The world famous guided walking tour

WALK IN KYOTO TALK IN ENGLISH was started by Mr. Hajime Hirooka as known as Johnny Hillwalker born in 1930. He had worked as a professional tour guide exclusively for JTB for 34 years. After retiring from JTB in 1996, he started his private walking tours in Kyoto. Since then he has guided over 28,000 guests from around the world through the backstreets of Kyoto. We have decided to invest in the tour, and started a project to further enhance the value of such unique tour.

How to join

Time

10:00 - 15:00
(No tour in December, January and February)

Meeting point

at a 10 steps down from Aqua Fantasy between JR KYOTO station north main gate and KYOTO tower.

Fee

¥2,000 per adult, cash only
¥1,000 per children between 13 and 15 years old, cash only
small children(7-12 years old) are free

Notice

  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • No tour in December, January and February
  • Size of the tour usually around 20-30 people
  • No insurance
  • No reservation system
  • No touristy spots, look inside of real Japan

This tour is sometimes conducted by Johnnie Hillwalker, the founder of this tour.

Where we go

HIGASHI-HONGANJI TEMPLE

HIGASHI-HONGANJI TEMPLE

Main Buddhist Center in Japan.

SHINTO SHRINES

SHINTO SHRINES

Ayako-tenmangu, Ichihime & Toyokuni-jinjya

FORMER GEISHA AREA

FORMER GEISHA AREA

Gojo-rakuen

MANY TRADITIONAL WORKSHOPS

MANY TRADITIONAL WORKSHOPS

In small private homes along back streets, of rosaries, tofu, fans, tatami, pastry, pottery and more!

TAKE A REST

TAKE A RESTaround 14:00-14:30

Have a japanese dessert with tea in KANSHUNDO HIGASHIMISE

The latest scenes from our tours

After the tour

TOUR ENDS are the east mountains with many temples, restaurants, shops, old lanes & geishas. Most recommendable to stay here after the walk.

BACK to STATION, half an hour walk or 15 minutes bus ride or 10 minutes taxi ride.

Getting to the meeting point

Map:Meeting Point

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