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Two days Door to Door tour of Kyoto from Tokyo

2 days
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour will cover major tourist spots in Kyoto in two days. I will escort you all the way from your hotel in Tokyo to Kyoto and arrange evening attractions including Maiko show and Kyoto cuisine for dinner.You have to pay the transportation, meal, admission and lodging costs shown in


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • 8:30 Pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo
  • 9:30-11:45 Taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto (Tickets: 14,000 JPY per adult, 7,000 JPY per child 6-12)
  • 11:45-12:00 Drop off your luggage at your hotel near Kyoto station.
  • 12:00-12:40 Subway and bus
  • 12:40-13:40 Kinkaku-Ji Temple (So called Golden Temple, World Heritage, 400 JPY per adult, 300 JPY per child 6-15)
  • 13:40-14:30 Lunch (from 1,000 JPY per person)
  • 14:30-15:00 Taxi (about 2,000 JPY)
  • 15:00-15:30 Bamboo Forest (So many tall bamboo trees along its trail, Admission free)
  • 15:30-16:30 Tenryu-Ji Temple (Zen Temple, World Heritage with cool Japanese Garden, 500 JPY per adult, 300 JPY per child 6-15)
  • 16:30-17:30 Train and subway
  • 17:30-20:00 Gion (Shopping and Maiko show about 3,000 JPY per person, the show will not be performed on Mon. through Thu. during winter season)
  • 20:00-21:30 Dinner (from 3,000 JPY per person)
  • 21:30-22:00 subways
  • 22:00 Return to your hotel in Kyoto
  • Staying at your hotel in Kyoto (from 8,000 JPY per person)
  • 2nd day
  • 9:00 Pick you up at your hotel in Kyoto
  • 9:000-9:30 train
  • 9:30-10:30 Fushimi-Inari Shrine (The most popular tourist spot for foreigners in Kyoto, Admission free)
  • 10:30-11:00 subway
  • 11:00-11:30 Sanjusangen-Do Temple (Very impressive hall with 1,001 statues of Buddha with 11 heads and 40 arms, 500 JPY per adult, 400 JPY per high school and junior high school student , 300 JPY per child 6-12)
  • 11:30-12:30 subways
  • 12:30-13:30 Nijo-Jo Castle (Castle of Tokugawa Shogunate with a gorgeous hall and beautiful gardens, 600 JPY per adult until March 2019, 1,000 JPY after April 2019)
  • 13:30-14:00 subways
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch at Kyoto Station (from 1,000 JPY per person)
  • 15:00-17:15 Taking the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo (14,000 JPY per adult, 7,000 JPY per child 6-12)
  • 18:00 Return to your hotel in Tokyo

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What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Kyoto based on my experience.
2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation, so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently.
3. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is a very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch and dinner during the tour.
4. Traditional performance; You can enjoy traditional Kyoto performances such as Maiko dance, then take photos with her.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation cost of you and the guide: 30,000 JPY per adult
Cost of two lunches of you and the guide: from 1,000 JPY per person per lunch
Dinner cost of you and the guide: from 3,000 JPY per person
Maiko show and Admission fee of you: about 5,000 JPY per person
Lodging cost of you and the guide: from 8,000 JPY per person


Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

The guiding fee of 60,000 JPY doesn't include the transportation, meal, and lodging costs of you and the guide which are shown in each item of the highlights.
Please book your hotel within walking distance from Kyoto station.
I will stay an inexpensive hotel (from 8,000 JPY) near the station, I can book your rooms if you want.
You can use the JR Pass for your travel, but we can't take Nozomi with JR pass which takes about 30 mins more than Nozomi.
So your time in Kyoto will be one hour shorter.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get the tickets for the Shinkansen?

I can buy your tickets through the web but please pay me in cash at the tour.

How can I book our hotel?

Please book your hotel within the walking distance from Kyoto station, so that you can drop off and pick up your luggage.
I will stay so-called "Business hote" near the station. I can book your room if you want. Its less than 10,000 JPY per person.

Can we stay our favorite hotel in Kyoto?

You can stay your favorite hotel if it is walking distance from Kyoto station.
If it takes more than 30 mins to drop off or pick up your luggage, we have to skip several places.

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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Reviews ( 269 )
4.7 (269) Reviews
Very Good
Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Two great days in Tokyo ”

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.


Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Kyoto be Tokyo ”

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !


Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

John John Australia ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple ”

We had an excellent day with Yuki. He was very well organised and prepared a very nice full day itinerary for our family. He organised Passmo travel passes for us all and navigated us around the Tokyo metro and rail network with ease. We visited Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple. As a special treat for our girls (8 and 10 yo) he took us to a Owl cafe where we could have a hot coffee and the girls could get up close to owls, lizards, meerkats, chinchillas, hedgehogs and other animals. We also went to a Udon noodle restaurant for lunch - once again an excellent choice from Yuki. We had a great day and learned a lot at the same time as Yuki was very knowledgeable on everywhere we visited. Thank you Yuki - we really enjoyed our time with you today.


Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Everything went well and I was very happy to see you enjoy the places I took you. Please have a nice vocation in Japan. Yuki

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Up close and personal Hakone ”

Yukie was an awesome guide taking us to Hakone from our Hotel in Tokyo. He was smart and very personal. I would highly recommend Yuki!


Dear Lori, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my Hakone tour. Best regards, Yuki

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Hakone region Nature guide not necessary ”

The weather was unpredictable but we would, as a result, have appreciated the guide to have been more flexible and client responsive. Information lacking on geology of the region, artists and architect of the Picasso museum. I have no doubt the guide will be of more value for a city tour!


Dear Karin, Thank you for taking my tour. I did my best to make the tour enjoyable for all of you, but it did not work on the day in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

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