英語でまち歩き

Guided tours in English

京都を知り、日本を知る、本気の英語ツアー。「英語で歩く京都」

京都は「日本人の心のふるさと」とも言われるほど、日本を知る鍵が随所に散りばめられた街。「英語で歩く京都」では、ベテラン通訳ガイドによる本物の発信型英語のガイディングを生で体験して頂きます。各ツアーは、敢えて手加減のない「本気の英語」で催行。「京都のこと」「日本のこと」を深く学べるテーマを厳選してお届けします。
また、弊社代表が分かりやすく解説する「英語で歩く京都(解説編)」も順次配信してまいります。ぜひ併せてご活用ください。

Wide variety of tours and events with choices of "shared" and "chartered"

With a thorough understanding of Kyoto, the spiritual capital, your Japan visit will surely be a fruitful one. We have prepared a wide variety of tours mostly focusing on Kyoto and its surrounding areas with options of "chartere" and "shared". By selecting chartered tours, you will have a chance to experience unparalleled programs - experienced within your group only, which can never be achieved by other tour operators. Among shared tours, you can still find various unique and interesting tours at lower prices, even if you join as a solo traveler.

夕暮れ時の風情ある花街を英語で散策。海外では"Night walk in Gion"として、年間7,500人が参加する日本で最も知られたウォーキングツアー。テレビや雑誌でも度々話題に。まずはこのツアーから!
日本近代化の幕開けは、ここ京都で始まった。時代の先頭を駆け抜けた坂本龍馬。その足跡を英語で歩く。
「20世紀少年少女」には懐かしい、平成生まれには新しい、圧倒的な存在感を持つ昭和。芸能から経済まで、幅広く英語で解説。猛暑の夏、レトロな喫茶店で涼みながら学べるひと時を。
おばんざいから老舗の料亭まで、京都の食を長年支え続ける錦市場。近年、世界的にも「和食」がクローズアップ される中、その魅力と錦市場との関わりを英語で解説。
日々の暮らしと仕事が密接に共存した京都の象徴、京町家。今、テレワークが推奨される世の中で、その意義を再発見。どこか懐かしく、そして新しい、京の暮らしの舞台を英語で解説。
3日に1本、映画が作られた、東映ゆかりの地、京都。日本芸能の発展にとって、いかに京都が重要な場所かを英語で体感するツアー。
歴史の街、京都に埋もれる骨董品は数知れず。昭和はもちろん、大正、明治、江戸時代のお宝も!? 通い詰めて目利きになれば、思わぬ掘り出しものが・・・
昔懐かしい車両や多くの蒸気機関車が動態保存された、驚きの展示による日本を代表する鉄道博物館。あの日の旅の思い出がよみがえる英語ツアー。
都が東京へ遷った時、京都では何があったのか。びわ湖の水を京都に結んだ一大プロジェクト「蹴上インクライン」と京都の近代化の全容に英語で迫る。
言わずと知れた日本を代表する最高学府、京都大学。そのキャンパスは、意外にも市民に開かれた憩いの場。 世界の頭脳を生み出す京都大学を英語で散歩。
今や世界で最も人気のある神社として名高い伏見稲荷大社。そこは全山が信仰の対象。ハイキングにも匹敵する全行程を英語で歩く。
元祖ウォーキングツアー「WALK IN KYOTO TALK IN ENGLISH」として24年続くロングランツアー。A N A機内誌『翼の王国』やN H K番組『英語でしゃべらナイト』でも特集されたツアー。
日本三大祭の一つ、世界無形文化遺産登録の祇園祭。ひと月におよぶ壮大な神事を支えるのは、脈々と受け継がれた山鉾町の町衆の心意気。
古来、風葬の地として知られる鳥辺野。そこへ向かう通りは、あの世とこの世の境として恐れられてきました。あの世から霊が里帰りする8月のお盆の時期に、英語で幽霊さんぽ。
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)
Private tea house arrangement with both Geiko and Maiko: This is what we truly call a Geiko and Maiko party - More authentic, more private, Tea house arrangement including full Kaiseki Dinner course, both maiko-san and geiko-san playing musical instruments. Guided tour on the way to the tea house is also included. (total 3.5 hours)
Highlighted Kyoto tour with a privately chartered English speaking guide: In order to closely feel the local atmosphere of Kyoto, our highlight tours use public transportation to experience the everyday life of Kyoto locals, unlike other tour groups hastily hopping from one location to another on chartered buses.
Osaka, the city of merchants, is the place with the nickname "the kitchen of Japan" since the Samurai age. In the evening, neon billboards light up every corner of the city. Lured by the smell of our comfort food, countless number of people appear, frolicking here and there. You will have a chance to hop about the street food stands and shops.
Night-time Exploration in Gion, the Geisha district - is world famous and one of the most popular walking tours in Japan with more than 7,000 guests a year.
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.
its sub-cultures, fashions, economy and its relations with the world, including a visit to a retro-cool café from that age: This unique tour involves an occasional visit to a Showa-style café to talk about a highly influential and energetic time in Japanese history: the Showa Era.
to find out about the culinary traditions of Kyoto people: Nishiki Market, a 400-meter long arcade lined with 130 grocery shops and stores, is now a world famous destination for tourists. The 100-minute guided tour covers the entire street of the market.
The Kyoto-style townhouse: Kyo-machiya reminds us Japanese people of good old days, when people followed a daily routine at a relaxing pace and had their work place and residential space in the same building. This tour includes an interesting visit to traditional Kyo-machiya.
The trail of Japanese movie stars with a ride on a cute streetcar rattling along at the speed of 40km/h: Releasing one movie every three days, Kyoto was once a pivotal place for Japanese film makers. The studio is still active for making samurai dramas and others, which are enjoyed even today.
Visit to two historic flea markets: The ancient city of Kyoto has a bounty of quality antiques and second-hand items handed down for generations, some of which are from centuries ago. The tour will visit two representative  historic flea markets, regularly held on the 21st and 25th of each month.
Trace the tracks of world-leading railway system development in Japan: Kyoto has one of the biggest railway museums in Japan. Through this guided tour, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of Japan's industrialization and transition of lifestyles amid rapid economic growth.
The tour to learn about waterway connecting Lake Biwa and Kyoto: Another way to track the modernization movement – the tour for learning about the huge project to connect a manmade canal from Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest lake, to Kyoto.
alma mater of ten Nobel Prize winners in Japan: Kyoto University, one of the best universities in Japan, is known for being the amazing origin of ten Nobel Prize winners. A unique campus walking tour is highly recommended both for Kyoto visitors and Kyoto residents alike.
Hiking around the entire mountain of the world-famous Shinto shrine: Once awarded as the most popular shrine destination in Japan by TripAdvisor, Fushimi Inari Taisha is indeed an extraordinarily famous Shinto shrine. The tour covers its entire mountain, so it's like going hiking or mountain climbing.
To know the life of craftsman and Kyoto people (formerly known as the "WALK IN KYOTO, TALK IN ENGLISH" walking tour): In respect for "Johnny Hillwalker", who started the guided walking tour in English in 1996, we keep conducting the original WALK IN KYOTO, TALK IN ENGLISH tour in his namesake to guide you into the true lives of the craftsman and the people of Kyoto.
leaning about the eternal traditions from the 9th century: As a UNESCO World Heritage event, the magnificent festival in Kyoto is a must-see phenomenon. Our CEO is also deeply involved in this event and he uniquely produces the tour through his hands-on experience. The in-depth story is told as to what the true significance of the ritual is.
Kyoto's Folklore and Ghost: In the eastern mountainous area in Kyoto, there is a place called Toribeno, where a certain funeral practice used to be conducted, and a narrow street down the mountain is believed to be a place to connect the land of the dead with our living world. Your guide will tell you such hidden scary stories in August when the dead are believed to be returning to their former homes.