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Guided Cultural Tour of Kyoto

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    On a 4-hour guided tour of Kyoto, experience the cultural highlights of Kyoto at sights like the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Tofukuji Temple, and more.

    Highlights

    • Witness ancient Japanese traditions and architecture on a 4-hour guided tour of the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto.

    • Enjoy comfortable transportation during the tour with a local English-speaking professional to lead the group.

    • Unwind at the Zen rock garden in the Tofukuji Temple and pass through the iconic red torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

    • Learn about the Geisha culture in the entertainment district of Gion, and spot graceful Geishas heading to events.

    • Fun fact: Fixes are believed to be linked with the God of rice, Inari Okami, so you will find a lot of fox statues at the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

    Inclusions

    • 4-hr guided tour

    • English-speaking local guide

    • Admission to Tofukuji Temple

    • Local transport

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Kyoto, carrying over 1,000 years of history as Japan’s capital, is waiting for you to experience its exquisite culture and traditions. On a 4-hour cultural tour of Kyoto, you will discover some of Japan's beloved sites with your local English-speaking guide.

    The Tranquility of Temples

    Feel the serenity of the Zen rock garden at the Tofukuji Temple and examine its 13th-century architecture. Walk inside its walls, visit the temple monastery, and discover the significance of one of the five most precious religious buildings in the city. At the Fushimi Inari Shrine, look out for the stunning red torii gates and the famous fox statues. Gain insights into the local culture as you walk through a residential neighborhood, and familiarize yourself with Kyoto's culture.

    Experience Geisha Culture

    A tour through Kyoto would not be complete without a first-hand experience of the Geisha culture. At the historical district of Gion, learn about the Geisha traditions. Watch the Geishas trot by in full attire as you take a stroll around the district, and you can also stop at a typical tea house and sample some unique dishes in the bustling district.

    Itinerary

    9am/2pm: North side of Kyoto Station | Tofukuji Temple and Zen rock garden | Visit to local neighborhood | Fushimi Inari Shrine | 1pm/6pm: Gion district

    Restrictions

    • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 10 people.

    Timings

    Daily: 9am & 2pm

    • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

    • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

    Meeting Point

    • Meet your guide In front of the Central post office.

    • Address: 843-12 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8799, Japan.

    • Landmark: North side of Kyoto station.

    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

    Getting There

    By Bus

    • The closest bus stop is Kyoto Sta.. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

    • Board buses #Municipal Minami 5, #Municipal 16 and more to get you there.

    By Metro

    • The closest metro station is Kyoto Station. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

    • Board metros HARUKA, Hashidate and more to get you there.

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