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5 hour Kyoto highlight tour and optional Maiko dinner (2 hours)

by Rick
(27) Reviews
5h $ 188 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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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188.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.90
Extra one person per hour.
$ 18.80

Overview

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.

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.

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Highlights

  • 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

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 17,100JPY 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.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area
What‘s not included
Maiko dinner(17,100JPY per person), transportation fee(apx. 1,000JPY by subway or train and 2,000JPY by taxi), entrance fee(apx. 1,400 or less)
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)
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM , 1:00 PM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 27 )
Elliott Elliott Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ RICK SAN, KYOTO EXPERT! ”

We met Rick at the Fushimi Inari shrine. During our tour of Kyoto, we changed our minds often on what we wanted to do next. Rick was easy to work with, and adapted and attended to all our needs. His knowledge of Kyoto is deep as he was born here and has lived his whole life here. The day we met Rick, the heat in Kyoto was 38 C.... but Rick kept us cool, listening and attending to all our needs...

Rick:

Dear Elliot, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided you one day in Kyoto. I appreciate your deep interest in Kyoto where is my hometown and I am glad our conversation helped your understanding it. As it continues hot days in Japan, please take care yourself and enjoy the rest your days in Japan. I hope I can help you again in future. Best Regards, Rick

LAURENT LAURENT Germany ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Discovering Kyoto best places with Rick ”

We had a fab day with Rick, starting really early to avoid the crowd and the heat. We enjoyed Rick’s knowledge about the city history and traditions, and understood much more about religion and temples thanks to him. It was great to discover Kyoto with Rick’s help. He also took good care of us and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that we would definitely recommend.

Rick:

Dear Laurent, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kyoto. All of your families are so nice and I enjoyed a lot with talking with all of you. Though it was so hot day, I am glad that everyone was OK and I appreciate your cooperation. I suppose your wife found a nice thing at the Japanese paper shop after the tour. Please take care and have a nice holidays in Japan. Best Regards, Rick

David David United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour with Rick ”

Rick was kind, patient, and very knowledgable. He came up with a custom itinerary to see everything we wanted, as well as a some other things, and a great lunch restaurant that he suggested. We had a great day with Rick, highly recommended!

Rick:

Dear David, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and the lunch. All of your members were so friendly and cooperative with the tour that I really appreciate. It was a nice timing when you come to Kyoto where the Gion festival were held. I hope I will see you and your members again in Kyoto someday. Best Regards, Rick

Peter Peter United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great, knowledgeable tour of some high points of Kyoto ”

We spent the day of the Gion festival with Rick, who was a knowledgeable, well-informed guide to some well-chosen spots around the city. We started off wanting to see the famous parade of "floats," actually rolling carriages with drummers, musicians, and community members. Rick figured out a strategy of going to several spots along the route where we would have the best viewing opportunities, which worked out quite well. He was also flexible in adjusting the path when we decided to change the route once. Along the way, he led us through a historic district between the river and the canal which included part of the entertainment district; we saw the theatre where geiko and maiko perform, quaint little streets, and numerous young people hurrying through the streets in traditional clothing. ... read more

Rick:

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your nice and warm review! I am so glad that you memorized every detail of the tour. It was lucky that we were able to follow the floats of Gion festival with nice timing and also we saw a Maiko walking in Ponto-cho alley. I am also glad that you liked the restaurant and I suppose you enjoyed the buffet of Kyoto vegetables with the main dish. Everything went well thanks for you and your families' cooperation and I really appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you again in Kyoto in near future. Best Regards, Rick

Brent Brent United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very nice family day! ”

Rick met us at hotel and we were off for Monkey Mountain, temple and bamboo grove followed by lunch. Rick was very kind, generous and patient with our family of five (two adults and three younger kids). Would highly recommend!

Rick:

Dear Brent, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am so glad to be with you as a guide and have helped you touring Arashiyama area. You and your families are so nice and I enjoyed a lot especially at the Monkey park. During the tour, I remembered the days when my daughter was the same age of your children and that made me feel more familiar with all of you. I wish your touring Japan be memorable and safe trip back home. Best regards, Rick

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