The World of Grace and Elegance – Northern-Higashiyama

Escape the bustling crowds and enjoy a relaxing walk to the typically elegant and graceful site of Kyoto.  

This is an all-inclusive private walk with a friendly guide.

Enjoy the tranquil and serene atmosphere without the bustling crowds! This walk begins along a peaceful river lined with swaying willows.
Walk through the graceful and elegant temple grounds, nestled among lush mountain greenery and majestic ancient camphor trees, where imperial descended priests meditated and lived. Gaze up from under a grand wooden gate.
The tour closes in the floating world of Gion, the historic and elegant district of Geisha, following a stroll through an internationally renowned antique district.

Our Kyoto Premium Walks aim to show you the best of Kyoto by following slightly off-the beaten-paths.
This tour promises you:
(1)a relaxing and pleasant time in viewing Japanese gardens
(2)a refreshing tea break during the tour
(3)the excellent care of a highly professional and friendly guide
(4)a well-planned course to see the best of Kyoto


Approx. 3.5 hours and the walking distance is about 4 km (2.5mi.).



Shoren-in, Chion-in, some hidden gems on the way and more!


Recommended pick-up time is 9:30. But it is fairly flexible for your convenience (until 2:00p.m.).
Please contact us.


Your hotel (provided your hotel is located in the central part of Kyoto City) or the place of your own selection.

*In case the transportation fee to the starting point of the tour costs more than 500 yen per person (250 yen per child aged 6 to 11), you may be required to pay for the difference. Please contact us for further details.

The tour ends in Gion, a historically preserved district of scenic beauty lined with traditional townhouses where Geisha (called Geiko and Maiko in Kyoto) entertain with classical arts and live.
After the tour, you can continue your stroll to feel the authentic Kyoto in this elegant part of the city.

All-Inclusive Tour Fee (per party in Japanese yen)

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5+ persons
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Child (6-11 of age) +1,500
Free for children under 5 with parents.
Please pay for children’s drink at the café.

Note: The tour fee includes the guide fee, transportation fee from the pick-up place to the starting point of the tour, temple admission fee, and a drink at the café (coffee/ tea/soft drinks)
The tour fee excludes the lunch and personal expenses.


No insurance. No responsibility for accidents. Please make sure you are covered with your own travel insurance.


Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


After you submit your reservation detail, we will send you an e-mail invoice with a link to Paypal payment site. You can pay as a guest user of Paypal.
With your payment, your reservation is confirmed.

Coffee break in the tour

Enjoy a relaxing coffee break in a historic 110-year-old villa located on the course.


One of the photogenic spots inviting you to visit.