Kyoto Walking Tour Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka Shrine Route

Your own private Kyoto full day walking tour to suit all ages and fitness visiting hidden sites in Kyoto, includes lunch. Great alternative to cycling tour.

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Geometry of this city makes it an ideal place to do a cycling tour. As most of the traditional areas are not accessible by cars or coaches, walking tour allows you to explore the real life of everyday Kyoto.

It is a private tour which is organized by independent application, so you can enjoy your own private tour with your partner, family members or friends.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will travel by public transport.

Keep Kyoto green and try a new way of touring.


  • See the real Kyoto
  • Wonder around the small quiet shopping streets
  • See the major tourists sights at the same time
  • Private tour just for you
  • Famous Kiyomizu Temple
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Traditional Gion district


Tour inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop off from hotels in Kyoto central area
  • Lunch
  • Transport fees required for the tour
  • Entrance fee to temples visited



For latest prices, please contact Experience Japan


Looking at doing other itineraries? We can do an order made walking tour for you. Price will depend on the places visited but will not be too much different from the ready-made tours. For more information please enquire with Experience Japan team!



You will be picked up from your tour guide at your hotel lobby for tour departure. (hotels located in central Kyoto only)


Kiyomizu Temple

Established in 778, this temple has continuously attracted worshippers from among the populace since the Heian Period as “Kiyomizu-Kannon.” The temple contains buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries, including Jishu – jinja Shrine. The Main Hall (Hondo), built in the “stage” style, is noted for its beautiful background scenery which changes with the four seasons – including the cherry blossoms and greenery of spring, and the leaves of autumn. Built atop a precipice, the main hall, which is a National Treasure, is famous as the “Kiyomizu Stage” – affording a magnificent view of the city below. The temple precincts contain fifteen buildings designated as Important Cultural Properties, including the inner Temple (Okunoin), Amida Buddha Hall (Amidado), and the three-tiered pagoda.


Powerful edge cutting gods are worshiped in these temples. All the resentment and vexation which swirling around visitors will be purified.


Lunch time


Kennin-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto, founded in 1202 by the priest Yousai. The temple is famous for the magnificent wind and thunder gods (Fu-jin, Rai-jin zu) panel painting.


Gion Hanami-koji
Gion is one of the famous entertainment and geisha quarters, with traditional restaurants and tea-houses. Hanami-koji is the most popular area in Gion with exclusive restaurants and tea houses.


Tatsumi-bridge and Tatsumi Shrine
Tatsumi Shrine, located in Higashiyama is also known amongst locals as the guardian of Gion and is popular with Geikos and Maikos. Purpose of this shrine was to protect southeast region of Kyoto, which the word Tatsumi refers to.


Yasaka Shrine
Long connected with the Kyoto Geisha community centered in the nearby Gion District, Yasaka-jinja Shrine is a bustling, colorful and pleasant downtown shrine that lies at the heart of much of Kyoto’s festive tradition.


Afternoon tea time at a local traditional cafe


Ishibe-koji is not a common area in Kyoto visited by foreign tourists but is a beautiful alleyway of paved stones lined with traditional restaurants and ryokan. It depicts how Kyoto used to be in the olden days.

Guide will drop you off at your hotel when the tour concludes.


Terms and Conditions

  • Booking for this tour must be made at least 7 days prior to departure and is subject to availability
  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 45 days prior to travel
  • If the weather is not suitable for walking tour, tour will be cancelled or moved to another day depending on your schedule
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply