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The Deepest Kyoto Tour

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.
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œDates:2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
¦ Tours other than the designated dates can be organized upon request conditional on the guidefs schedule. Please contact us 7 days prior to participation.
œSchedule:1:00pm-3:00pm:Waiking tour
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œMaximum number of participants:15
œReservations:Required in advance
Please send (1)the date, (2)the representative7s name, (3)number of people, (4)ZIP code and address, (5)daytime phone numbers, (6)email addresses to
deepestkyototour@gmail.com
You will be contacted regarding your reservation confirmation within 2 to 3 days after submission of your reservation application.
The reservation limit is 9:00pm on the day before the tour date.
œMeeting Place:Kiyomizu-gojo station(Keihan line),exit #4
œItinerary(subject to change)
-An outside look at machiya townhouses(formerly used by Kiyomizu pottery craftsmen)
-See the inside of a Kiyomizu pottery climbing kiln(akiln 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 seeiing them in their daitime kimonos)
-Visiting spots will be subject to change or to be cancelled according@to weather condition or other unexpected incidents.
œGuide:
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yHaruhisa Onoz
Born in Kyoto,Japan,Mr.Ono makes his living as a graphic designer. His life-experiences include a 1 year stint travelling the globe. Over this 1 year span he visited Europe, the Middle East and Asia. At the age of 34, after 10 years in the printing industry, he began his own design company and has been working in that capacity for the past 28 years. Since moving into a renovated machiya townhouse 7 years ago, machiya restoration and preservation has been a passion of Mr.Ono. Some of his creative outlets include cutout art(kirigami) and introducing Japanese cultural gems to people from around the world. He is also a level 6 master iaijutsu(a Japanese sword-drawing technique).
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yTakashi Kawasakiz
The 8th generation owner of gTotensei Kawasakih pottery shop.His deep affection for Kiyomizu-Gojo leads to his devotion in various community developmental activities along with his running the shop which has been handed down from generation to generation in Kyoto.
gT?tensei Kawasakih, formally called gKameyaKyokuteih, had been engaged in producing Kyo-yaki pottery for generations from the end of Edo era (the latter half of 19c). The shop premises are Kyoto machiya townhouse, built by 5th generation owner in Meiji period (the end of 19c-beginning of 20c). His shop was awarded by Industry Promotion Section at Kyoto City Industry and Tourism Bureau in 2010.
œCost::3,000 yen per person
A part of the sales will be contributed to the Kyoto Centre for Community Collaborationfs g Kyoto Machiya MachizukuriFundh.This contribution will be used for Kyoto machiya townhouse preservation.
œlife/accident/casualty insurance is included.
œThis tour is intended to promote the "Machiya Mathizukuri Fund" for machiya townhouse preservation.
œSince this tour passes through residential areas and the living quarters of porcelain makers, maikos and geikos, it is asked that you follow the explicit instructions of your guide in order to avoid disturbing the residents.
œInterpreter
Guide services are provided in Japanese and interpreted into English. Chinese and French services will be provided upon request (previous reservation needed)

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