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5 hour Kyoto highlights tour plus optional Maiko dinner


Kyoto
5 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

By joining this tour, you can enjoy main 3 sightseeing spots of Kyoto in 5 hours. After that you have an option to join Maiko dinner which you can enjoy Japanese cuisine and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) performance in 2 hours with additional special price taken care by Rick.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Rick.

  • Please select one of the courses below. (The touring spots may be changed based on the communication with customer.)
  • < Golden course > Golden pavilion, Nijo castle, Nishiki market, (Option) Maiko dinner
  • < East course> Silver pavilion, Philosopher's path, Nanzennji temple, (Option) Maiko dinner
  • < West course > Bamboo groove, Tenryuji temple, Ryoanji temple, (Option) Maiko dinner
  • < South course > Fushimi Inari shrine, Kiyomizu temple, Gion walk, (Option) Maiko dinner

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What to Expect

This package program is recommended to those who want to get in touch with Kyoto cultural properties and traditional performing art in one day. In touring 3 spots, Rick will explain deep inside the history and their backgrounds. In Maiko dinner, you can be a guest of Japanese traditional style entertainment which is not easy to join usually.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM , 1:00 PM
Meeting Point At the lobby of your hotel in central Kyoto
Ending Point Tour only: At any place upon request, Tour & Maiko dinner: At the restaurant (Yasaka-dori Enraku)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area

What‘s not included

Maiko dinner(17,600JPY per person), transportation fee(apx. 1,000JPY by subway or train and 2,000JPY by taxi), entrance fee(apx. 1,400 or less)

Important

Maiko dinner in operated only Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, The 5 hour tour is operated everyday.

Please send me a message in advance if you want to reserve a tour of two or more consecutive days.

(Option) Maiko dinner
It is operated only Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and starts from 6 PM. The special price for Maiko dinner is 17,600JPY per person. This price is applied for the customers who book 5 hour tour. If you want to join it, please send me a message about it at the timing of tour booking. Then the Maiko dinner booking on the day is taken care by Rick. If you take the afternoon tour, Rick will take you to the restaurant of Miko dinner just after the tour. The location is Yasaka-dori Enraku and the price for it is paid at the restaurant by credit card only.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Maiko dinner

You join a dinner in Japanese traditional restaurant with Japanese dishes where you can enjoy the Maiko's (Apprentice Geisha) dancing, conversation and traditional playing with her. The translator will assist you to make a communication with Maiko. Of course Maiko is real one from an agent (Okiya) in Gion.

Can I join only Maiko dinner with special price ?

No, you need to take 5 hour tour before joining Maiko dinner.

Can I join 5 hour highlight tour only ?

Yes, you can and it is also welcomed. 5 hour tour is operated any available date on the calender.

Can I ask you to modify the 5 hour tour ?

Please send me the message of your request and I will try to make it as far as possible.

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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Reviews ( 42 )
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Jenner Jenner United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ The things you can learn in a day....! ”

Rick did a perfect job selecting some highlights while working in our requests and making the most efficient use of our time together. He was very knowledgeable about the historical sights we visited. We're so happy to have chosen a licensed guide so that we could have comfort knowing the level of communication we would be able to have in addition to Rick having his own pass for entry into most of the places we visited.

Rick:

Dear Jenner, Thank you very much for the nice review! It was my pleasure guiding through the sights in Kyoto and we had a nice time as in viewing the autumn leaves in Kyoto Imperial palace with lunch or visiting Sake brewery museum and so on. I also enjoyed a lot talking with all of your families who are so nice! I hope you keep good memories in Kyoto and come back someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Kim Kim Netherlands ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ East Kyoto wit Rick + Magic Maiko ”

Rick is a very modest but knowledgeable man. His english may not be as fluent but enough to understand the beautiful stories behind every location we visited. He showed us the gorgeous nanzenji, ginkakuji and gion district, all in 5 hours. The Maiko dinner experience after that was awesome! The girls were a blast and the Maiko was magical! Highly recommend! Thank you!

Rick:

Dear Kim, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and the Maiko dinner. It was so nice timing to see the autumn leaves especially in Nanzenji and I also enjoyed the scenery with talking various things with you. I hope you keep nice memories in Kyoto and come back someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Panisa Panisa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Rick was an excellent guide! ”

Rick was very informative and attentive to details. We enjoyed our experiences in Kyoto very much, even if it was only for a day. I wish we could spend more time in the city. But for the day we were there, we couldn't ask for a better guide! Thank you, Rick!

Rick:

Dear Panisa, Thank you very much for the nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kyoto. I remember that the Nanzennji was most beautiful timing with autumn leaves and we had a nice time walking through the area. I hope you will keep good memories in Kyoto and come back someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Two-day tour of Kyoto and Nara ”

Rick was extremely helpful across our two-day tour of Kyoto and Nara! We sent him a long list of specific requests, which he had clearly reviewed carefully to create the plans for our tours. He was very knowledgeable and highlighted lots of interesting information for us along the way in Kyoto especially. He was also very considerate of my bad knee and slow walking speed, and kindly highlighted opportunities for us to choose between walking, taking public transportation, or taking taxis between destinations. Thank you, Rick! We enjoyed our time with you very much!

Rick:

Dear Cyndy and Bill, Thank you very much for the nice and kind review for me! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. I suppose you took beautiful pictures in Kyoto and Nara which are memorable for you and it was my pleasure to be some help for you. I hope you will come back to Kyoto someday in future. Best regards, Rick

William William United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very thoughtful and informative day ”

It was a pleasure spending our day in Kyoto with Rick. He was patient, thoughtful and very informative. We would definitely recommend him to anyone visiting Kyoto.

Rick:

Dear William, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you and your families enjoyed the tour. All of your family members are nice and we had enjoyed in each spot, especially in Nishiki market with eating and talking through the market. I hope you will come back Kyoto sometime in future. Best regards, Rick

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