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Kyoto Free Night Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Daniel
Registered on July 02, 2019

Hi, my name is Daniel. Originally born in Australia, I have had a 26 year love affair with Japan, it's people and it's culture. Having previously lived in Tokyo, I moved to Kyoto 4 years ago. Like many visitors to Kyoto I immediately fell in love with the cities history, temples and gardens. As a result, I opened my own guesthouse and cafe, (Jam Jar Lounge and Inn), which allows me the opportunity to show visitors from all over the world the delights of my adopted city.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Our tour takes you on a journey through not one but two of the old capitals Geisha districts, past Shinto shrines, Buddhist Temples & other local night time haunts usually overlooked by first time visitors to Kyoto. WHAT WILL WE DO ? ........ Focusing mainly on the historical areas of inner Gion & Higashiyama, we will walk past ancient Shinto Shrines, illuminated Buddhist Temples, secret bars in hidden alleyways, and of course do our very best to spot the elusive Geisha on her way to an appointment. Photo opportunities abound when we walk through the quiet residential area of Ishibei-koji alley and imagine Kyoto 200 years ago , before making our way to the famous Yasaka-no-Tour pergoda for that perfect shot. After a night view of Kyoto city we will explore Gion's main shrine the Yasaka Jinja with it's long history and amazing sub-temples. At the conclusion of our tour, your guide will be only too happy to assist with your forward journey, or recommend delicious eating spots for you to enjoy! So come join us for a relaxed and informative walk through the old capital of Japan and learn fun facts that you won’t find in any of your guide books. Suitable for walkers of any age. Although the course is mostly flat, there are some steps to navigate. We will do approximately 8,000 - 10,000 steps during the course of the tour. Fitness Level Required 6/10.

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  • Meeting point:
    Shijokeihan Gionshijoeki Bus Stop To...
    Shijokeihan Gionshijoeki Bus Stop Tokiwach Higashiyamaku Kytoshi Kytofu 6050079 Japan
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    Our tour will commence at 6:30pm sharp from the Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0076.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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David 22 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Mar 2020

It was a great tour. Saw lots of interesting places. Daniel was a great guide

Sarah 21 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Mar 2020

Very informative 2 hour walk and Daniel delivered details with great humour. Highly recommend Daniel as a guide

Adam 13 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Mar 2020

A well delivered and ideal length tour taking in some history of Kyoto. Danny was a great guide, well prepared, very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

Patricia 11 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020

It was an excellent walk tonight, we both thoroughly enjoyed both Daniel's commentary and the places we visited. I would highly recommend this leisurely stroll around...

Alex 08 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020

Wonderful tour! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto, very informative and interesting.

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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.