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1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

by Toshiyo
(86) Reviews
7h $ 228 Price up to 15 people

Highlights

  • 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)
  • Nara park Dainutsuden
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227.50 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.85

Overview

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.

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.

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Highlights

  • 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)
  • Nara park Dainutsuden

Important

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

You and your guide's transportation fees, lunch, and any entrance fees are not included.
I am very flexible and I can respond to any requests. Please contact me.

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
Depart From
Osaka
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Reviews ( 86 )
Tina Tina United States ( Friends )
Good
6 days ago

“ Knowledgeable guide ”

Toshiyo knows quite a bit about the history of Kyoto, I believe she mentioned that she's lived there all her life. She did walk a bit too quickly for my friend and I who are in our 60's, but I think it was because she wanted us to see the sights that we had requested (also we like to souvenir shop). Toshiyo's English is good and we were able to communicate with her very well.

Toshiyo:

Dear Tina Thank you very much for your review. I am afraid I walked too fast. I should have been careful about your condition. I hope you had a great time in Wakayama and Shiokojku. Thanks again. Toshiyo

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Awesome day in Kyoto with Toshiya! ”

Toshiya was a great guide for my daughter and myself. We had some emergency medical issues and we needed to move the time for meeting back by 1 hour. Toshiya was so understanding and very responsive by email. It allowed us to get some sleep and not mess up the entire tour. Toshiya is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and the history and really had great ideas of what to visit and when to go there. She knows the buses, the trains and the sights of the city and made a very enjoyable day for myself and my daughter (19 years old). Great tour guide and would love to spend another day with her if we had time.

Toshiyo:

Dear Mark Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate it.As I was getting to know about you, you seemed very high ranked. And your beautiful daughter was so attractive. I hope she has fully recovered. It was much pleasure showing around my city. I was very happy meeting you. Thank you for contacting me. Best regards. Toshiyo

Mervyn Mervyn Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Pleasant day in Kyoto ”

Very informative and pleasant to be around. Accommodating to our needs Friendly and really had a nice day

Toshiyo:

Dear Mervyn Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You are so gentle and knowledgeable. I was much impressed with your beautiful families you have. Best regards. Toshiyo

Justin Justin United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Day Trip in Kyoto ”

Our day with Toshi was a good experience. We had the chance to visit several shrines and popular areas in Kyoto. Toshi was familiar with most of the places that we asked her to take us and was able to figure out how to get us to places less commonly visited by tourists. Her English was very strong and we had no issues communicating with her. One suggestion for a group would be to stay together when moving through crowds with Toshi as she didn't always pay attention to where other members of the group were, thus requiring us to stop and find them periodically.

Toshiyo:

Dear Justin and your beautiful family Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very sorry about not paying attention to where you were at Kiyomizudera. I hope you can come back again in autumn season. Thanks again. Best regards. Toshiyo

Scott Scott United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Let a Local Be Your Guide ”

We travelled to Kyoto for a day-trip from Tokyo, and we wanted to make the most of our limited time in the city. Toshiyo organized an incredible day that helped us see parts of the city we would not have visited on our own.

Toshiyo:

Dear Scott Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate it. Please come back again to explore the western part of Kyoto. Best regards. Toshiyo

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