Small-Group Kyoto City of Culture Tour by Urban Adventures

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Duration: 3h 30m
Location: Kyoto, Japan | Kyoto, Japan

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Leisurely walking tour to explore Kyoto's history & culture
Peaceful shrines, ancient temples & tranquil gardens
A visit to historic Gion, Japan’s famed geisha district
Knowledgeable guide shares insightful commentary
Limited capacity - maximum 12 people per group

Guided walking tour of Kyoto
Admission to Tofukiji Temple
Live tour commentary provided in English


Reflect on the culturally rich history of Kyoto—Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years—on this take a breaked, guided stroll through the city. Gaze at the red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, soak up the stillness of Tofukuji Temple’s Zen gardens, and prowl the Gion district for real Geishas.

Start at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, nestled at the base of a tree-covered mountainside. Count the numerous stone fox statues—considered the messengers of the Gods—that dot this lush property, and pass through the winding red torii gates that stretch for miles into the mountains.

The Tofukuji Temple, originally built in the 13th century, is your next stop. Admire how natural earth elements such as sand, rocks, and moss can come together in contemplative artwork. Ponder the purpose of Zen from a shaded, serene spot, and imagine the scene as it was in 1236.

Come twilight, head for the twinkling lights of Gion. Kyoto’s gathering spot for geishas, this historic district features restaurants, teahouses and theaters—all combining traditional Japanese architecture with an ancient means of entertainment. Keep an eye out for a flash of white make-up or elaborate updo—giveaway clues a charming geisha is nearby.

Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book: Children 5 and younger are not allowed., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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