Kyoto - Discover Kyoto, the Old Capital of Japan: Virtually Learn About its History at Higashiyama

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Discover Kyoto, the Old Capital of Japan: Virtually Learn About its History at Higashiyama

Sat, 31 Jul
Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan
60 mins

About the tour

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. Follow your host to Kyoto's best preserved district, Higashiyama, you'll visit Yasaka Kōshin-dō, a colorful Buddhist temple that's popular on social media and see Yasaka-no-to Buddhist tower which holds the 1400-year history. Also hear lots of information about Japanese religions, how it works in a daily life as well as host's personal stories about growing up with many daily-life traditions that are often hard to notice for visitors. -Visit a colorful temple, Yasaka-koshindo and hear an interesting tale has been told in there. -See Yasaka-no-to Buddhist tower which holds the 1400-year history, Kyoto's best photographed view. -Walk around Kyoto's oldest shopping street and browse the stores.

Meet Ken's Tours Kyoto

Ken's Tours Kyoto

Founder of local tour agency, "Ken's Tours Kyoto", which is located in the eastern Kyoto. Have guided over 3000 clients just for 3 years since 2016 and earned 1100 of 5 stars on Airbnb and TripAdvisor. 99% of clients gave full score review. Have been ranked and awarded as a guide in the Japan's top 30 on TripAdvisor. Also working as a local fixer in Kyoto for shooting pv, movie, TV drama. Ken speaks of the history and culture of Kyoto with a passion that would make you think he’s a lifelong resident of Japan’s historical former capital city. But the self-described country boy has followed a road with more than a few interesting twists and turns via Canada and America as he has made his way from Fukushima prefecture, where he was born and raised, to Kyoto.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kyoto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kyoto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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