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Shop Like a Local in Kyoto and Find the Best Souvenirs



Wander Around the Side Streets of Kyoto and Find Hidden Shops and Taste Local Japanese Sake.

  • Explore the side streets of Kyoto, away from the touristy areas to find little shops with things you can only buy in Kyoto.
  • To those that are on a tight schedule and are busy visiting all the tourist spots, let's find the best Kyoto souvenirs in a short period of time.
  • A Kyoto local will show you around the streets of Kyoto and guide you to the recommended spots. We also accept any special requests that you may have.
  • 2 hour total

  • English, English

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 6



I manage the Kansai area-based tours for Experience+, especially those in Osaka and Kyoto. I'm originally born and raised in Osaka, but recently I have lived in Kyoto for almost 4 years. During my high school years, I lived in Canada, and have traveled to many destinations throughout Asia. These experiences gave me a love for travel, and a deep curiosity for finding local places and hidden gems that I can visit with local people along the way. Now, back in Japan, I feel that it's my turn to start showing travelers around my favorite spots, including some of the coolest, lesser-known locations around Kyoto and Osaka where I grew up! Come and join my experience as we make new, unforgettable memories from the best corners of Japan!

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There are many shrines and temples to visit in Kyoto and the best place to find traditional Japanese gifts and souvenirs is Kyoto. Many Japanese come to Kyoto to buy things that are only available here. Kyoto has many hidden spots that are not in travel guides and are hard to find. The local guide will you show you these secret shops and hidden treasures of Kyoto. Even if the shop has information only in Japanese, the guide will help you and find what you are looking for! If you are in search of unique gifts from Kyoto and need to find it in a short period of time, this experience will be perfect for you!


  • Duration


    (16:00 〜 18:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the bus to Shijyo Kawaramachi station. (approximately 15min from Kyoto station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 6

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Experience, Bottled Water, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    In front of the main entrance of Takashimaya Kyoto. 52 Shincho, Shijo-dori, Kawaramachi Nishi iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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