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The tours are essentially private tours. You can reserve the tours on a first-come-first-served basis. Optional escort tours are also available upon your applications. A professional tour guide makes your tours a real difference.
I am looking forward to having your inquiry by email.
To make a reservation, please send email to me 2 week in advance of the operation date with
@ your name
A number of participants
B desired tour date
C name and phone number of your hotel in Japan or your contact phone number
D guide confirmation is indispensable
Tour guide is Takashi Murakami, a national licensed guide
( E-0030 Ishikawa )
INDUSTRY
Kyoto is famous for its traditional arts and crafts. They are Kyo-yuzen silk fabrics dying, Nishijin-ori woven textiles, embroidery works, lacquer ware and pottery.
As for modern industries, electronics, ceramics, precision machinery ,automotive industry and sake brewery are flourishing in Kyoto.
OUTLINE
Kyoto is an ancient Capital in Japan for more than 10 centuries. (year 794-1868). Kyoto was called Heian-kyo at first, and was built in grid design. It is said that the Capital had a remarkable resemblance of Choan, an ancient Capital of China in the To Era. The Capital had 85-meter wide Suzaku-oji Boulevard from south to north , that divided the Capital into Left Capital and Right Capital. The Suzaku-oji Boulevard is said to locate around the present Senbon-dori street.
The Capital of Japan was moved to Tokyo after Meiji Restoration in 1868. Kyoto had been the Capital of Japan during the times of Aristocracy and Samurai Governments. Samurai Governments such as Kamakura Shogunate, Muromachi Shogunate and Edo Shogunate ( 1192-1867) had real power to put administrative rules into effect.
17 world heritage sites are registered in Kyoto Prefecture. Kyoto is the center of Japanese culture and religion. There are about 1,600 temples, 300 shrines and rows of old houses.
CLIMATE
Kyoto has a remarkable inland climate because of its topography.
The summer is hot and humid, and the winter is penetrating cold. The annual range of temperature is wide. ( a recorded high temperature : 39.8 C Aug.8,1994 low : -8.1 C Jan.25,1963 )
The wind in summer is generally weak. Humid hot air remains late at night in summer.
While, the wind in winter gathers to the city area from the surrounded mountains. A penetrating cold is experienced in winter.
TOPOGRAPHY
The Kyoto Basin is surrounded by 3 mountains, Higashiyama, Kitayama and Nishiyama. 6 main rivers including Kamo-gawa and Katsura-gawa run through the basin. The basin has an alluvial fan in the north of the basin and slope gently downward from north to south.
Features of Kyoto

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