Higashiyama Highlights Tour

Explore Kyoto’s historial sites in Higashiyama area on this day tour!

Higashiyama Highlights Tour (Private Day Tour)

Join our team for this private guided day tour to Higashiyama area, visit historical sites including Shimogama Shrine, Gion, Kennin-Ji Temple, enjoy the Japanese Tea Ceremony and more!

950 CNY *
​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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​Tour Highlights:

  • Discover Higashiyama – an area known as the true Kyoto;
  • Visit Shimogamo Shrine – one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto and now it is a listed UNESCO world heritage site;
  • Relax in Tadasu-no Mori;
  • Explore Gion area – famous for traditional Maiko and Geiko;
  • ​Visit Kennin-ji Temple – the oldest Zen temple in the area
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience;

Tour Itinerary:

All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change

10:00 am

  • Meet at Kyoto Hotel Lobby
  • Travel to Shimogamo Shrine via public transportation (bus/train)

10:15 am

  • Visit the historical Shimogamo Shrine and learn about Shinto religion
  • Make a wish in the shrine in the tradtional way

11:00 am​

  • Relax in the quiet Tadasu-no Mori to enjoy the peaceful environment

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Travel to Gion by public transportation (bus/train)

12:00 pm

  • ​Lunch Break – lunch NOT included

1:00 pm

  • Discover Kennin-ji Temple – the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto

2:00 pm

  • Tea Ceremony Experience – near the famous Kiyomitsu-ji Temple

3:00 pm

  • Return to your Kyoto Hotel/END OF TOUR


Legend of the Li Tour Pricing

(Private Day Tour)

1 x Person = 2,660 CNY per person 

2 x Person = 1,620  CNY perperson 

3 x Person = 1,275  CNY per person 

4 x Person = 1,120 CNY per person 

5 x Person = 1,020  CNY per person 

6 x Person = 990 CNY per person
7 x Person = 960  CNY per person 
8 x Person = 950  CNY per person 


Please note, if you have a larger group visiting, please contact us to inquire about corresponding pricing.

Tour Inclusion:

The above Higashiyama Highlights Private Day Tour includes the following :
Tour Guiding Fees:

  • Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Higashiyama Highlights Private Day Tour excludes the following :


  • No meals are included but our guide will assist you with options and recommendations based on your preferences;

Please note, we would suggest you have a large breakfast as this is an active full day tour

  • Please note, we don’t require ‘x’ amount to be paid by clients on a daily basis to tour guide/driver or force tipping. However, gratuities are greatly appreciated at the conclusion of tour by guide/driver only if service is excellent.


  • Accommodation, flights, travel insurance and any other person expenses during tour;

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Meet your tour guide in the morning and travel to Yangshuo, which is approximately 1.5 x hours drive south of Guilin. Depending upon the date of your tour, visit and experience a traditional rural market away from tourists and outsiders. These markets are held on specific dates (Putao Market Day – dates ending in 2, 5 or 8 or Baisha Market Day – all dates each month ending in 1, 4 or 7). If you’re visiting on a day where the Rural Market isn’t available, Yulong Valley cycling/walking is an alternative option (or if you’d prefer this instead).


Thereafter, visit one of the most spectacular views overlooking the Li River – Xianggong Hill. Xianggong Hill overlooks the river and karst scenery.

During the afternoon, board your own Private Raft and experience a shortened Li River Cruise along what is considered to be the most beautiful section of the Li River.


The cruise departs from Xingping Pier and travels up to the Nine Horse Fresco Hill Gorge During your time on the Li River, a Cormorant Fisherman will join you to provide a private demonstration of this traditional Chinese fishing practice.

Following disembarking from the cruise, transfer to West Street for dinner at one of the many different restaurants available (not included in pricing). In the evening, watch the famous Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show held on the banks of the Li River from your VIP B1 Seats.

This show is a grand performance featuring over 700 actors and actresses and was directed by Zhang Yi Mou – the director and choreographer of the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The tour will conclude upon returning to your hotel in Guilin (at approximately 10:30 pm) or Yangshuo (at approximately 9:30 pm). END OF TOUR.

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