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Kyoto Fushimi (Tofuku-ji, Fushim-Inari, Sake Museum & Gion) a day tour (SWA030)

2015.01.31

Introduction

Fushimi is the southern part of Kyoto City, and is an easy reach by JR or Keihan Line. In Fushimi, there’re the big and time-honored Zen Buddhist temple called “Tofukuji” with renowned 20th Century Zen gardens, Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine with 1000 vermilion Torii gates and Sake breweries. Fushimi, benefited by good quality underground water, boasts of a large Sake production in Japan. You can see old Sake production tools and try Sake in Okura Sake Museum. After visiting Fushimi, you go around Gion area, a flower town with Geisha and apprentice Geisha called Maiko.

Price per person
29,300 yen for 1 person
20,700 yen for 2 persons
17,800 yen for 3 persons
16,400 yen for 4 persons
Kids (age 6-11): 7,300 yen/person

Tour Detail

Tour Style
This is a short trip program.
- Some programs are not conducted on daily basis. Please ask us for availability first.
- Programs are offered in English, but other languages may be available. Please ask us for your desired language.

Meeting Place
Pick up at your hotel in Kyoto
(The picking applicable hotels are limited to the hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori(to the north and south). If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.)
Group Size
1~4 persons *Please ask us if your groups is 5 persons or more.
Duration
8 hours
Destination
Tour Itinerary
9:00 start

Your hotel→ Tofukuji temple→Okura Sake Museum→lunch→Fushimi-Inari Shrine→Gion

◆Tofukuji Temple
A huge and old Zen Buddhist temple located a stop from JR Kyoto station by JR. It was established as a family temple for the Kujo Family, aristocrats in the middle of the 13th Century. There’re the oldest existing San-mon gate, a lavatory and a meditation created in the 14th or 15th Century. Most of the buildings were burn down in a fire at the endo of the 19th Century, and rebuilt after that. Zen gardens were created by Shigemori Mirei, a famous garden designer, in the 20th Century attached the reconstructed buildings. Autumal foliage is famous, bringing a crowd of visitors.

◆Okura Sake Museum
At the 350th anniversary of the establishment of Gekkeikan Co., it was built at where the company originated from, using an old sake brewery house built in 1909. You can learn how sake is manufactured and the history of the company. The museum has about 400 old Sake production tools. You can try several kinds of Sake there. A mini-brewery can be seen on a reservation, free of charge.

◆Fushimi Inari Shrine
Traditionally, Inari Shrine was reserved as the deity of agriculture, which was the center of prayers for good harvests. Today the deity of Fushimi Inari is also known for its kami of business where people pray for prosperous businesses. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is the headquarters of 30,000 Inari shrines in the nation. In Shintoism, it is believed that kami, nature and humans coexist harmoniously.
Passing through thousands of vermilion colored tori gates, a long path will lead you to a mountain of mystery, Mt.Inari. It attracts attention from overseas tourists, too.

◆Gion
Gion is the entertainment district beautifully lined with traditional town houses and restaurants, where geisha girls (Geiko) and apprentice geisha girls (Maiko) live and work at night. There’re Ochayas where a party is held inviting them, and Okiyas, special dormitories for them. Nowadays some of them have been turned into restaurants and souvenir shops. You can’t enter an ochaya without anyone who introduces you there, but lately some sightseeing facility is available where you can meet them.
What's Included
Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee

What's not Included
Cost of meal and sightseeing activities
Tour Tips
Booking process

1. Please ask us for availability through ‘contact us’ form and make sure to write the number of participants and date.

2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 2 business days.

3. Payment request will be sent via Paypal.

4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment

- Program fees shall be paid through Paypal. Currently, no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 15 days prior to the program date.

Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before the program date will incur the following charges:

- Between 14 days and 3 days: 20% of the program charge

- 2 days in advance: 50% of the program charge

- Less than a day or no show: 100% of the program charge

*Time is in JST.

Conditions

- Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.

- Program duration is an estimate and is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without prior notice.

- Please advise us if there are any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or any case where special care is needed when you ask us for availability.

- Deadline for booking a program is 5 business days prior to the program date.