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Kyoto Half Day Tour

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4hs $ 149 Price up to 6 people

Experience 4hs tours in Kyoto with a private guide! Each tour can be customized just for you.

149 USD

Price up to 6 people.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This is a half day tour for people who want to have a quick look at the main attractions. Even though it is a half day tour, you can experience the calm and historical atmosphere of Kyoto. Our guides will take you to the three main sights where you can learn about Kyoto’s long history and culture.

Organized by TripleLights

Company
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Highlights

Kinkakuji was established in 1397 by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The dazzling appearance of the reliquary hall on the temple grounds, which is decorated with gold leaf, is what Kinkakuji is known for.

Hosokawa Katsumoto established Ryōan-ji in 1450 during the Muromachi period, when Zen sects flourished. Without using water, karesansui, or dry landscape, gardens represent water using stones and sand, and “Ryōan-ji’s Rock Garden” is famous for this.The garden is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Nijo Castle, which was constructed in the Edo period, is a registered National Historic Site, while Ninomaru Palace is a designated National Treasure, and other buildings and wall panel paintings are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Nijo Castle is also a registered UN World Heritage site. (Ninomaru is the area that directly defended Honmaru, which was the control center in times of war.)

Important

City Kyoto

Meeting Point Kyoto Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Ending Point Nijōjō-mae Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Duration 4 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee


What‘s not included
  • Hotel Meetup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Chanthiman

“ Wonderful Nara & Kyoto in 1 day ”

Mitsuyuki has made the first day in Japan a lot easier and very convenient. Everything is cutomizable and exceed our expectation. He is reliable and responsive. We had a wonderful sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara. Thank you very much!!!

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Rachel

“ Tour of Historic Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is wonderful!! A very intelligent and considerate person who truly made our trip to Kyoto so special and insightful! She met us at our hotel in the morning and we did an all day tour with her that involved 4 different temples/shrines. She provided fantastic knowledge about each site throughout the tour and helped navigate the city so we could really see as much as possible in the amount of time we had without losing out on quality. We would highly recommend her and the TripleLights company!

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Jayvie

“ KYOTO TOUR ”

We liked him! He came on time and very patient to us especially to my 3 yr old son. We took a lot of pictures all the time, but he sees to it that we still manage the time to visit more places. He always managed to look for us! What also made him excellent is that he was so concerned about my son because we need to look for a nebulizer machine during the tour. Two thumbs up for Sir Akira!

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Kate

“ Touring in the company of a local is the best way to see this beautiful city. ”

Thank you Mana for an incredible two days. What we covered in that time would have taken us at least a week to see if we were by ourselves, time we didn't have since we were only in Kyoto for four days. Your command of the public transport system in all forms was amazing. (I had no idea Randen existed). Thank you for walking up Mt Inari with us, the kimonos, the tea ceremony and textiles and for also including the suprise stop at the station near the sake brewery. I could keep going with the highlights but this review would end up being very, very long so I'd like to finish by saying, Mana, you are a friendly and informative guide with a great sense of humour and we thank you for the time and thought you put in to the tours. You are a lovely lady and I wish you all the best for the future. Okini arigato.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Fei

“ Thank you Kazu ”

He may need to improve more on the directions for our itinerary but overall we know he did his very best. Thank you Kazu for a wonderfull trip. ☺️

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