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Kyoto Downtown Half Day Walking Tour (Kiyomizu Temple & Gion & Nishiki Market) provided by Kimono Tea Ceremony Kyoto Maikoya - Osaka Branch

Kyoto Downtown Half Day Walking Tour (Kiyomizu Temple & Gion & Nishiki Market)

Kyoto Downtown Half Day Walking Tour (Kiyomizu Temple & Gion & Nishiki Market)
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14:00 PM meet at Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum and head to the Nishiki Market 15:00 Head to the Pontocho Alley Walk thorough Pontocho Alley, Kyoto’s 2nd largest Geisha District 16: 00 Arrive at Yasaka Shrine 16: 20 Walk from Yasaka Shrine to Kiyomizu Temple 17: 20 Discover different areas and traditions of Kiyomizu Temple 17: 30 Arrive in Gion 18: 30 Finish the tour at Gion
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • We will first meet at Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum and head to the Nishiki Market A short briefing about the tour and best food spots in Nishiki Market, Kyoto’s oldest flea market with rich history and variety. You will be given info about the hidden gems and the best food to try in Nishiki Market. After the briefing, you can try any food you like among more than 400 different choices available in this historic alley that consist of 4 blocks. Since everyone has a different preference, you will be on your own; however, the tour guide will be accessible all the time in case you have any questions about the ingredients, halal kosher concerns or just need some basic support to bargain with the shops. We recommend coming here a little hungry and not trying the first thing you see. Your guide will explain you all the possible things you will encounter so that is why taking this tour is ideal. You will also meet inside a museum so you don’t need to wait or wanter around in the cold or in the rain to catch the tour guide. After the Nishiki Market we will walk stop by the beautiful Nishiki Tenmangu shrine and talk about the Shinto belief. Then we will head to the Pontocho alley , Kyoto’s 2nd most famous geisha district and discover some hidden canals built more than 150 years ago for trading between Osaka and Kyoto. You will e given some good dining tips in the Pontocho area along the way. We will arrive at the Yasaka Shrine also known as Gion Shrine around 4 pm. This is Kyoto’s one of the most famous and picturesque shrines located right next to Kiyomizu Temple. The shrine has more than 1000 years of history and you will be told about the secret spots of the Shrine and how to distinguidh shrines from temples. We will then walk from Yasaka Shrine to Kiyomizu Temple. The main building is under construction but it is still beautiful and impressive from the outside. You will learn how this huge building stood for centuries. You will also get to know the importance of Kiyomizu temple in Japanese history and culture. Kiyomizu temple has a garden, walking paths, wish stones and most importantly mystical water fountain that is believed to have miraculous healing powers. By the way, the name Kiyo mizu refers to this special water stream. At 17:30 we will arrive at the entrance of the main Gion street, right in front of Ichiriki Chaya. This the tea house the leader of 47 samurai spent sometime in 1702. We will get a handout about the geisha and maiko and learn how to to confidently tel what we are seeing is a real geisha but not someone who dressed up for the day. Since most geisha and aiko go to work before 6 pm we will spot some of them on the way. We will walk through the streets of Gion and learn the difference between okiya and ochaya.You will be given tips on how the locals arrange a meeting with a geisha and maiko. The tour will conclude at 18:30 at the Gion corner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We will first meet at Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum and head to the Nishiki Market A short briefing about the tour and best food spots in Nishiki Market, Kyoto’s oldest flea market with rich history and variety. You will be given info about the hidden gems and the best food to try in Nishiki Market. After the briefing, you can try any food you like among more than 400 different choices available in this historic alley that consist of 4 blocks. Since everyone has a different preference, you will be on your own; however, the tour guide will be accessible all the time in case you have any questions about the ingredients, halal kosher concerns or just need some basic support to bargain with the shops. We recommend coming here a little hungry and not trying the first thing you see. Your guide will explain you all the possible things you will encounter so that is why taking this tour is ideal. You will also meet inside a museum so you don’t need to wait or wanter around in the cold or in the rain to catch the tour guide. After the Nishiki Market we will walk stop by the beautiful Nishiki Tenmangu shrine and talk about the Shinto belief. Then we will head to the Pontocho alley , Kyoto’s 2nd most famous geisha district and discover some hidden canals built more than 150 years ago for trading between Osaka and Kyoto. You will e given some good dining tips in the Pontocho area along the way. We will arrive at the Yasaka Shrine also known as Gion Shrine around 4 pm. This is Kyoto’s one of the most famous and picturesque shrines located right next to Kiyomizu Temple. The shrine has more than 1000 years of history and you will be told about the secret spots of the Shrine and how to distinguidh shrines from temples. We will then walk from Yasaka Shrine to Kiyomizu Temple. The main building is under construction but it is still beautiful and impressive from the outside. You will learn how this huge building stood for centuries. You will also get to know the importance of Kiyomizu temple in Japanese history and culture. Kiyomizu temple has a garden, walking paths, wish stones and most importantly mystical water fountain that is believed to have miraculous healing powers. By the way, the name Kiyo mizu refers to this special water stream. At 17:30 we will arrive at the entrance of the main Gion street, right in front of Ichiriki Chaya. This the tea house the leader of 47 samurai spent sometime in 1702. We will get a handout about the geisha and maiko and learn how to to confidently tel what we are seeing is a real geisha but not someone who dressed up for the day. Since most geisha and aiko go to work before 6 pm we will spot some of them on the way. We will walk through the streets of Gion and learn the difference between okiya and ochaya.You will be given tips on how the locals arrange a meeting with a geisha and maiko. The tour will conclude at 18:30 at the Gion corner.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 51440P85
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Important information
Inclusions
  • A friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE, Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • A friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE, Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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By: Kimono Tea Ceremony Kyoto Maikoya - Osaka Branch
maulihua
maulihua
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Must do in Kyoto
Definitely worth the money as there is so much more to learn first hand than what can be read. The walking tour af
jucellelim
jucellelim
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Amazing tea ceremony experience!
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gabbo316
gabbo316
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Mr gabriel piltz
Sake you tasting was very good I like the Sakes that we got to try and they also let me try some of the other Sarki
Lisa B
Lisa B
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience. All the staff were so friendly and lovely and my kimono was stunning. The tea ceremony was very
ppcclalala
ppcclalala
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Amazing experience!
You don't just learn the process of tea ceremony but also get to know more in depth about japanese culture. Highly
MiyukiS93
MiyukiS93
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Beautiful Tea Ceremony
The staff were incredibly kind and spoke perfect English. The entire experience was so beautiful, definitely a high
milesw
milesw
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Great hour in Osaka
Great hour spent learning some basic calligraphy - very good teacher and a good set up. Only issue was finding the
cpatel84
cpatel84
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Lovely traditional tea
Loved dressing up and having the tea ceremony. very traditional and look cultural. Lovely ladies and really enjoyed
538karthik
538karthik
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It was amazing!! Calligraphy and Tea Ceremony
I did the Calligraphy and Tea Ceremony at the place and both have been a memorable experience. The teachers are rea
peterwX403J
peterwX403J
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Oh so peaceful
We went with our 19 year old and our 15 year old and unbelievably they both enjoyed it!. Finding something that bot
scotthamil2n
scotthamil2n
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Fun and informative
A great tour - informative and fun. The tour leader ensured we were dressed to impress and really comfortable throu
WolfenSpire
WolfenSpire
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Great Experience of an Authentic Tea Ceremony
We had a great time being part of the Tea Ceremony. We learnt the basics of making the tea and why certain things a
fishand_grits
fishand_grits
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Culture
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kvmadden04
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A wonderful experience
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Kimono and traditional ceremony
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