Nishihongwan-ji Temple

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Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

1. Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Kyoto from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end of the tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own with all the information you need.

Kyoto: Kyoto Station Walking Tour

2. Kyoto: Kyoto Station Walking Tour

Even though you will pass by the Kyoto station when visiting Kyoto, you may not realise what is around it. Kyoto city is full of history even around the modern station. This tour will take you to the historical spots nearby as well as modern architecture and cultural spots around the station on foot. This private tour also shows you the charm of Kyoto Station. Packed with sweets stores, ramen, and an observatory deck, you could spend a whole day here. Kyoto station is famous for its modern, trendy architecture, so you can feel both the historic and modern in a day. The first stop is Higashihongan-ji temple which was awarded a one-star on Michelin Green Guide for the world's largest wooden temple. Take some time to relax here. There are interesting spots to see, such as "Kezuna," made from one's hair used during the construction. The next stop is Nishihongan-ji temple which is a world heritage site, often called 'Onishisan' by locals. There is a hostility to the history of Nishihongan-ji temple so learn what happened there while enjoy walking around the temple. If you are visiting Kyoto Station after dark, you will enjoy graphical illumination. This is a grand illumination at the staircase of the station. There are many variations of illumination all representing Kyoto's popular spots. Finish the tour by visiting Kyoto Station Air Route where you can see the iconic Kyoto Tower and the city. Come and see this protected historical landscape. There are many recommended places for lunch or dinner depending on your tour time. Examples are a cafe offering a burger using only Kyoto vegetables, a tea shop offering premium Uji matcha and its sweets, and the ramen restaurant which is loved by locals.

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What people are saying about Nishihongwan-ji Temple

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Our guide Agustin was so helpful and friendly. He took us to a lovely temple that wasn't on the main tourist trail, which was a great opportunity to escape the crowds of Kyoto in the autumn colours season. Our walking tour included all the things that we'd expressed interest in when booking. After the tour, Agustin also kindly emailed me information that he had researched for us about a museum exhibition and antique shop because we'd explained that we were interested in Japanese netsuke. Thank you Agustin!

My guide was wonderful and had great suggestions, very patient with American tourist. I was excited to see everything, he planned a wonderful itinerary. Helpful with train took picture of meeting place.

My guide was the best I could have: Open minded for wishes, adapted the tour perfect, made fun and got many advices!

Kokoro was great, very helpful and knowledgeable. We covered a lot of ground.

It was very enjoyable being with Maha. We highly recommend her.