A two day (Two night's accommodation included only if booking the tour with accommodation. Please see below) city tour. Each tour day is fully guided and starts, depending on the day’s itinerary, at either 8:30 or 8:45 and finishes at 5 pm. The maximum group size for this tour is 12 ~13 persons.
Walk Japan's two day Kyoto Tour takes us through the city's rich history while exploring in depth some famous and some less well-known areas that were instrumental in making Kyoto the cultural capital of Japan. A fully guided, unique look into Japan's old capital, its history, arts, crafts and people.
Kyoto was originally known as Heian-kyo, the capital of peace and tranquility, and modelled on Chang-an, the great capital of the Chinese Tang empire. Kyoto remained the home of the imperial court for eleven centuries before it was removed to Tokyo in the late 19th Century. Over 1100 years as the imperial home, Kyoto justly became one of the great cities of the world. At times it experienced turbulence and violence but, and often at the same time, it was where some of the most distinct and exquisite arts and one of the greatest cultures of the world were cultivated. This was so to the extent that today to talk of the culture of Kyoto is often to talk of Japan’s as a whole. Our gently paced, walking tour unveils Kyoto’s importance at the heart of Japanese culture and history in typical Walk Japan style, inimitable and fascinating.