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Private Dinner with a Geisha
"This experience is a guided tour with a private dinner with one maiko. This is a truly private and authentic party arrangement with a privately arranged maiko for approximately two hours. This includes a guided tour and Japanese dinner course. You may choose from two options: a half Kaiseki course option in a room with others or a full Kaiseki cour or Kaiseki ryouri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that came about originally when monks would ward off hunger with warm stones. Due to the half Kaiseki option being in a room shared with others voices from neighboring tables may be overheard. But there will still be one maiko with her undivided attention to the room.For the full Kaiseki course at the Japanese restaurant’s private room there will be one maiko there specifically for your room.Both half and full Kaiseki meal options will meet at 5pm at the Minamiza theater and will go on a guided tour of the geiko and maiko district. Then at around 6pm
From JPY16,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
Food and Culture Experience at the Nishiki Market and Gion in Kyoto
"Your tour will start in front of the Daimaru department store in Kawaramachi at 10:45am. From there you will head to the Nishiki market where you will try many special foods. First you will try the basic Dashi Japanese soup stock and learn the characteristics of how it is different from the Dashi in Tokyo. Then you will try Yuba tofu skin which is an original food of Kyoto
From $100.00

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The "other" bamboo grove

Many people, on their visits to Japan, want to see bamboo, so they head to Arashiyama and complain about the crowds. I understand that - there were a lot of people there, and I expect more when I...
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Nov 08, 2015

Kodai ji

Famous as a memorial to the warlord, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the first Shogun. It was built by his widow in 1606, and is famous for its zen grounds and rock gardens. The temple is southeast of the Gion...
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Oct 30, 2015

Kodaiji Temple & Ryozen Kannon, Higashiyama

Kodaiji (高台寺) was established in 1606, and is located in Kyoto's Higashiyama area. The temple was built for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified most of Honshu in the late 1500s and built Osaka Castle....
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Oct 19, 2013

Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple was built in 1606 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's widow to pray for him. The landscape was designed by Kobori Enshu and features a Zen sand garden, rolling hills, a small pond, and carefully...
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Rabbityama
Jul 26, 2010

TREE House - Tea house: KODAI-JI

Three fantastic tea houses: One at the entry - with a large round window. Perfectly manicured gardens. At the top of the wooded hillside, past the bamboo grove, sits two more tea houses, connected by...
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Jun 15, 2003
 
 
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Kyoto Aquarium

The Kyoto Aquarium opened on March 14, 2012 making it one of the city's newest attractions. It features exhibits of Kyoto's aquatic fish, Japan's giant salamanders, seals, penguins, crabs, and a...
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Museum of Kyoto

This small museum set in a Meji era building highlites the history of Kyoto along with hosting special exhibits. The museum is not worth going out of your way for but is worth a visit if you are in...
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Shosei-en Garden

Shosei-en was created in 1653 by a priest from Higashi Honganji Temple and belonged to the temple and was used as a detached residence. It was originally quite vast, extending all the way to the...
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

This museum houses a collection of manga (comic books) not only by Japanese authors/illustrators but international artists as well. Found TinTin comic books in French too! A good opportunity for kids...
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Kaleidoscope Museum

The Kyoto Kaleidoscope Museum is a small but fun museum, especially if you have kids. Explanations are in English and Japanese, although most of the kaleidoscopes are easy to try on your own. There...
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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is a traditional shopping street in Central Kyoto, that has been here for centuries. It is said that the first shop here opened in 1311, and the area became a fish market in the 16th...
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