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Kyoto has many beautiful places to visit. I especially would like to take you to the most exciting spots in Kyoto in 1 day. Please pick a few of the options from the following sightseeing places and I will take you as many places as possible at a reasonable price.


  •   Nijo Castle
  •   Arashiyama Area (For example Tenryu-ji Temple, Okochi Sanso, Ninomiya Shrine etc.)
  •   Kinkakuji Temple
  •   Kiyomizudera Temple
  •   Toji Temple
  •   Fushimi Inari Shrine
  •   Sanjuisangendo Temple
  •   Miidera Temple (in Otsu, Shiga prefecture)


City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Shiga
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


230.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 32.20 USD

What to Expect

You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 2000 yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying the scenic beauty. Take your time. No hurry.

In Kyoto, there are countless sightseeing places to see. Here are some options:

-Nijo Castle ... One of the finest castles from the Edo period. The Ninomaru Palace in the Castle has 33 rooms , 800 tatami mats and many superb wall paintings.
-Arashiyama Area ... Mainly Tenryu-ji Temple, which has a beautiful pond garden and the bamboo forest close to Tenryu-ji Temple, but I can take you to some other tourists spots in Arashiyama area such as Okochi Sanso with beautiful garden, Nonomiya Shrine etc.
-Kinkaku-ji Temple...Golden Pavilion whose top two floors are completely covered with gold leaf.
-Fushimi Inari ... It has 1000 torii gates. There are 2 courses: a short course with 30 minutes and a long hiking course with 2 hours since it is located at the foot of Mt Inari. It is the top headquarters of 30,000 Inari shrines all over Japan.
-Kimono experience ... You can experience putting on Kimono for about 2500 yen per person.
-Tea ceremony experience ... You can experience tea ceremony for about 2000 yen per person.
-Nishiki Market ... If you would like to, I can take you to a Yuba (bean curd sheet) factory as well.
-Kiyomizudera Temple ... It is located in one of the oldest area of Kyoto city. You can enjoy shopping , eating and making handicrafts as well as the view of Kyoto city from the temple.
-Toji Temple ... It has a city landmark of the five story (57 meters high) pagoda. The lecture hall has contains 21 striking mandara images.
-Sanjusangendo ... It has 1001 Buddha statues with 40 hands and 11 faces on the heads.
-Miidera Temple (in Otsu, Shiga prefecture) ... It is a long history temple with important cultural property, Niomon Gate and a famous Benkei bell. Although it is next to Kyoto and takes about 15 minutes from Otsu Station, which is 10 minute train ride, the area is very quiet and pretty with Lake Biwa, which is the largest lake in Japan.

Please remember, there are only so many hours in a day, so there's a limit to how much you can visit in a day. Please pick a few of the above options and I will arrange a special tour to suit your requirements as much as possible.

I would like to take you any other places you are interested in.

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto area

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and your guide), lunch and/or dinner, entrance fee


You and your guide's transportation fees, lunch, and any entrance fees are not included.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 32.20 USD

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Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Carolyn Carolyn
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful help in experiencing Kyoto! ”

Toshiyo did a wonderful job helping us decide how to best share Kyoto with our family (three boys aged 6-10). Despite some significant rain/cold weather, Toshiyo helped teach us about the great history of Kyoto's temples, shared one of her favorite soba restaurants with us, and adjusted the itinerary as the day progressed to make the best of our time together. She did a wonderful job!

Hi Carolyn and your beautiful family I am really happy to hear from you. Cold rain weather prevented the nice view of Kyoto from the monkey park,which was very sad. Hope you will come back to see more Kyoto in fall. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Great day with Toshiyo ”

We had a lovely time with Toshiyo. Toshiyo planned our itinerary based on what was the farthest away from our hotel and what would be the hardest to get to as tourists. We were able to see 3 sights and have lunch in a 5 hour day. Toshiyo is eru knowledgeable about the history of Japan and her English is very good. If you book with her make sure to request the Soba restaurant by the river!

Dear Elena Thank you for choosing me as a guide. After walking a lot in Kyoto, I really hope you will have a good relaxing time in Onsen. Please come back again and see more in Japan. Toshiyo

2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ A day with Toshiyo ”

Had a very enjoyable day with Toshiyo on a rainy Kyoto day. Only the weather stopped us seeing more. if you are looking for a guide in Kyoto i recommend Toshiyo.

Dear Mervyn Thank you for choosing me. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto and will come back to see more Kyoto beauty. I hope you will have good time in Takayama! Thank you! Toshiyo

4 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful! ”

Toshiyo did a great job of showing us Kyoto. We covered the major sights all over the city, enjoyed a traditional soba noodle meal at one of her favorite spots, and learned to use the public transportation system. She enabled us to easily traverse the city for the rest of our stay, made recommendations for sights and places we would most enjoy, and helped us to better understand Japan and its wonderful peoples. We would definitely use her again.

Dear Kit Thank you very much for the review. I hope you had a great impression on Japan and Japanese people. Hope to see you again. Toshiyo

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Italy

“ An excellent guide ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

Thank you for the review. I hope your friends had a great time in Kyoto. Please come back to visit again. Toshiyo

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