No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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.
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.
Our tour will commence at 6:30pm sharp from the Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0076.
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).
It was a great tour. Saw lots of interesting places. Daniel was a great guide
Very informative 2 hour walk and Daniel delivered details with great humour. Highly recommend Daniel as a guide
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.
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...
Wonderful tour! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto, very informative and interesting.