The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
Half day 4 hours

The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto

Pick and choose your top priorities and soak up the spirit of Kyoto with a jam-packed half day

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4 hours

From $41.25  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

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  • From $41.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

What you'll do

See the temples and shrines that make Kyoto famous – and the popular local haunts your guidebook doesn’t even know exist! From feasting on wagyu (yes, wagyu!) sushi ordered by your in-the-know host at centuries-old Nishiki Market to exploring the historical, wood-built streets of Higashiyama, to gazing out over the city from Yasaka Pagoda, the soul of Kyoto is quick to discover – and even quicker to love. Get a taste of modern and ancient Japan, harmoniously intertwined, as you snack on street food while listening to live traditional music at Kamo River. Gather with other revelers in the streets of Gion and Ponto-chō for a night of karaoke, upscale dinners, and draft beer at intimate izakayas where the crowds outside seem to fade from existence.

 

  • The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
  • The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto

Where you'll go

It may be small in size, but Kyoto is vast in cultural heritage – and with a host’s invaluable insider knowledge, you’ll make the most of your time. You could explore ancient temples, like cherry blossom-flanked Kiyomizu-dera, or head a mile north to tranquil Rakusho teahouse for uji green tea and wagashi confections. Five minutes away, Kyoto’s lantern-lit central district, Gion, is the perfect place for a draft beer at a cozy izakaya bar or a multi-course kaiseki meal at one of the many traditional restaurants. From here, you might amble a short distance south to the wood-built streets of historical Higashiyama for a view from 1400-year-old Yasaka Pagoda, then cross the Kamo River bridge west to Nishiki Market for your street food fix. 

 

    • In just a few short hours, see a tailor-made selection of sites, picked by your local host, that show every side of Kyoto
    • Experience modern and ancient Japan – from late-night karaoke bars to the oldest temple in Kyoto
    • Explore two of Kyoto’s most famous districts: Gion and Higashiyama
    • Learn about Japan’s history by simply walking the streets and talking to your local insider
    • If you’re hungry, your host is on hand to explain every dish, order from any menu, and recommend the most delicious food in the city
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
    • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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How it works

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    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
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    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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