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Shirakawa Neighborhood Morning Tour


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Get an early start to your Kyoto adventure with some breakfast, and a walking tour of a traditional shopping arcade and some striking temples and shrines. Your tour will be conducted by a City of Kyoto-certified guide who will take you around to plaves not found in any guidebook. You will see the Shirakawa River glittering in the morning sun and experience the intense atmosphere of a Buddhist Temple while feeling the rhythm of wooden temple blocks. You will also enjoy looking out over Kyoto from your secluded spot above the city, only to return to town to be a part of the chatter of the local shopping arcade. Join us on this tour and make some amazing memories.

Time: Every Thursday 8:30 AM (Duration:2.5hours)

Place: 102 Old River

Price: Yen 2,800- per person (Breakfast included)
☆ Tour is recommended for age 6 and over

Capacity: 10 People

Organized by Furukawa Shuzo(Shirakawa Community Management Company) With Support from the Kyoto City Tourism Associagion

The Furukawa-cho Shopping Arcade, historically a focal point for traffic into Kyoto from the east, is the focus of this tour. You will start off near that classic shopping arcade, with taste of Kyoto at a local café next to the Shirakawa River. A short walk upstream, and you will come to a shrine dedicated to the safe passage of travelers. It is a holy place hidden in a blanket of green above the city, and looking out on the amazing view, you will forget about the bustle of the city below. Later, your will pass through a great temple gate and climb a grand stone staircase that looks as though it might reach the heavens. At its top awaits a place of prayer where you will forget your fatigue and be whisked into a spiritual world. This temple and many others that populate the Higashiyama area are famous for their seasonal views, but this is not all that you will fine here that will pique your interest. This tour will not only uncover these many hidden here that will pique your interest. This tour will not only uncover these many hidden treasures, but also give you an inside look at history and Japanese lifestyles.

Walk-ins welcome♪ (Reservations recommended)

Important Notice

・Tour is operated on a first-come, first-served basis (Max 10 people).
・Children, age 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult.
・Tour fee is non-refundable.
・Content of the tour is subject to change without notice.
・We will not bear responsibility for any injuries sustained during the course of this tour.
・Tours may not operate during New Year’s Holidays.
・When finished, tour will return to starting point.

For Reservations

For inquiries about this tour and reserbations, please contact Furukawa Shuzo
E-mail: shirakawa.cmo@gmail.com
Tel: 075-754-8714 (Tuesday to Saturaday 10:00am – 4:00pm)


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