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8 hours western Kyoto stroll by certified professional guide

8 Hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English score TOIEC 925 guides you 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 8 hours. if time permitts, I will take you to Nishiki food market after visiting Arashiyama on our way to downtown. I am willing to take you to my favorite Japanese pub "izakaya" at downtown, if you wish as "off duty" tour.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiji.

  • Nijo-jo castle built by Tokugawa shogunate in 1603. It has beautifle garden. UNESCO.

  • Kinkakuji (golden pavillion) built by Ashikaga shogunate as a villa and guest house in 1397. UNESCO

  • Ryoanji temple is famous for its mysterious rock garden. You will be amazed at the secret of the garden with my illustrations. Even Queen Elizabeth does not know it. UNESCO

  • Arashiyama is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Japan. Bamboo Grove is a must to visit.

  • Tenryuji temple is the top ranking temple at Arashiyama whose north gate of the wonderful garden leads us to Bamboo Grove. UNESCO

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM
Meeting Point At Kyoto station or at your hotel if located at central area of Kyoto city.
Ending Point At your hotel or any place you prefer during the tour

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up central Kyoto area. entrance fee of the guide except for some places, smiles and skill of communication of the guide.

What‘s not included

transportation fee of you and guide, taxi if used, lunch, entrance fee. One day bus ticket 600 yen.
entrance fee: Nijo-jo castle 1,000yen, Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 600 yen, Tenryuji temple 500 yen.
All prices are for the adult.


If the guests stay in Osaka, please come to Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station where the tour starts. The tour can end at Arashiyama and the guide will escort you to Hankyu Umeda station, Osaka.
The guests should wear easy walking shoes and have umbrella just in case. If you visit Kyoto in summer, please have hat or cap and beverage to avoid heat injury.
The guests should have travel insurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants do not accept cards. The guide does not cover insurance if anything happened with you.
I am not responsible from any problems caused by your disease and limitation of your foods. read more

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
bruce Bruce Japan
1 year ago

“ enjoyed. kyoto ”

great knowledge and insites


Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji

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