Experience the peacefulness of aZen rock gardenat the Tofukuji Temple Experience dailylifein alocalneighbourhood Walk throughKyoto’s famous red tori gatesand spot the fox statues at Fushimi Inari Shrine Discover the unique Geisha culture in the historical entertainment district of Gion Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: On this tour you visit many places with cultural significance, including shrines, temples, Zen Gardens and the Geisha district, which helps protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Kyoto. Included in the price of your tour is the entrance fee to Tofukiji, which helps maintain the site.
Experience the temples, shrines and gardens that makeKyotoJapan’s capital of culture on this unique tour of the city. Founded as the national capital more than 1,200 years ago,Kyotooriginally developed as a centre of aristocratic culture, and is most famous for its Zen gardens and Geisha traditions. On thisKyototour, you'll discover some of the magic of the city through cultural explorations and local experiences. First we'll head toone of the city’s must-see sights, the Tofukuji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, and famous for its traditional, yet modern,Zen garden, this is a great place toescape to arelaxed atmosphereinthe city. Learn about the origin and inspiration for the garden, and what it means to the monks who continue to live and study here. Next we walk through a nice local residential neighbourhood to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Home to a seemingly endless stretch of iconic red torii gates spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this shrine is a world unto itself. Walk through snaking corridors of red gates, made famous in the film Memoirs of Geisha, stopping to admire the shrines and many fox statues. Major photo opportunity alert! As the sun begins to set on the Toriis, we leave behind the foxes and head to Gion, famously known asKyoto’s Geisha district. This area was the model for Memoirs of Geisha, and it comes alive with people and lights in the evening. Stroll past the 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses, many of which are still exclusive establishments for Geisha entertainment, see the theatres and traditional shops, and soak up the atmosphere of this historic quarter. This iconic neighbourhood makes for the ideal end to thisKyotocity tour, and is sure to leave you completely enthralled with this dynamic city.
Local English-speaking guide, transportation fare during tour, entry to Tofukiji.
Food and drinks, transportation to/from the meeting and end points, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Walking, local life and culture, religion, temples, gardens and shrines, history, Geisha/Maiko
01/01/2021 to 31/05/2022
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