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1day Kyoto tour (Major sites)

by Fuhito
7h $ 264 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Kinkakuji, the Golden temple
  • Ryoanji, the Zen rock garden
  • Gontaro, the delicious Udon or Soba restaurant
  • Nijo castle, where the age of Samurai ended
  • Gion, the flower district and shopping streets
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264.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

Kyoto is one of the most popular city to visit in Japan.
On This tour, you will be visiting some of the major sites in Kyoto city, such as Golden temple, Zen rock garden, Nijo castle and Gion shopping district.

We will be using public transportation such as busses for each destination.

What to Expect

Kinkakuji temple, the golden pavilion.
one of the most popular places to visit in Kyoto. The pavilion building is extreamly unnatural, but it some how matches in the natural scenery.
Originally Built in 14th century, this pavilion has a unique structure and stories behind its beauty.

Ryoanji temple, the Zen rock garden.
This place has become very famous after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.
Unlike other Japanese gardens, this is a dry garden consists of rock and sand.
Imagination, is the key to enter the Japanese culture. I wonder what YOU see in this garden.

Gontaro, the delicious Udon or Soba noodle restaurant.
Udon(flour noodle) and soba(buckwheet noodle) has been very popular among Japanese people from the past.
My favorit is the Herring soba, which was originally born in Kyoto. Since Kyoto is surrounded by mountains, it was difficult to eat fresh sea food in the past. So they used preserved herring and ate with the soba to obtain enough nutrition.

Nijo castle, Where the age of Samurai ended.
This castle was the residence for the Tokugawa Shogun, the head Samurai on his visit to Kyoto.
This is the very place where the age of Samurai ended before the modernization.
You can enjoy fabulous art work in the original castle building from 400 years ago.

Gion, the flower district where Maiko lives
The street along Gion is lined with many souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
You can enjoy shopping and traditional atmosphere of the Gion streets, and if you are lucky enough, you might see Geiko and Maiko dressed in pretty Kimono.

The itinerary can be changes with your request, please feel free to contact me before you place an order.

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Fuhito Licensed Guide

Highlights

  • Kinkakuji, the Golden temple
  • Ryoanji, the Zen rock garden
  • Gontaro, the delicious Udon or Soba restaurant
  • Nijo castle, where the age of Samurai ended
  • Gion, the flower district and shopping streets

Important

For this tour, only available on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays for a while

If you are Interested in tours in Tokyo and Kyoto, please make your booking at leaset 5days before the acutual tour.

Currently, for Monday through Thursday, I can only guide you around Nagoya area in the evening (from 19pm), but I will be available on all places on Friday to Sunday.

My basic guiding area will be around Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto, but I am happy to take your requests if you are interested in something special. (Such as Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Takayama, Osaka, Kimono, tea ceremony experience, etc)
In some cases, there will be a possibility of charging the extra expence such as transportation fees and hotel fees if your destinatation was far away from my base.

Thank you!

We will be using public transportation, mainly busses.
We will be walking a lot. Please prepare yourself a comfortable shoes.
There are places where you will have to take off your shoes.

Transportation and lunch can be arranged is necessary.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (for you and me) One day bus pass will be ¥600
Lunch fee (for you) approx. ¥1500/person
Entrance fee (for you) approx. ¥1500/person
Depart From
Kyoto
Meeting Point
Kyoto station or at your hotel
Ending Point
Kyoto station or at your hotel
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Sure thing! please feel free to contact me if you have any requests on your booking or itinerary.

Where does the tour Starts and end?

You can choose from Kyoto station, Your hotel, or somewhere else if you have any requests.

Can I change my lunch?

Sure, We can look for alternatives to eat depenging on your request.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will adjust his schedule and 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 you will make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change even if the group has less people.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private and specialized for you and your family or friends.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Yes, I accept extra people for an extra charge. Please feel free to contact me if you want to bring in your friend or a family.

Can you pick me up at the airport?

Yes, but there will be an additional charge for that. And it will be not with my car but public transportation. Please contact me for further details.

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

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