Exploring the Heart of Kyoto (Half Day)
In this tour, you visit the most famous Buddhist temple in Japan, Kiyomizu temple.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Kyoto has a large cultural legacy coming from its 1200 year-long history and offers an incredible number of attractions for tourists. Among them, this private walking tour is planned to discover Kyoto's hidden beauty and explore the heart of Kyoto.
Our government-licensed guides will take you not only to major tourists' spots but also to lesser-known alleys and markets. At the end of the tour, you will agree that the best feature of Kyoto city is the mixture of the new and the old!
◆"Don't jump off the cliff" / Kiyomizu Temple
This temple predates the foundation of Kyoto and has had millions of pilgrims ever since. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 30 structures, including a huge wooden veranda in front of the main hall that juts out over the cliff and provides you a panoramic view of Kyoto. There is a famous expression: that states "You must jump off the stage of Kiyomizu." It means that you should take the plunge to make your dreams come true.
◆"Most walked street in Kyoto" / Kiyomizuzaka
This sloped path leading to Kiyomizu temple was originally paved with stones in about 808 AD and may be the most walked street in Kyoto. It is lined with old wooden houses running restaurants and shops selling pottery, artworks and other traditional goods. You may come across young women dressed in kimono and feel as though you had traveled back in time to the days of 300 years ago.
◆"Simbol Shrine of Gion"/Yasakajinja
Gion Festival, one of the three important festivals of Kyoto, is a festival of this shrine.
◆"Encounter Geiko and Maiko" / Gion
Gion is the entertainment district beautifully lined with traditional town houses and restaurants, you will encounter geiko and maiko, professional entertainers trained in traditional Japanese dance and music, including the playing the shamisen (like a three-stringed guitar) and singing. They can be seen wearing, beautiful, elaborate kimonos as they walk to and from appointments.
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee
Cost of meal and sightseeing activities
◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
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*Note : Peak season is from March 20th to April 30th.
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