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Kyoto 1-Day Tour to Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka Shrine & Gion from Kyoto Station

 

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Description

Experience the best of Kyoto through visits to places that take you away from the crowds for the most part; Nanzenji Temple, Nijo Castle (not on Tuesdays for this one), the famous Nishiki market for local food vendors, Gion and one more Temple!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (11:00 local time) to 2 business days (11:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 11:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:18-09-2018   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $330

Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Min Qty: 2 & Max Qty: 6

Start Timings

  • 09:00

Duration

  • 0 (hrs)

Restrictions

  • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Please note that transportation, admission, meals, snacks, drink and sake tasting are not included in the tour fare. An additional JPY 6,580 per person will be needed on site.

Additional Notes

  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • Lunch will be at a local restaurant and will vary depending on how busy the location is.
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • You are welcome to stay in Gion to enjoy the night after the tour ends or you may ask the guide to escort you back to Kyoto Station.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Please wear appropriate clothing when visiting temples. During the summer, the temperatures will get hot, however, clothing that exposes large amounts of skin such as short shorts, tank tops, and sandals are not permitted on temple grounds.

Schedule

Kyoto 1-Day Tour to Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka Shrine & Gion from Kyoto Station
09:00:00 Meet Your Guide at Kyoto Station or at your Hotel

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Depart by Train for Nanzenji Temple
Costs you will incur on the day of the tour: EST. COSTS YOU WILL PAY THE GUIDE ¥1500 For Entrance Fees per person ¥1200 For Transportation Fees per person EST. COSTS YOU WILL PAY DIRECTLY TO VENDORS ¥4000 Nishiki Market avg per person Everyone will cover costs for the Guide for the day
Day: Day1
09:30:00 Arrive Nanzenji Temple
Enter through the grand Sanmon gate welcoming you to Nanzenji Temple. Stroll through the temple grounds before going on a 20-minute hike up the hill to a waterfall used for meditation for 700 yrs. You can even climb up into the gate that overlooks Kyoto. We will discuss Buddhism and history here.
Day: Day1
10:30:00 Depart Nanzenji Temple for Nijo Castle

Day: Day1
11:00:00 Arrive at Nijo Castle area
Walk grounds, building and see how a Shogun ran a Castle. We will talk history here.
Day: Day1
11:45:00 Depart Nijo Castle for the famous Nishiki Market

Day: Day1
12:15:00 Arrive Nishiki Market area
We will traverse this famous 250 yr-old market and try some local Kyoto Food Vendors. We will also try some yummy Sake here!
Day: Day1
12:45:00 Depart Market area for the Pontocho Restaurant District

Day: Day1
13:15:00 Arrive Pontocho Restaurant District
Walk the district and allow me to familiarize you with the area and point out some places you should come back and try during the evening while you are staying in Kyoto.
Day: Day1
13:40:00 Arrive Gion Geiko (Geisha) Spotting District
We will cover the little known history of the Geiko and Maiko and the history of the Gion area, eventually ending up at the famous Yasaka Shrine area
Day: Day1
14:00:00 Depart Yasaka Shrine for East Hongonji Temple by Taxi
Stop by the entrance of Gion before enjoying some free time to stroll through the shops along Shijo Street. Find some historical shops carrying local goods along with modern high-end fashion.
Day: Day1
14:20:00 West Hongonji Temple
Arrive at this beautiful Temple that holds the distinction of being the second largest wooden Temple on earth and the 6th largest wooden building. We will walk the halls here and talk a little more Buddhism and history.
Day: Day1
02:45:00 Depart Temple for a Samurai-founded (Buke Chado) Tea Ceremony

Day: Day1
15:00:00 Arrive Tea Ceremony
Allow a fifth-generation Tea Master, skilled int he art of Buke Chado to make you some amazing Tea, Japanese style.
Day: Day1
16:15:00 Finish Ceremony and make our way back to Kyoto Station
Maybe one more stop in a local Sake Pub. End Tour at Kyoto Station
Day: Day1
09:00:00 Tour Ends at Kyoto Station

Day: Day1

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