Kyoto can be divided into six sightseeing districts, each of which is covered by one of our walking tours:
- Northern Higashiyama (Ginkaku-ji, Path of Philosophy etc)
- Southeast Kyoto (Fushimi-Inari, Tofuku-ji etc)
- Southern Higashiyama (Chion-in, Kiyomizu etc)
- Gion (Geisha district etc)
- Arashiyama/west side (Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji etc)
- Northern Mountains (Kurama, Kibune etc)
Here are a few notes on each tour to help you decide which walks are right for you:
For those who want to escape the crowds and enjoy some quieter temples and shrines, this is a good choice. It’s a contemplative stroll. About 15 minutes travel time from downtown.
Great for active people who want to combine an easy hike, some beautiful gardens and the wonders of Fushimi-Inari without most of the crowds. This is good with kids. About 20 minutes from downtown.
An excellent choice for your first time in the city and a good orientation tour. You’ll see temples ranging from small and quiet to soaring and popular. And you can continue on your own to the famous Kiyomizu-dera. Minimal travel time from downtown.
For those who want to learn about geisha and enjoy the magic of Gion by night. Short but sweet. Minimal travel time from downtown.
With the Bamboo Forest, Okochi-Sano and Tenryu-ji temple, this is sure to please both adults and children. About 30 minutes from downtown.
If you want to escape the city and do a beautiful hike with a bit of culture along the route, this is a great choice. About 50 minutes from downtown.