Kyoto offers such a dazzling array of culinary, cultural and sightseeing experiences that it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do.

For guests who book the Kyoto Insiders' Experience accommodation package with us, our eConcierge team will create a detailed itinerary customised to suit your needs and interests. We will recommend restaurants and activities we have discovered as Kyoto natives and residents.  We will also suggest transport options to help ensure that your journey to and from the city, as well as the trips you make within Kyoto, are as fuss- and trouble-free as possible.  For guests who book an accommodation only package with us, our eConcierge team will also be happy to assist with restaurant bookings (charges apply).

The eConcierge itineraries are designed for self-guided holidays but, for guests who would like specialist commentary, we can arrange for guides, foodie tours and private tea gatherings.

Whether you’re interested in making sushi or delicate wagashi confections, in learning about meditation or the Way of Tea, in booking an entire restaurant for a family celebration, or in a hiking, cycling or driving holiday, we will do our best to make it happen.


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Shimaya Stays eConcierge - customised sightseeing itineraries for guests