‘ll be taken off the main tourist paths and discover everyday life and many cultural aspects of Japan. Excellent value for a very affordable price....More

Thank 210dietrichh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour with Mia

It is a different tour, you go to see some of the things that are not so famous but you can feel the culture and you can understand better the Japanese thinking. Mia was very nice, she was answering all the questions. We were just...More

Thank Santi_A_S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Back streets of Kyoto

We too did this tour with Elly. She has it well laid out. We started at a shrine and cooled off at the shrine's museum. We did it on "feels like 108 degrees of Fahrenheit". We walked for miles through the narrow streets and stopped...More

1  Thank BroukPytlik
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Interesting tour of Kyoto's back streets

Interesting tour seeing the back streets of Kyoto. The guide was knowledgeable and explained many interesting this about Japanese culture. A warning, we spent almost all the time in our feet and we didn't stop for lunch. The day I went was hot and raining...More

Thank Begonia B
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Our family had a great time in the tour, very informative and fun! This really healped us explore the town a bit and find some hidden areas we might not have gone to.

Thank Jason B
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