Tour in Kyoto with a Goverment Certified Tour Guide

Tour in Kyoto with a Goverment Certified Tour Guide

Embark on a whimsical journey through Kyoto's hidden treasures with our 'Mystical Kyoto Quest' tour! Uncover secret shrines, wander enchanting bamboo forests, and sip tea in traditional tea houses. Follow our knowledgeable guides as they unveil fascinating tales of samurai legends and geisha mystique. Traverse winding alleyways, sample delectable street food, and discover hidden art studios. Immerse yourself in captivating cultural activities like calligraphy and kimono dressing. Experience the thrill of a rickshaw ride through historic neighborhoods and revel in the mesmerizing beauty of illuminated temples at night. Unveil the mysteries of Kyoto on this unforgettable adventure that promises laughter, discovery, and unforgettable memories
Note: if you are a solo or couple traveler, you might be ask to join another couple or solo traveler

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

Fushimi Inari Taisha, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a renowned Shinto shrine that captivates visitors with its enchanting beauty and rich cultural significance. It is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto deity of rice, prosperity, and business success. The shrine is instantly recognizable for its iconic vermilion-colored torii gates, which form a mesmerizing pathway that stretches over 4 kilometers up the wooded slopes of Mount Inari. These gates, generously donated by individuals and companies seeking blessings, create a mystical ambiance for visitors to explore. As you wander through the winding trails, you'll encounter serene forested areas, stone fox statues (considered messengers of Inari), and numerous sub-shrines and tea houses. Fushimi Inari Taisha embodies an aura of tranquility and spirituality, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in Japan's cultural heritage.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

Kiyomizu-dera, situated in Kyoto, Japan, is an iconic Buddhist temple that stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and spiritual devotion. Perched on the hillsides of Higashiyama district, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The temple's main hall, famously known as the "Pure Water Temple," is an architectural marvel constructed entirely without the use of nails. Its expansive wooden veranda offers a spectacular vantage point, particularly during the vibrant cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons. Kiyomizu-dera also houses Otawa Waterfall, where visitors can drink from three streams believed to grant health, longevity, and success in studies. The temple's serene atmosphere, complemented by beautiful gardens and vibrant cultural events, makes it a cherished destination for both locals and tourists seeking spiritual solace and a glimpse into Japan's rich historical heritage.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-jo-dori, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture

Nijo Castle, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a magnificent architectural marvel that carries a profound historical significance. Built in the 17th century, the castle served as the residence and symbol of power for the Tokugawa shoguns. Its design is a blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics and imposing defensive features. The castle complex is surrounded by fortified stone walls and moats, while the interiors showcase exquisite craftsmanship, intricate paintings, and sliding doors adorned with gold leaf. One of its notable features is the "Nightingale Floors," which produce a chirping sound when walked upon, serving as a security measure against intruders. The splendid gardens, including the Ninomaru Garden, add to the castle's charm, offering a serene retreat amidst lush greenery. Nijo Castle stands as a tangible link to Japan's feudal past and provides a captivating glimpse into the lives of its ruling elite.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

Gion, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a district renowned for its historical significance, traditional architecture, and the preservation of geisha culture. It exudes an atmosphere of timeless elegance and charm. Gion's narrow streets are lined with machiya houses, beautifully preserved wooden structures that house teahouses, restaurants, and traditional shops. The district comes alive in the evening when the streets are illuminated, creating a magical ambiance. Gion is particularly famous for its geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha) who can be spotted gracefully walking the streets in their exquisite kimono attire. Visitors can immerse themselves in the traditional arts by attending performances at the Gion Corner or savoring traditional Kyoto cuisine in one of the many restaurants. Gion is a captivating destination that offers a glimpse into Japan's cultural heritage and provides a unique experience in the heart of Kyoto.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nakauoyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

Nishiki Market, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a bustling and vibrant culinary paradise that entices visitors with its wide array of fresh produce, local delicacies, and traditional goods. Spanning five blocks, this centuries-old market has been a hub of commerce and gastronomic delights since the Edo period. As you stroll through its lively streets, you'll find an abundance of food stalls, seafood vendors, specialty shops, and restaurants offering a treasure trove of flavors. From colorful pickled vegetables and fresh seafood to traditional sweets and Kyoto's famous matcha products, Nishiki Market tantalizes the senses with its diverse offerings. It's an ideal place to savor authentic Japanese cuisine, sample unique regional snacks, and discover local ingredients to take home as souvenirs. Nishiki Market is a haven for food enthusiasts, providing a captivating glimpse into Kyoto's culinary heritage.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is a mesmerizing Buddhist temple nestled in Kyoto, Japan. This iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site is a true architectural gem that captivates visitors from around the world. The temple's upper two floors are completely covered in gold leaf, creating a breathtaking spectacle that reflects on the tranquil pond surrounding it. Originally built as a retirement villa for a shogun, Kinkaku-ji later became a Zen temple. Its perfectly manicured gardens, adorned with lush greenery and meticulously placed stones, provide a serene backdrop for the dazzling golden pavilion. As you explore the temple grounds, you'll encounter various other pavilions, pagodas, and serene walking paths. Kinkaku-ji Temple is a testament to Japan's artistic heritage and offers a unique glimpse into the country's rich cultural history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ginkakuji Temple, 2 Ginakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8402 Kyoto Prefecture

Ginkaku-ji, also known as the Silver Pavilion, is a serene Zen temple nestled in Kyoto, Japan. Contrary to its name, the temple does not actually have silver plating but still holds its own charm and historical significance. Built during the 15th century, Ginkaku-ji was intended to emulate the splendor of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji). Surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens, the temple offers a peaceful retreat for visitors. The garden features a unique sand garden called the "Sea of Silver Sand" and carefully pruned moss gardens. The main building, with its understated elegance, provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Ginkaku-ji embodies the principles of wabi-sabi, a philosophy emphasizing simplicity and transience. It serves as a reminder of the beauty found in simplicity and the impermanence of all things. A visit to Ginkaku-ji offers a serene and contemplative experience, allowing visitors to immerse

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007 Kyoto Prefecture

Arashiyama Forest, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a serene and enchanting natural wonder that draws visitors with its lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere. Situated in the Arashiyama district, this sprawling bamboo forest is renowned for its ethereal beauty and meditative ambiance. As you step into the forest, you are greeted by towering bamboo stalks that create a surreal, otherworldly experience. The gentle rustling of the bamboo leaves in the wind adds to the serene environment. The pathways meander through the forest, inviting visitors to take peaceful strolls and immerse themselves in nature's embrace. The popular landmark within the forest is the iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a path lined with soaring bamboo stalks that create an awe-inspiring canopy. Beyond the bamboo forest, Arashiyama also offers other attractions like the picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge, the tranquil Tenryu-ji Temple, and the delightful Arashiyama Monkey Park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Tenryu-ji Temple, located in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most revered Zen Buddhist temples in the country. Founded in the 14th century, the temple's rich history and stunning natural surroundings make it a must-visit destination. As you enter the temple grounds, you are greeted by a beautiful garden landscape featuring meticulously maintained rock gardens, tranquil ponds, and vibrant seasonal foliage. The temple's main hall, with its elegant architecture and exquisite artwork, provides a serene space for meditation and contemplation. One of the highlights of Tenryu-ji is its Sogenchi Teien Garden, designed by the legendary landscape architect Musō Soseki. This Zen garden perfectly blends natural elements with meticulously placed rocks, creating a harmonious and serene atmosphere.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 6 To 8 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Guide
  • You can costumize your tour depending on your expectations and the time available

Não Incluído

  • Transportation fees of guide 5-8USD
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and Drinks
  • Temple Tickets - 8 USD
  • Transportation fees


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