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Kyoto: 5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in the Gion Area

Activity provider: otomo Inc.

Kyoto: 5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in the Gion Area

Activity provider: otomo Inc.

From US$ 92.45 per person

Discover the charming pathways of Kyoto. Walk through streets with traditional-style stone pavement and visit local shops along a path unknown to tourists. Also visit an over 1,000-year-old temple and later stop by a famous café.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Private group


  • Discover many of Kyoto's charming pathways
  • Visit picture perfect spots and take lots of photos to create memories to last a lifetime
  • Learn about the history of the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto
  • Enjoy a private tour with a professional guide
Full description
Meet your guide at the JR Kyoto station and get on the bus to start the tour. Arrive in the Gion area and walk along the Ajikiroji path with its traditional Japanese houses that have been there for more than 100 years and is now a popular area with artists. Head to Miyagawa-cho Street, a traditional entertainment district where Geishas and Maikos work. Enjoy traditional Japanese townhouses and stone walls and learn about this area from your guide. Visit Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. The temple is famous for its dragon painted on the ceiling, its peaceful garden, and paintings on its sliding screens. Next, head to Hanamikoji street, located in the middle of the district of Gion. During this tour, the guide will share their highly recommended local spots for sweets and restaurants along the way, so you can visit after the tour. The final path of the tour is Shirakawa-Minami Street, which will make you feel like you've stepped onto a movie set.
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fee for Kennin-ji Temple
  • Bus fee from the meeting point to the destination
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the Bus Ticket Center near the central gate (Karasuma gate) of Kyoto Station, JR Line

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please note that some itinerary changes can be made due to temporary closures
  • Travel expenses are not included in the tour fee; please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest
  • Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. usually cost at least about 1000 JPY/person

Product ID: 395097