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Expert Led Tour of Kyoto: Shinto and Buddhism provided by Context Travel Kyoto

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Expert Led Tour of Kyoto: Shinto and Buddhism

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You'll start at
Gion Police Box
551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, JapanYou meet your guide by the police station located under the covered arcade across the street from the Yasaka Shrine in Gion. The station is located on the corner of Shijo-dori and Higashi-Oji-dori.
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  • Pass by Yasaka Shrine
    Pass by Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Pass by Kennin-ji Temple
    Pass by Gion
You'll end at
Gion Police Box
551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, JapanYou meet your guide by the police station located under the covered arcade across the street from the Yasaka Shrine in Gion. The station is located on the corner of Shijo-dori and Higashi-Oji-dori.
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Departure Point
Gion Police Box, 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small Group Guided Tour
  • Expert Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission Fees (approx JPY800)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 12 and younger are not permitted on group tours and require private tour bookings
  • Please send supplier of tour the ages of all participants at time of booking
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time
  • Please note that you may be asked to remove your footwear at some temples
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam704 contributions158 helpful votes
Having lived in Japan for more than thirty years, John from St. Louis led our tour and provided fascinating information about the two religions all along the way. Well recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Richard O wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was a retired Shinto/Buddhist professor, who was very knowledgeable. Definitely added a lot to a tour of the temples we visited to learn more details than what you can find in a guide book.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Dana T wrote a review Oct 2018
London, Canada17 contributions8 helpful votes
Our group of five really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Daniel, was extremely knowledgeable about Japan and the religious sites. The areas that we visited were well chosen and Daniel provided valuable context that we would have never gotten visiting the sites solo. I booked this
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Date of experience: October 2018
lovetotravel386 wrote a review Apr 2018
Toronto, Canada56 contributions33 helpful votes
We didn't have much luck with the tours we took in Japan and the Context Tour was another disappointment. Our guide was great, but I think the choice of temples wasn't really good. It doesn't help visiting a super busy temple and walking through crowds and trying to navigate
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Date of experience: April 2018
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By: Context Travel Kyoto
Steve B
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
554158
Brilliant Tour
Marcin led a small group of us down the backstreets of Gion at dusk. Our guide shared fascinating insights in both
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in0r
Los Angeles, California
4920
Best tour of our trip!
Ever since I read Memoirs of a Geisha, I have been somewhat fascinated with Geisha's. So I really found this tour
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Steve B
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
554158
Superb Tour
Having lived in Japan for more than thirty years, John from St. Louis led our tour and provided fascinating
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culturevulture43
London, United Kingdom
2813
Outstanding tour
This was my first experience of Context Tours and I will definitely use them again. I was particularly lucky to
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Richard O
51
Great educational tour
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was a retired Shinto/Buddhist professor, who was very knowledgeable. Definitely added
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TrumanWA
Perth, Australia
17899
Gion at Night - Brilliant by Context
We have used Context in a number of countries and we find the knowledge of their guides the very best. So to Gion
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Carolyn K
Toronto, Canada
8035
Tried wonderful new foods!
The tour started with an overview from our guide, Kana, and then we started! What an amazing variety of food.
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Sue_G_10
85
Navigating the Nishiki Market
During our first trip to Japan, my husband and I took the Nishiki Market tour with Robin. This was a great way to
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Saibal S
San Francisco, California
29064
Excellent docents for all our private tours in Kyoto!
Private Kyoto Garden and Temple Tours: Docent Gavin Campbell We spent a whole day with Gavin Campbell, our private
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active_traveller_8
Malvern, Pennsylvania
1523
Amazing Tour
My husband and I spent a fascinating day with Preston. We were expecting a garden tour with Gavin but Preston
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