This tour is recommended for the first timers to Kyoto. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many old temples and shrines to visit. In this tour, you can visit the most popular sightseeing spot for travelors from abroad and the temple which is very famous for its beautiful garden.
Feel free to personalize this offer with TOMOE.
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine was built in the 8th century and is the head shrine of more than 30000 Inari jinjya shrines in Japan. You can pray for your business success because this shrine has the connection with rice harvest.
This shrine is also well known as a stage, used in the movie 'SAYURI'.
Tofukuji Temple is especially famous for its colored maple leaves in autumn, however, you can also enjoy its beauty of its green maples in other seasons.
We also visit its beautful gardens (zen gardens)
Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area
Transportation fee (you and your guide)
Entrance fee : Tofukuji Temple, 400 Japanese yen
garden, 400 Japanese yen
another garden, 300 Japanese yen
If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.
I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)
This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,and Monday are available.
Please note that we will use public transportation.
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 had a great day with Tomoe in Kyoto. We are a family with three young boys, ages 5, 8, 10 and therefore have some particular needs. She is a very kind and responsive person. She took each of my inquiries very seriously and responded professionally and promptly. She listened carefully to my ideas of EVERYTHING I wanted to see/do in Kyoto (we spent about 3 days there in total, with 1 day with Tomoe on tour), and she helped me organize which things were best to do on our own, and which things were best to do with her. She answered all of my transportation questions, even making phone calls to double check prices and schedules. She is wonderful with kids and understands their needs and limitations very well. She brought snacks for my boys. She helped arrange a tea ceremony for us. She in... read more
Dear Sarah, Thank you sooo much for such a warmhearted review! I had such an amazing day with you, such an amazing family, and that's why I like my job so much. You are a really lovely couple and your sons are so cute. I was impressed at how you were caring about your sons all the time and trying to make the best memory for your sons. The day with you became one of my best! and the most precious memories as a guide. Thank you for finding me and sending me a mail of inquiry. I do hope that you will come to Kyoto and I can see you again! I miss you so much!! TOMOE
Tomoe was a thoughtful, happy, friendly, experienced guide. We had only 5 hours in Kyoto where she showed us as much as she could in that time. She catered to every one of our wishes . Tomoe was very easy to talk to and we enjoyed comparing family and family photos over Coffee. We highly recommend Tomoe and wish her the very best. Joan and Wally Zolnier. Australia.
Dear Joan and Wally, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I had such a precious time with you. There are more wonderful places in Kyoto which I want to show you. I hope that you will come to Kyoto and I can see you again. (Please stay in Kyoto next time.) Please say hello to your wonderful family! Thank you very much again. TOMOE
I spent an enjoyable morning with Tomoe on a 4 hour tour of Higashiyama locations. Tomoe was receptive and flexible to my particular interests ensuring leisurely and informative visits to the places I especially wanted to go as well as including some surprises along the way.
Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I enjoyed the half day with you too. I was impressed that you know about Japan well, and want to visit many places in my country. I hope that you will visit Japan and I can see you again. Thank you very much for a wonderful meeting. TOMOE
Tomoe made our first day in Kyoto so memorable and fun, despite the inclement weather. She was able to get us to all the sights on our bucket list and was very informative. She was easy going, friendly and enthusiastic throughout our day together. She clearly enjoys travel and food as much as we do! We met as strangers and ended the day as friends. Please visit us in Australia! Arigato Tonoe!
Dear Eva, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review!! How precious time I could spend with you! I really thank you for having sent me a mail of inquiry, and having let me meet such a nice family like you! The day I met you became one of my importrant momories. I do hope that you will come to Kyoto again and I can see you some day! Please send me mails whenever you want. I miss all of your wonderful family! TOMOE ('Tonoe' was one of my nicknames when I was a high school student...)
Tomoe is a fantastic guide.We had a wonderful experience.She was very helpful and managed to get us through to different places with in 6 hours.Very pleasant and helpful. She arranged lunch at a Japanese restaurant and the food was excellent. Highly recommend her to anyone wants to visit Kyoto.
Dear Bharathan, Thank you very much for your good review! I spent a wonderful day with you on such a hot day. I like your children so much! There are many other places I want to show you in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka...I hope that you will come to my country and I can see you again. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me. TOMOE