- Half-day cultural tour of Kyoto
- See the Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Explore the Geisha District of Gion
- Admire the Tofukuji Temple, a must-see Kyoto sights
- Experience the peace of Zen Gardens
- Gain insight into Japan's history and culture
Recent Photos of this Tour
Traditional Steet in GionPhoto by: TinnikeIndonesia, 05 2013
Fushimi Inari ShrinePhoto by: TinnikeIndonesia, 05 2013
Fushimi Inari-taishaPhoto by: Eric G04 2013
Our guide showing us the wayPhoto by: Allan A02 2013
District of GionPhoto by: Viroon S01 2013
Fushimi Inari shrinePhoto by: Viroon S01 2013
Tofukuji TemplePhoto by: Mrs. TyPhilippines, 12 2011
Fushimi Inari ShrinePhoto by: Mrs. TyPhilippines, 12 2011
GeishaPhoto by: Mrs. TyPhilippines, 12 2011
On the outskirts of the city, nestled in a wooded mountain, is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Wander through the numerous bright red torii (sacred gates), made famous in the film Memoirs of a Geisha, and admire the many smaller shrines and fox statues.
Next visit Tofukuji Temple, one of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto and a rare example of surviving Zen architecture from the 13th century. Amble through the many gardens, both modern and traditional, of this working monastery.
End your tour with a trip to the fascinating Gion District and home of the geisha. As you stroll past the traditional restaurants and tea houses that have remained unchanged over the years, glimpse the geishas with their beautiful and intricate kimonos, and learn the secrets of this ancient traditional art.
Reviewed by yidj, May 2013
Yumi, our tour guide, was exceptional. Great itinerary. Small group so you can ask many questions regarding culture, customs, etc. Much better than other tours - very personalized tour. Strongly recommended.
Reviewed by Tinnike, Indonesia, May 2013
Fei was a great guide, she explained us the story of each place we visited. She speaks good English and she is very friendly. The tour highlighted the area that you have to visit, it was a great time visiting Tofukuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Geisha District in Gion street:)