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1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

by Toshiyo
(104) 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 ( 104 )
Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

We had such a great day with Toshiyo, she could not have done more to assist us. We covered all our key items plus more. Two of our group of four had some walking difficulties, and she kept a very watchful eye on them, adapting pace and options to ensure that all were able to cope. Toshiyo has excellent English and location / history knowledge, and is really fun to tour with. I highly recommend Toshiyo as an excellent guide, and great value for the money invested.

Toshiyo:

Dear Lindsay and your lovely family Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you accepted me as a guide. We had a beautiful day in Kyoto and I was afraid we walked up and down a lot. I was happy to see Lin and Karen dressed in kimonos. Beautiful! Thank you. Toshiyo

Peter Peter United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ So helpful and informative ”

Toshiyo is the person who accommodates your requirements. Very flexible and knowledgeable.

Toshiyo:

Dear Peter Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I enjoyed the two days wit you. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

Richard Richard United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent trip to Kyoto ”

Toshiyo gave us an excellent tour, she was friendly humorous and informative and making use of inexpensive public transport showed us as much as possible in the limited time that we had. She was a breath of fresh air after our poor experience on Kagoshima We highly recommend her and if we visit again will certainly utilise her services

Toshiyo:

Dear Richard Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. We had a beautiful weather and pleasant walk in Kyoto. Thank you very much for all the way from Maizuru. Please come back again to the autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo

Ellis Ellis United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Showed useful flexibility ”

We were 3 adults (parents and adult child). Pleasant guide. We made a couple of itinerary changes on the fly and Toshiyo did a good job of making everything fit together. We had highly demanding and complicated dietary requirements. Toshiyo found excellent lunch restaurants that met all our needs.She added to our guidebook understanding of the sights we visited. Probably would have given 4.5 stars but software doesn't allow. Only issue is that one member of our party is a slower walker and it took until the latter part of the 2nd day for Toshiyo's walking pace (and stop to turn back to see where we were) to accommodate us. Still, overall, a good guide and would recommend.

Toshiyo:

Dear Ellis, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I feel very bad about walking too fast for Gloria. I am very sorry. I will be more careful about it. Hope to come back again to see autumn beautiful scenery in Kyoto. I Thank you. Toshiyo

Miki Miki Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A day in Arashiyama with kids ”

Toshiyo is really nice lady, having good knowledge of Kyoto, which is her home town. We were a mixed group of Japanese members and American members having two boys, 10 and 6 years old. She was flexible arranging one day tour, which satisfied all of us.

Toshiyo:

Miki Sama Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope all of you including cute boys enjoyed both Kyoto nature and history. I really appreciate your review. Toshiyo

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