Jogja Free Walking Tour | Jogja City Tour | by Jogja Good Guide

Jogja, is always a city that has something. It’s more than just a home to amazing temples and green natures, but its strong cultural foundation are reasons why people feel comfortable and keep coming back to stay.

There are bunch of amazing places to visit in Jogja, but we believe that the ‘real’ Jogja feeling can mostly be found in off-beaten track and in walking tour because you will know stories behind places you visit. That’s why we provide Jogja Walking Tour so that everyone can feel how it is to be Yogyakartans, and how beautiful the cultural foundation of the city. In every route of our walking tour, we will also TASTE LOCAL SNACKS.

In our Jogja Walking Tours, we will bring you to the areas that give the best sense to the city. We will explore old neighborhoods, walking through small alley, hidden old houses, and also the sights that has best stories to the city. Each tour has its own stories. The groups will be limited to only 15 participants per guide, in order to create a more interactive and intimate experience. If you want a more personal experience in private tour or your company group tour, simply send us email at


Jogja Free Walking Tour Routes

Jogja Good Guide provided free walking tour in four routes:

  • Kotagede
  • Kauman
  • Malioboro
  • Kotabaru

For the schedule, you can check it in registration form below.

Note: registration is needed. We still accept registration maximum 1 hour before the tour begin. 

Kotagede Walking Tour

The main theme of Kotagede route is the tradition and culture of Javanese. Indeed, it’s a place that gives the best sense to get to know the culture. You will know how the value Hindu and Islam can beautifully held together by locals.

First, we’ll bring you to explore an old traditional market where we usuallyt try local snacks and street foods and of course drinking ‘Jamu’ (a traditional drink and medicine for Javanese). Jamu in this market is different than Jamu in most parts of Indonesia. What’s the difference? FIND OUT during the tour! MUST TRY!

On the other hand, Kotagede contains rich history from Mataram kingdom which was a kingdom before Yogyakarta sultanate since 15th century. And if you are lucky, you might get to see rituals made by locals to respect the ancient kings while we explore the King’s tomb.

Note: We start this tour at 8AM because this is basically the longest route that we have. The walks usually take 3 hours or sometimes could reach to 3.5 hour. Therefore, we make it early in order to avoid hot day to make our participants feel comfortable while enjoying the tour.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours or a little more

Spots to visit:

Pasar Legi Kotagede (traditional market) – Between Two Gates – Chocolate Monggo Factory – Watu Gilang – King’s Tombs – Omah UGM

Food tasting: Local snacks in traditional market (jajanan pasar), Jamu drink, and Belgian style Chocolate with local cocoa.

Malioboro Walking Tour

Malioboro is our very first route in Yogyakarta and it takes around 2 hours walk. We’ll bring you to walk through Malioboro street and enable you to know the history lies behind Malioboro Street. The main theme or higlight of Malioboro tour is the story from Colonial era and its politics with Yogyakarta Sultanate.

While Malioboro in modern-day is a shopping street, it was the Dutch’s central government area politically and economically. So, this walk covers some of the most important landmarks of Jogja especially buildings left by the Dutch colonial. A good walk to join if you want to know lots of things about colonial history.

Spots: Train Station – Inna Garuda Hotel – Parliament Building – Kepatihan (governor office) – Kampoeng Ketandan (Chinatown) – Gedung Agung (Presidential Palace) – Vredeburg Fort – Kraton Sultan Palace

Foods highlight: Street Foods such as Klepons, Bakpia, an Old Chinese Bakery from Dutch Time, etc (if there is more available food, the guide will stop and offer to you to try)

Kauman Walking Tour

The main highlight of Kauman route is the story of social changes or social development in Muslim Community in Kauman which influenced Indonesian history in general.  An Abdi Dalem (royal servant), named Ahmad Dahlan made lots of efforts to make people accept his progressive ideas.

Spots: Kauman Gate – Masjid Gedhe Kauman (Great Kauman Mosque) – Kawedanan Pengulon – Makam Siti Walidah – TK ABA – Old Former Batik Production House in colonial times – Musholla Aisyiah – Ahmad Dahlan’s House


Kotabaru Walking Tour

Kotabaru was a neighborhood for the Dutch community in early 1900s. Therefore, the main highlight of this tour is about story of Dutch Colonial Era and Dutch culture when settling in Yogyakarta, and also about the struggle for Indonesian independence. It also covers story about how Christianity brought by Dutch came to the people of Yogyakarta. During Japan colonial era in Indonesia in 1942 – 1945, Kotabaru became the main base of its colonial government in Yogyakarta. During the walk, you will see many old houses with Dutch artchitecture in Indonesia. Is the architecture the same with houses in Netherlands? Find it in the tour 🙂

Right now, this area is full of business offices, schools and place of worships. But with our walking tour, you will know stories behind this very non-touristic area.

The tour lasts around 2.5 hours

Spots: Galleria Mall – Bethesda Hospital – Army Museum – Soedirman Last Guerilla Post – Museum Sandi – Mr. Perquin House – Masjid Syuhada – HKBP Curch – St. Antonius Church – Kridosono Stadion with some Murals

Food highlights: Local Famous Gelato – Es Jaipong


We will send you the meeting point information after you register for the tour.

Register here:

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