1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Kyoto Imperial Palace

Cool Kyoto: 5-Hour Walking Tour with the Last Samurai

Product ID: 30861
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Discover Japan's former imperial capital with an expert Samurai as your guide! Explore Kyoto on this 5-hour tour, visiting the Kyoto Imperial Palace Forest among the many sights and historic curios, followed by a demonstration of Samurai weapon handling.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:45 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit traditional arts and crafts shops
  • Explore the gorgeous Kyoto Imperial Palace Forest
  • Watch your Samurai guide show off his sword skills
Full description
Explore the glorious city of Kyoto. Led by an authentic Samurai guide, Joe Okada knows the city as well as he knows his own swordsmanship!

Kyoto was the 2nd capital of Japan from 794-1868, with a legacy of 72 Emperors and 3 Shoguns. The site still retains much of its history among more modern developments. The tour starts at the Kyoto City Hall Plaza, from there visiting a variety of traditional arts and crafts shops, including a wood engraver, a brush and ink maker, and fine tea shops.

Visit a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine before heading to the Kyoto Imperial Palace Forest, discovering the Susui-tei Garden; home to a centuries-old tea house once reserved for Japan's nobility. 

Continue onward to a typical Japanese market to sample the produce and enjoy a light lunch. Afterwards Samurai Joe will demonstrate his skills, and he'll need a volunteer to help!
Includes
  • Light lunch of local delicacies
  • Samurai demonstration

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Meeting point

Kyoto City Hall plaza. You'll spot Joe from his Samurai Kimono and hair style!

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Important information
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Children under 12 years are welcome to join the tour for free. Please indicate during booking if you wish to bring children.

Please note that in order to run the tour on a Saturday, there must be a minimum of 2 bookings.

From US$ 191.90 Per group up to 5

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Product ID: 30861