Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour

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Kyoto may no longer be the capital of Japan, but it’s staged a comeback and is now considered Japan’s capital of culture. Take that Tokyo! Join this private Kyoto tour to learn about zen gardens, Geisha and all things Kyoto.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Urban Adventures.
Kyoto may no longer be the capital of Japan, but it’s staged a comeback and is now considered Japan’s capital of culture. Take that Tokyo! Join this private Kyoto tour to learn about zen gardens, Geisha and all things Kyoto.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tofuku-ji Temple, 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0981 Kyoto Prefecture

One of the oldest and largest Zen temples in Japan and some historical buildings dating back to the 1300s. Famous for autumn leaves from its over 2,000 maple trees.
At one of the temple buildings, Hojo, visitors can admire a variety of gardens designed by Mirei Shigemori, a well-known garden designer.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

Fushimi Inari is the most important of all the shrines in Japan dedicated to Inari, the god of rice and business, and was first built in the 8th century.
It is now one of the most popular spots in Kyoto with a stunning path covered with thousands of red torii gates.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gion, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

One of the most famous spots in Kyoto and the heart of unique Maiko and Geisha culture. The streets are filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya where Maiko and Geisha perform. Gion is beautiful at night when lanterns are lit.

Duration: 45 minutes