Kyoto secret streets

(9 customer reviews)

From: ¥15,900

‎‎¥‎15,900 for up to 2 persons (+‎‎¥6,000 each extra person)

Half-day private guided walking tour in Kyoto’s maze-like historical district.

  • Only valid for hotels within 45 minutes of the meeting point

If you have any questions contact us.

Style Culture walk
Max people 6
Location Kyoto
Starts 2:00 pm
9:00 am
Duration 3 hours
Starting location Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo station
Finishing location Gion area
Includes Entrance fees
Excludes Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up
Transportation fees
Language English
Cancellation Can be canceled and fully refunded up to 3 days before booking date.

The story

Are you “templed out” in Kyoto? Do you want to switch away from the main drag and discover the city in a more intimate way? Come with us on a casual guided stroll through Kyoto’s best kept secret : its maze-like network of narrow back streets. Tucked between tourists-filled avenues lies an uncharted labyrinth of alleyways. “Roji” is how local people call these old-fashioned streets that are lined on each side with “Machiya-style” wooden houses. In summer, providing shade to the residents, they are a haven from the sweltering temperatures. In winter, the spirit of community created by the intimacy of the narrow street offers warmth to the dwellers.

We have selected the most interesting “Roji” in Kyoto’s Gion district and we would love to introduce to you the lifestyle of its residents. We will explain to you the history of those alleyways and how people live in them. We will also visit some of the artisans who chose to live and work in them. We will learn also about Kyoto’s geisha history exploring hard to find back-alleys only locals know about. Come along for a journey on foot where Kyoto’s underground culture lives.

9 reviews for Kyoto secret streets

  1. Nicola

    My rating is based on the contact and cooperation I have shared with Pierre and axel as I did not actually make the tour through error. However all the way their communication and enthusiasm was clear, and they proved highly flexible and supportive in trying to re arrange things for me. Thank you

  2. Mathilde

    Nous étions un petit groupe de français pour cette visite avec Pierre comme guide ! Super visite des petits coins et rues cachées de Kyoto et du monde des geishas. Pierre a su nous faire partager son enthousiasme de Kyoto ! A recommander !

  3. Alix

    Cette visite est originale et très intéressante. Nous avons passé un après-midi très agréable et avons appris beaucoup sur le monde des geishas ainsi que sur le Japon d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Vivement recommandé !

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