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culture walk

Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems

culture walk

Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems

5 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems

culture walk

Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems

5 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Aside from the best season of colored leaves, you can enjoy beautiful maple leaves in Kyoto. And during spring, you can see stunning cherry blossoms! Why don’t you go see them with me, to where you can enjoy tranquil beautiful sceneries and atmosphere far away from tourism? I take you to some of my favorite temples in my neighborhood, which are true hidden gems of Kyoto. Whenever I visit them, I see only a few Japanese people there. They are like well kept secrets of Kyoto...you’ll be definitely surprised and impressed. All of those temples I will bring you have really peaceful atmosphere, great sights of impressive architectures and mysterious statues of Buddha, and amazing natural sceneries with stunning Japanese maple trees, and lovely cherry blossoms as well! Furthermore each of them has interesting episodes related to Japanese history and culture. Talking of that, one of them is a really special temple which has deep connection with Imperial Family, and that temple has an impressive lovely Japanese garden! You can relax yourself and have a lovely break there! What I would like to provide you is a special, priceless opportunity where you can avoid hundreds of people and admire sceneries and beauty more peacefully far away from over tourism in Kyoto, also where you can get deep insights and learn more about Japan and the way of life here.

Your host

Learn more about Yoko

Yoko

Hi, I’m Yoko! I am a singer songwriter, artist, and a tour guide specialized in Kyoto. I am originally from Tokyo, however I’ve lived in Kyoto for over 12years and been in love with this amazing old city since I moved here! I became a co host of Fushimi Inari Hiking Tour, which is one of the most popular tours in Kyoto on Airbnb. Through that tour, fortunately I’ve met so many nice people and got really good reviews! Also I often plan “perfect personal tours” for people, based on their interests or likes. So far, everyone got satisfied with plans I made for them, which makes me happy. I don’t like crowded places, having said that I know a lot of hidden gems of Kyoto. Now I’m trying to learn more about Japanese cultures, about the depths of them. It’ll be my big pleasure to see you and help make your travel even more special&enjoyable!

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Where you'll be

First we meet at a station which is close to a certain renowned temple in Kyoto. We just pass that temple while enjoying looking at pretty sights of maple leaves and walking through a peaceful neighborhood. Then we reach one big temple, which has some temples in their property. We visit 4temples in total. They are nearly 20minutes away from the station, off the beaten path and full of impressive amazing sights!

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. ある程度の距離を歩くのが苦ではない(例えば30分から1時間以上)。異なる文化を学び、理解し、尊重する姿勢がある。

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This is not a hiking tour, however to get to places we are visiting, we need to walk for a while. In addition, those hidden gems where I take you are really precious and amazing, because they’re hidden. Therefore, I would like you to keep names of those places secret, after you visit them.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Yoko
Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems
5 reviews
From $47/person
5 reviews
From $47/person