Rise and Shine Higashiyama
Scenic Kyoto Photo Tour
Snap the morning light as the city wakes up
Benefits of an early start
Enjoy the quietude
By rising early, you won’t only feel extremely accomplished; you’ll also be able to sense the peace and quietude that the city offers to those not scared of their alarms ringing.
Skip the crowds
While these two pictures were taken on the same day, the one on the left was during our morning Photo Tour, and the one on the right, during the regular Kyoto one day Tour.
Capture the golden light
There is no doubt about the perfection of the sunrise golden light. The aesthetics of this misty glow, will make your scenery shots so special and unique, that you won’t stop looking at them.
Take fabulous portraits
Do you always wonder how influencers manage to take portraits of themselves in tremendously crowded places? It’s usually only possible by rolling out of bed before the masses!
Places and Attractions
Where we'll be
Otani and Kiyomizudera
After meeting at Otani Mausoleum, we'll visit pass through small local shrines on the way up to Kiyomizu-dera Temple; where we'll have some amazing views over Kyoto.
Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka
Then we will take pictures to the Yasaka Pagoda as we stroll down the famous Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka Streets, and enjoy the city as it prepares to start its day.
Hidden Alleys and Ishibekoji
Next, I will then guide you through some back alleys of Higashiyama, and we will discover Ishibekoji and the hidden streets of Kyoto.
Yasaka Jinja and Maruyama Park
Finally, we will enter Yasaka Jinja Shrine, another great spot for photography, surrounded by the gorgeous Maruyama Park.
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Tour & Host Details
Meet your Host
Hi! I’m Núria! I have been living in Kyoto since 2012 and enjoying every single bit of it. I love traveling, cooking, and anything Harry Potter or cat related (and I still play Pokémon Go!). Back home, in Barcelona, I worked as a Website Designer. Now I run visitarjapon.com a Spanish site about traveling in Japan. I lead tours, and recently started hosting airbnb activities.
Price: ¥5000 / person
Schedule: 7AM – 9AM
Meeting: Higashiyama Gojo (map)
Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan