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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.
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.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto area
Transportation fee (you and your guide), lunch and/or dinner, entrance fee
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.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We booked Toshio last minute and she did a great job choosing sites that fit our needs.
Dear Marjorie Thank you very much for having me as your guide. And I appreciate your warm hearted review. I am afraid we walked too much on a hot day. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very knowledgeable. She chose a meeting place near the train station that was easy to find, and she was prompt. We had limited time and she selected several top attractions that gave us a good overview of Kyoto. Her English is very good. She offered us the option of public transport, but we chose taxis because our time was limited and we visited on a very hot day.
Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate you visiting Kyoto all the way from Osaka port. I wish you had more time so that I could show to more peaceful places. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a patient guide---working with us in advance to plan what we wanted to see. We had many suggestions and she always responded well. Even after we in the midst of the Kyoto touring, she was willing to make adjustments when we thought of other places that we wanted to visit. Toshi was always prompt and pleasant. And, her command of English was very good. When there were sites with which she was not totally familiar, she always made sure that there was an appropriate "volunteer" English speaking guide to be with us. If I had one very small suggestion it would be that she slow her walking a bit when necessary.
Dear Jerome Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope you could see as many places as possible during your limited precious time. Also I hope you enjoyed and liked Kyoto and Nara. And I feel very sorry for have walked too fast even when there ware ups and downs. I appreciate having me for three days and a half day. I hope to see you again some day. Best regards. Toshiyo
We were a group of four friends on a cruise. We caught the bullet train to Koyoto. In all my dealing with Tosi she was very prompt. Also allowing us to change our time to an hour earlier . We could never have seen all the wonderful sights we visited without Tosi. She was very patient and walked to our pace while still keeping us on track.We would highly recommend Tosi services. Many thanks Tosi for showing us your wonderful city. Marie Mal Joan & Peter.
Dear Marie,Mal,Joan and Peter, Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I am also glad to know you enjoyed the day. Thank you very much for visiting Kyoto all the way from Kobe port. Please come back again to see cherry trees and autumn leaves. Best regards. Toshiyo