Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour

Step into the hidden world of Kyoto’s serene gardens with the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour. Follow a local guide through winding paths and discover the secrets of temples off the beaten track. From the peaceful Zen gardens of Nanzen-ji to the secluded Hōgon-in temple, each stop offers a glimpse into the city’s tranquil side. With all essentials covered, this tour promises a unique exploration of Kyoto’s best-kept treasures.

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Good To Know

Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour - Good To Know

  • Explore hidden gardens and temples in Kyoto with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Visit Nanzen-ji complex and off-the-beaten-path temples.
  • Enjoy tranquility away from crowds on a small-group tour.
  • Learn the history and significance of each location.
  • Book the tour on Viator for $68.40 with cancellation policy.

Tour Highlights

Discover the enchanting hidden gardens and lesser-known temples in Kyoto on this group walking tour. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of these hidden gems as your knowledgeable guide leads you through the serene paths and peaceful surroundings.

Marvel at the intricate designs of zen gardens, each with its own unique story and purpose. Explore the Nanzen-ji complex, home to temples off the beaten path, where you can learn about the rich history and customs of these sacred places.

Experience a sense of peace and serenity as you wander through these hidden oases, away from the bustling crowds. This guided small-group tour offers a unique opportunity to uncover the hidden treasures of Kyoto.

Itinerary Details

Set out on a captivating journey through Kyoto’s hidden gardens and temples with our meticulously planned itinerary. Explore the essence of Kyoto’s serene beauty with the following itinerary details:

  1. Begin the exploration at the iconic Nanzen-ji temple complex.

  2. Wander through the tranquil pathways of the renowned Eikan-do temple.

  3. Explore the hidden gem of Konchi-in temple, known for its exquisite rock garden.

  4. Conclude the tour with a visit to the secluded Hōgon-in temple, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.

Enjoy the rich history and tranquility of these hidden gems, carefully curated to provide a unique and unforgettable experience.


The tour package includes the expertise of a knowledgeable local guide to enhance your exploration of Kyoto’s hidden gardens and temples. Your guide will provide insights into the history and significance of each location, creating a deeper connection to the serene surroundings.

Plus, the tour covers all local guide fees, ensuring a hassle-free experience for participants. Group arrangements are made to facilitate a small-group setting, allowing for personalized attention and a more intimate exploration of the hidden gems in Kyoto.

While on the tour, food and drinks will be provided to keep you energized throughout the journey. Gratuities are also included, so you can focus solely on enjoying the peace and beauty of these lesser-known spots in Kyoto.

Meeting Point

The meeting point for the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour is located at Keage Sta., where you will gather before embarking on their exploration of the serene and lesser-known gardens and temples in Kyoto.

Here’s what participants can expect at the meeting point:

  1. Gathering Spot: Look for the guide near the station entrance holding a sign for easy identification.

  2. Introductions: Get to know fellow travelers and the guide who’ll lead the tour.

  3. Briefing: Receive a short orientation about the tour itinerary, safety guidelines, and what to expect.

  4. Departure: Once everyone is accounted for, set off on a delightful journey through the hidden gems of Kyoto.

Cancellation Policy

Upon making a booking for the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour, participants should familiarize themselves with the tour’s cancellation policy to understand the implications of any changes or unforeseen circumstances.

For cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance, a full refund is provided. However, if the tour is canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, no refund will be issued, and changes aren’t accepted within this timeframe.

It’s important to note that the tour is weather-dependent, with a specific refund policy in place for weather-related cancellations. Understanding these terms ensures that participants are aware of the necessary procedures and potential implications should they need to make changes to their booking.

Customer Support

Customers can easily access assistance and guidance through the Viator Help Center for any inquiries or support related to the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour. Here are some ways Viator supports customers:

  1. 24/7 Support: Reach out at any time for assistance.

  2. Live Chat: Instant messaging available for quick responses.

  3. FAQ Section: Find answers to common questions.

  4. Email Support: Send an email for detailed inquiries.

Viator ensures a seamless customer support experience, allowing travelers to feel confident and informed throughout their exploration of Kyoto’s hidden gems.

Pricing Information

Discover detailed pricing information for the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour, offering travelers an insight into the cost and value of this guided small-group experience. Priced at $68.40, this tour is bookable on Viator

The cost covers a comprehensive package, including a local guide, group tour arrangement, and food and drinks. It also encompasses gratuities, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Travelers can book with confidence as the tour offers a full refund for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. However, cancellations within 24 hours are non-refundable. Plus, changes can’t be accommodated within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.

This weather-dependent experience allows for a refund in case of unfavorable conditions. Terms and conditions apply, and detailed information on how Viator works is provided for transparency.

How to Book

To book the Kyoto Hidden Gardens Group Walking Tour, travelers can easily secure their spot by visiting the Viator website and selecting the desired tour date.

Once on the website, follow these steps to book your tour:

  1. Click on the ‘Check Availability’ button.
  2. Select the number of participants and the preferred date.
  3. Complete the booking form with your details.
  4. Proceed to payment and finalize your reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Entrance Fees to Temples and Gardens Included in the Tour Price?

Entrance fees to temples and gardens are included in the tour price. Guests can enjoy the experience without worrying about additional costs. The package covers all necessary expenses for a hassle-free exploration of the hidden gems of Kyoto.

Is Transportation to and From the Meeting Point Provided?

Transportation to and from the meeting point is not provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Keage Station. It’s recommended to check local transportation options or arrange for a taxi.

Are There Any Restrictions on Photography During the Tour?

Photography during the tour is generally allowed. However, visitors should respect any specific guidelines provided by the tour guide regarding photography restrictions in certain areas. Enjoy capturing the serene beauty of Kyoto’s hidden gardens!

Can Special Dietary Requirements Be Accommodated for Meals Provided?

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated for meals provided during the tour. Guests should inform the tour operator in advance to ensure a customized experience. Enjoy a seamless culinary journey amidst the serene beauty of Kyoto.

Is There a Minimum Age Requirement to Join the Tour?

There is no minimum age requirement to join the tour. Guests of all ages can partake in the experience. The tour offers a unique opportunity to explore hidden Kyoto, visit temples, and learn about their history.

The Sum Up

Experience the magic of Kyoto’s hidden gardens with our group walking tour. Discover the serenity and beauty of lesser-known temples and gardens, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Let our knowledgeable local guide lead you through a tranquil journey, immersing you in the rich history and tranquility of these hidden gems.

Book now for an enlightening and seamless experience in the heart of Kyoto.