Book this popular 5-hour Kyoto walking tour and learn the history and culture of Kyoto from a licensed guide. This unique walking tour was actually started in 1996 as the original tour of this kind in Japan further enhances the value of guided tours by covering hidden spots that are rarely known by most of the visitors. This walking tour will show you not only the amazing history and heritage of Kyoto but also the local lifestyle of people in Kyoto.
Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November. The dates are subject to change.
Gathering at 10:00 AM in front of JR Kyoto Station, you will walk around off-the-beaten paths in Kyoto. During the 5-hour walking tour, you will visit hidden Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, traditional Japanese handicrafts ateliers and shops, etc., which are not open to the public. Our tour is guided by knowledgeable and friendly guide with national license. The guide will provide detailed information and stories about life and traditions of Kyoto, for example, what is the lifestyle of Kyoto people, what the annual events are like, how Buddhism or Shintoism is incorporated into their daily lives, and also the culture and tradition of Japan in general. Walking distance is about 3 km including tea break on the way and the tour concludes near the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple.