On this Kyoto tour, you'll discover some of the magic of the city through cultural explorations and local experiences. First we'll head to one of the city’s must-see sights, the Tofukuji Temple. Originally built in the 13th century, and famous for its traditional, yet modern, Zen garden, this is a great place to escape to a relaxed atmosphere in the city. Next we walk through a nice local residential neighbourhood to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Home to a seemingly endless stretch of iconic red torii gates spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this shrine is a world unto itself. Walk through snaking corridors of red gates, made famous in the film Memoirs of Geisha, stopping to admire the shrines and many fox statues. Major photo opportunity alert! As the sun begins to set on the Toriis, we leave behind the foxes and head to Gion, famously known as Kyoto’s Geisha district. This area was the model for Memoirs of Geisha, and it comes alive with people and lights in the evening. Stroll past the 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses, many of which are still exclusive establishments for Geisha entertainment.
Kohei & Friends
We are a group of friends who focus on designing and delivering great experiences to visitors to our city looking to do more than the standard sights. We are looking to meet great people wishing to share their interests with our expertise and knowledge to do the key things well that leads to a great experience for everyone. We have a lot of pride in pleasing you and meeting your expectations and making you smile and enjoy your time with us.
Experience the peacefulness of a Zen rock garden at the Tofukuji Temple Walk through Kyoto’s famous red tori gates and spot the fox statues at Fushimi Inari Shrine. Discover the unique Geisha culture in the historical entertainment district of Gion.
Please come with big smile and open mind to join like minded people who love to travel like a local on a bike but also hear the stories built over many centuries that Kyoto is famous for.