Back-street walking Tour

WALK IN KYOTO, TALK IN ENGLISH was started by Mr. Hajime Hirooka, also known as Johnny Hillwalker. Born in 1930, he had worked as a professional tour guide exclusively for one tour operator for 34 years. After retiring from that company in 1996, he started his own private walking tours in Kyoto. The unique concept of the tour is to intentionally avoid famous but touristy spots, and instead, to introduce the true lives of the Kyoto people. Since its start, he has guided over 28,000 guests from around the world through the backstreets of Kyoto. The tour has been handed down to us and we started a project to further enhance the value of walking tour activities, and we have widened the choices of such walking tours as you can see here on this homepage.

Date November 6th, December 4th
Time Tour: 10:00-15:00 (Reception:09:50)
Fee 2,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
13-15 years old: 1,000 yen
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
Meeting location

at open space named Aqua Fantasy between JR KYOTO station north main gate and KYOTO tower

Remarks No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour
Half Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant with partition: The minimum, yet still truly private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged maiko-san for around two hours. Includes one-hour guided tour in the geisha district to be followed by two-hour Japanese kaiseki dinner course at Japanese restaurants with partition. (total 3-hour program)
Full Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant's private room: Private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged maiko-san for around two hours. Includes one-hour guided tour in the geisha district to be followed by two-hour Japanese kaiseki dinner course at Japanese restaurant's private room. (total 3-hour program)