1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto

Kyoto: 2-Hour Gojo Area Walking Tour

Product ID: 278532
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Explore a secret area in the heart of Kyoto that even locals don't know. Visit nontouristic places that might not be famous, but have a long history. After this tour, you will understand and love Kyoto's history and culture even more.
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Duration: 2 - 3.5 hours
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English, Japanese

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a hidden area of Kyoto full of history
  • Marvel at the architecture of old teahouses
  • Enjoy picturesque views for unforgettable memories
  • Learn Japanese culture and history in old capital Kyoto
  • Wear a kimono for an immersive Japanese experience (optional)
Full description
Meet your guide and walk through the Gojo area, a retro district full of treasures in the heart of Kyoto. See the ancient capital of Japan from a new perspective and marvel at the old architecture and history that surrounds you. 

Your local guide will show you places that cannot be found in a guidebook. Discover an area of old teahouses reformed into cafes, unique shops, and traditional confectioneries and get some inspirations for your next break after the tour. Get great tips for locations where you can take awesome pictures, especially if you are wearing a kimono. 

During the tour, you will visit the Jotokuji Temple and get some explanations about the Jizo in Buddhism, you will see the Ichihime Shrine including the Shinto female goddesses, and the Nintendo Original Building. Stroll along the Takasegawa Canal which is surrounded by old teahouses, see the Gojo bridge and the Kamogawa river. 

To get a fully immersive Japanese experience you have the option to get dressed in a kimono before the tour. Additionally, you can get your hair done (woman only). A wide selection of kimono colors and patterns is waiting for you, with sizes ranging from S to 4XL.

The professional staff helps you getting dressed and can assist with all the necessary items. If you choose the option that includes hairstyling, a hair artist helps you choosing a style from a catalog to match your kimono look. The hair accessories are sold separately.

After the styling, you will meet your guide at the shop entrance.
Includes
  • Exclusive tour map including special offers in some shops
  • Kimono dressing (depending on the option you choose)
  • Hairstyling (depending on the option you choose)
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Hair accessories (sold separately)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Yumeyakata in 128 Manjūjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8104.

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From US$ 36.81 per person

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Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata

Product ID: 278532