True story of the last samurai, how he lived, how he fought and how he died in Kyoto
The tour is about the dawn of Japan’s modernization movement which had started in the beginning of 19th century in Kyoto, led by an outstanding samurai, Sakamoto Ryoma.
In the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868), Ryoma, a low-ranking samurai and then a political activist, was deeply concerned about the future of Japan, and felt an acute need of opening its doors to the world. His innovative activities included the establishment of a trading firm in Nagasaki and aiming for a non-war resolution to end the samurai age in Kyoto in preparation for the genesis of modern Japan. All these stories are told during the 120-minute walk near what is currently the busy city center of Kyoto.
|Date||November 1st, December 6th|
|Time||Tour: 10:00-12:00 (Reception:9:50)|
|Fee||3,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
|Meeting location||At 1A Exit of Kawaramachi Station of Hankyu Railway|
|Remarks||No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour|