First, we'll start and see the highlight of the Gion area, checking out the must see look into the "old town Kyoto". After walking through this Geisha district (where there's a possibility of seeing a real Geisha), I would like to step away from the more busy streets, walking through alleys to nearby Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, where I would like to talk about the history and significance of both. Next, I would like to walk up a path leading into an iconic sight of Kyoto, a picturesque view of both new and old. Finally, I would like to go to my favorite shrine, to talk about the history, but also my personal memories of the place. Soon across the street, we will be back at the original meeting place, where I would like to send you off into the city with recommendations of nearby places for restaurants, bars, or whatever you may be looking for!
Hello! My name's Julian, I'm half-Japanese, and the first of my family to be born in the States. Although I've been hopping back and forth many times between the two, the home I returned to has always been Kyoto, to my grandma's shop and home, in the Gion area. 8 Years ago, I decided to make the move to permanently live in Kyoto, at the same traditional shop and home that's been passed down for generations since 1862. I fell in love with this city, and I would like to share the same feeling to you, explaining the sights, history, culture, but also neighborhood gossip as well!
The places we will go to will be the more traditional side of Kyoto. Starting at one of Kyoto's Geisha district, where there may be a possibility of seeing a geisha, then moving to other parts of Kyoto that keep the sense and style of old time Japan.
6歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。保護者同伴の2歳未満のお子様も参加可能です。 Please be prepared for a long walk. Please have a snack or meal beforehand, and understand or plan that food will not be provided during this experience.
Appropriate clothing and items for the weather and heavy walking
The focus of this experience to enjoy the traditional sights of Kyoto, such as paper lanterns by older buildings. For this, we will walk during night, when most shops will be closed.