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The Deepest Kyoto Walking Tour

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Enjoy a walking excursion of Kiyomizu machiya townhouses with a local machiya owner. Explore a hidden side of Kyoto that, for most, remains shrouded behind the mist of history and legends. You are invited to take part in a tour of this mysterious and historical side of Kyoto. Your guide a Kyoto native, is also who resides in a renovated machiya townhouse in the Kiyomizu district. Over the course of 2 hours you will see the interiors and exteriors of machiya townhouses, the living quarters of Kiyomizu pottery artisans, as well as the workplaces and residences of geikos and maikos in the Miyagawa-cho district. This is a unique opportunity for you to stretch your legs and explore both the outside and inside of Kyoto! ●Meeting Place: Kiyomizu-gojo station (Keihan line), exit #4 ●Itinerary (subject to change) ◆An outside look at machiya townhouses (formerly used by Kiyomizu pottery craftsmen) ◆See the inside of a Kiyomizu pottery climbing kiln (a kiln with multi stepped chambers) ◆Walk through the Rokuhara district (once a cemetery ground as well as a political center from the early 12th century until the middle of the 14th century), known as the “entrance to the ‘Other World’” ◆Visit Miyagawa-cho (famous around the world as the residential area of maikos and geikos; possible chance of seeing them in their daytime kimonos) ◆Visiting spots will be subject to change or to be cancelled according to weather condition or other unexpected incidents. ●Schedule 1:00pm ‒ 3:00pm : Walking tour

Enjoy a walking excursion of Kiyomizu machiya townhouses with a local machiya owner. Explore a hidden side of Kyoto that, for most, remains shrouded behind the mist of history and legends. You are invited to take part in a tour of this mysterious and historical side of Kyoto. Your guide a Kyoto native, is also who resides in a renovated machiya townhouse in the Kiyomizu district. Over the course of 2 hours you will see the interiors and exteriors of machiya townhouses, the living quarters of Kiyomizu pottery artisans, as well as the workplaces and residences of geikos and maikos in the Miyagawa-cho district. This is a unique opportunity for you to stretch your legs and explore both the outside and inside of Kyoto! ●Meeting Place: Kiyomizu-gojo station (Keihan line), exit #4 ●Itinerary (subject to change) ◆An outside look at machiya townhouses (formerly used by Kiyomizu pottery craftsmen) ◆See the inside of a Kiyomizu pottery climbing kiln (a kiln with multi stepped chambers) ◆Walk through the Rokuhara district (once a cemetery ground as well as a political center from the early 12th century until the middle of the 14th century), known as the “entrance to the ‘Other World’” ◆Visit Miyagawa-cho (famous around the world as the residential area of maikos and geikos; possible chance of seeing them in their daytime kimonos) ◆Visiting spots will be subject to change or to be cancelled according to weather condition or other unexpected incidents. ●Schedule 1:00pm ‒ 3:00pm : Walking tour

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