This ‘Searching-for-Kyoto tour’ is guided by volunteer guides from Kyoto. The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from April 18th to May 10th, 2015 in Kyoto. The organiser has carefully selected the exhibition sites, buildings that are very Kyoto-esque and attractive. The guides will take you to the exhibition sites, exploring their surroundings, as well as places not often mentioned in the guidebooks. Come and spend a marvellous day during the best season of Kyoto with us!
Participation fee free of charge（transportation costs and entrance tickets are at your expense）
The first 10 applicants will be able to participate in each tour Tour starts from 1:00 pm.
*Communicating language : English and / or Japanese
*Each tour will require participants to walk around 3km, and will take around 3 hours to complete
*The course details are subject to change
*As we move mainly on foot, please wear comfortable walking shoes.
A. Karasuma Street North Course. April 21st Tuesday, May 7th Thursday.
Touring Japanese architecture and modern Western Architecture
TORAYA Kyoto Gallery → Yuuhisai Koudoukan → Kyoto City Hall square
B. Gion-Shimbashi Course. April 23rd Thursday, May 8th Friday.
Touring to feel the traditions of Kyoto
Ryosokuin Temple (Kenninji Temple) → Traditional house of Gion-Shimbashi → ASPHODEL
C. Takase River upstream Course. April 25th Saturday, April 26th Sunday.
Touring around the gorgeous and mysterious areas along the Takase River
Murakamijyu Building → ASPHODEL → SferaExhibition → Traditional house of Gion-Shimbashi
D.Muromachi Street Course. April 25th Saturday.
Touring around traditional Kyoto-esque streets
TORAYA Kyoto Gallery → Yuuhisai Koudoukan → Gallery SUGATA
E. Karasuma Street South Course. April 30th Thursday, May 9th Saturday.
Touring modern Western Architecture and Nishiki Street Market, “the Kitchen” of Kyoto
Kyoto City Hall square → Mumeisha → Kondaya Genbei Kurogura
F. Ponto-cho & Miyagawa-cho Course. May 2nd Saturday.
Touring the red-light district
Kyoto City Hall square → Murakamijyu Building → Ryosokuin Temple（Kenninji Temple）
G. Photo and Fashion Course. May 10th Sunday.
Touring to feel “pop” culture and look at photography along Oike Street and Sanjo Street
Kyoto City Hall square → Comme des Garçons → Shimadai Gallery Kyoto → Kondaya Genbei Kurogura → Horikawa Oike Gallery
Applications must be submitted Two days before each tour dates
1. your FULL NAME、2. Gender、3. Nationality、4. Contact information（e-mail）、5. Contact information on the day of your tour（mobile number in Japan if available）、6. Tour course you are interested in、7. Preferred language (English, Japanese)
Collaboration : Kyoto Guide Club Support : Kyoto City International Foundation