Embark on a revealing walking tour of Kyoto led by Lonely Planet writer Chris Rowthorn’s team of personally trained guides. The tour named ‘Kyoto Walking Tour’ provides in-depth exploration of the Higashiyama (Eastern Mountain) district and enters into areas off the tourist trail.
Exotissimo Travel, one of the longest established inbound tour operators in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand are renowned for providing experiences that go beyond your average expectations of a Destination Management Company. Their history of delivering experiential, one-of-a-kind encounters into unchartered territory to thrill, excite and inspire travelers is unfailing and their latest addition continues this tradition.
Leading travel writer Chris Rowthorn from the Lonely Planet has designed an enthralling walking plan that explores Kyoto’s richest areas, including visits to temples, shrines, gardens and museums, approaching them via backstreets and little-know alleys, taking in many hidden gems most tourists miss out on.
Ines Zand, General Manager of Exotissimo Japan said, “We are proud to be working with such knowledgeable professionals who have the detailed knowledge of this fascinatingly beautiful and culture rich area. It always gives me great pleasure to see travelers leave with a smile having thoroughly enjoyed discovering a new destination.”
The walking tour limits the number of participants in each group to 10 ensuring all can hear the knowledgeable guides, trained by Chris himself, as they explain the sights. Starting at the top of Gojo Street, famous for its pottery shops, the tour descends through picturesque avenues lined with perfectly preserved houses and visits Kiyomizu then Chion-in Temple.
After a traditional Japanese lunch guests visit the famed Zen temple of Nanzen-ji. The tour also includes gentle strolls through Maruyama-koen and Yoshida-koen Parks.
To view the program ‘Kyoto Walking Tour’ click here.
Source = Exotissimo Travel