View the awe-inspiring sites of Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Temple, followed by the Ryoanji Rock Garden, and the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Then you will head to the Nishiki Fish Market for lunch before heading off to the Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka streets. From there, you will walk a few minutes to the Kiyomizu Temple.
During this tour, you will also have beautiful photos taken of you while being guided on your private tour. Your experienced guide/photographer will tour you around the sights and photograph you along the way, both casually and posed.
This 9-hour tour starts out with a pickup at your hotel or accommodation in central Kyoto. After pickup, you will be visiting the Kinkaku-ji, Golden Temple. This temple is one of the most famous buildings in all of Japan.
Then, you will move on to the Ryoanji Rock Zen Garden that is considered to be the most spectacular representation of kare-sansui, or dry landscape.
Afterward, you will go to the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Forest before stopping for lunch at the Nishiki Fish Market.
Then, after your meal, you will go on to visit the Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka streets before walking over to the Kiyomizu Temple.
This tour includes photography service from a experienced, professional photographer.
At the end of the tour, the unedited JPEG photo data will be put on an SD Card to be handed to you. What better way to document your exciting trip than with beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime.
Other interesting places for shooting:
Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine
One of Japan's most famous shrines, the Fushimi-Inari Shrine is a must-visit when in Kyoto. Founded in AD 711 and dedicated to the goddess of rice-growing, Ukanomitama-no-mikoto, the shrine is still frequented by merchants and tradesmen who pray for prosperity. The main building dates from 1499 and features a spectacular four-kilometer-long avenue of bright orange "torii," or arches, each dedicated by a business (it takes some two-hours to travel past the 32,000 arches lining the route). Also notable are its many sculptures of foxes, reputed to be messengers of the gods. Hot Tip: Fortify yourself with the purchase of traditional Japanese fortune cookies from the shops and stands at the shrine's entrance.
Gion's Geisha & Temples
Famous as an entertainment and geisha district, Gion is an area of Kyoto that is well suited to exploring on foot. On the eastern bank of the Kamogawa River, Gion is an eclectic mix of modern architecture and historical beauty that provides a unique taste of numerous Japanese traditions, from the elaborately dressed geishas to well-preserved 17th-century restaurants and teahouses offering a taste of old Japan. Centered on an area encompassing Hanami-Koji Street, Shijo-dori Street, and the waterside promenades of Shirakawa Minami-dori Street, Gion is also famous for its many fine temples, in particular the 15th-century Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji) and the Chion-in Temple, one of Japan's most famous temples, notable for its 24-meter-high, two-story tower (Sammon-san), which houses the country's largest bell weighing 71 tons, cast in 1633, and rung only during festivals in mid-April.
Address: Nishi Ten-o-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kansai 606-8341