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Expert Led Tour of Kyoto: Shinto and Buddhism provided by Context Travel Kyoto

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gion Police Box
    551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
    You meet your guide by the police station located under the covered arcade across the street from the Yasaka Shrine in Gion. The station is located on the corner of Shijo-dori and Higashi-Oji-dori.
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  • Pass by
    Yasaka Shrine
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Kennin-ji Temple
    Gion
  • You'll end at
    Gion Police Box
    551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
    You meet your guide by the police station located under the covered arcade across the street from the Yasaka Shrine in Gion. The station is located on the corner of Shijo-dori and Higashi-Oji-dori.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gion Police Box, 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small Group Guided Tour
  • Expert Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission Fees (approx JPY800)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 12 and younger are not permitted on group tours and require private tour bookings
  • Please send supplier of tour the ages of all participants at time of booking
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time
  • Please note that you may be asked to remove your footwear at some temples
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam744 contributions210 helpful votes
Having lived in Japan for more than thirty years, John from St. Louis led our tour and provided fascinating information about the two religions all along the way. Well recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Richard O wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was a retired Shinto/Buddhist professor, who was very knowledgeable. Definitely added a lot to a tour of the temples we visited to learn more details than what you can find in a guide book.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dana T wrote a review Oct 2018
London, Canada17 contributions8 helpful votes
Our group of five really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Daniel, was extremely knowledgeable about Japan and the religious sites. The areas that we visited were well chosen and Daniel provided valuable context that we would have never gotten visiting the sites solo. I booked this
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Date of experience: October 2018
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lovetotravel386 wrote a review Apr 2018
Toronto, Canada54 contributions33 helpful votes
We didn't have much luck with the tours we took in Japan and the Context Tour was another disappointment. Our guide was great, but I think the choice of temples wasn't really good. It doesn't help visiting a super busy temple and walking through crowds and trying to navigate
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Date of experience: April 2018
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By: Context Travel Kyoto
Steve B
Steve B
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Brilliant Tour
Marcin led a small group of us down the backstreets of Gion at dusk. Our guide shared fascinating insights in both
in0r
in0r
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Best tour of our trip!
Ever since I read Memoirs of a Geisha, I have been somewhat fascinated with Geisha's. So I really found this tour
culturevulture43
culturevulture43
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Outstanding tour
This was my first experience of Context Tours and I will definitely use them again. I was particularly lucky to ha
TrumanWA
TrumanWA
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Gion at Night - Brilliant by Context
We have used Context in a number of countries and we find the knowledge of their guides the very best. So to Gion
CarolynK407
CarolynK407
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Tried wonderful new foods!
The tour started with an overview from our guide, Kana, and then we started! What an amazing variety of food. Kan
Sue_G_10
Sue_G_10
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Navigating the Nishiki Market
During our first trip to Japan, my husband and I took the Nishiki Market tour with Robin. This was a great way to l
331saibals
331saibals
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Excellent docents for all our private tours in Kyoto!
Private Kyoto Garden and Temple Tours: Docent Gavin Campbell We spent a whole day with Gavin Campbell, our private
active_traveller_8
active_traveller_8
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Amazing Tour
My husband and I spent a fascinating day with Preston. We were expecting a garden tour with Gavin but Preston showe
Csercombe
Csercombe
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Great tour of food market
Marc led my family through the Nishiki Market and introduced us to all the unique and tasty foods of Kyoto and Japa
AmyT2901221609
AmyT2901221609
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Knowledgeable and fun tour guide with great food
This was an excellent experience. Having someone who is familiar with the market lead us through and teach/recomme
Ronald W
Ronald W
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Keeping it all in context.
My small group of adventurous travelers wanted to learn more about the cultural history of what makes Kyoto so uniq
Roxanne M
Roxanne M
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Cool experience
I pretty interesting place to visit. We had read online it opens at 9am, however it was only the seafood and produc
Elizabeth C
Elizabeth C
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Informative and stimulating
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, hearing from Marc about Japanese gardens and way of life. We did three Context tou
basitaly
basitaly
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Outstanding tour of the market plus so much more thanks to our guide - Marc!!!
We really enjoyed our Nishiki Tour with Marc. He was extremely informative, engaging and very personable. We were
TheBrizzieWalls
TheBrizzieWalls
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Fascinating and Illuminating
We spent a wonderful few hours with Judith. Her passion for Japan and in particular the food of Kyoto shone through
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