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Highlights

  •   Arashiyama Peak (Togetsukyo bridge)
  •   Tenryuji Tenmple
  •   Nonomiya Shrine
  •   Bamboo Groves
  •   Ninnaji Temple
  •   Hirano Shrine
  •   Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
8h
When?

People

264.00 USD

total price up to 30

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person. 4.40 USD
extra hour. 8.80 USD

What to Expect

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
I would like to introduce you Arashiyama, Ninnaji Temple , Hirano Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Arashiyama Peak is one of the the best spots in Kyoto for viewing both cherry blossoms and changing colors of autumn leaves. A great number of Temples and shrines are scattered widely around this area. I give you the guide of Tenryuji Temple, Nonomiya Shrine and bamboo forest.

Spanning 230 meter across Katsura River, photos of the Togetsukyo Bridge often appear in tourist pamphlets. When cossing the bridge, you see Tenryuji Temple.

Tenryuji Temple is the headquarters of the Zen Buddhist Rinzai Tenryuji school. The temple was founded in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji to pray for peace. You can appreciate the "Dragon glaring in eight directions." No matter where you are, this dragon is staring at you. Furthermore you can enjoy walking around the first stroll-type garden in Japan. The whole of Arashiyama used to be within the grounds of this temple.

Nonomiya Shrine is konown for it's marriage, children and academics. Speaking of shrine, it usually conjures up the image of a red torii, but at Nonomiya shrine the tree is used without removing the bark, known as Kurokitorii (black torii), the oldest type of torii in Japan.

When you exit Tenryuji Temple, bamboo forest called "chikurin" are spread out on each sides of paths.

Next I take you to Ninnaji Temple, Hirano Shrine and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Pass under the Niomon-gate of Ninnaji Temple, and the approach leading to the Chuomon-gate is so broad that it seems more like an open plaza than approach. The feeling of openness is one of the signature features of Ninnaji. On the left of the ground is Omuro cherry tree, known for its late-blooming cherry blossoms. To the right side stands the 36 meter-tall five-storied pagoda.

Hirano shrine has been famous for its cherry blossoms, too. There are about 400 cherry tees of 50 varieties inside the precincts. You can enjoy cherry blossom festival in April.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is constructed to comfort the soul of Sugawara-no-Michizane, who was falsely accused of crime. He is now famous for a god of learning. There are untold number of the plum trees that Michizane loved so much on the grounds. You can feel the arrival of spring at the plum blosson festival on February 25th.

I can assure you that you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing or the changing colors of autumn leaves in Arashiyama Peak. Why don't you visit Arashiyama tour ?

Thank you.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person. 4.40 USD
extra hour. 8.80 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

My transportation fee to Kyoto is 1,680 yen.
We use trains, buses. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee is about 1,600 yen per person and entrance fee is 900 yen per person.

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Reviews

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Alisa
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:
Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alan Alan
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Easy day at Kobe ”

Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.

Hideo:
Hi Alan I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining my tour. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed Kobe animal kingdom. I hope you have a great time of Japan tour and I'd like to see your pretty daughter again. Thank you very much. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sri
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Not a professional guide ”

He is a good guy and gentleman. Nice to have accommodate our schedule. He is not very informed and his English is not the best

Hideo:
Dear Sri. Unfortunately we caught heavy rain, but thank you for joining my tour. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you.

Natalia Natalia
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Professional and hard working tour guide ”

Hideo was fantastic! We had few quite bad experiences with our tour guides in Japan, but not Hideo. He was extremely prepared, friendly and generally very knowledgable. He also has an extreme level of energy, I was amazed by the pace he established, and how he kept up with it. Overall I would recommmend him. Thank you, Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Natalia I am very happy to receive your message. You were also energetic and I had a great time walking with you to Kiyomizu Temple. I hope you enjoy Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the tour of Japan. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again sometime soon." Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Irwan
3 months ago , From: United States

We met up with Hideo at Sannomiya Station in Kobe for our afternoon tour. At the start he provided us with a clear itinerary and map of our tour for the day. We went up the hill to see Kitano Ijinkan area, back down to the Merikan Park and Mozaic Mall at the port, and then to Chinatown. Hideo provided a good history of the Kobe Port and the city in general which was very informative. Hideo was also very organized in conducting the tour. We ended the tour with dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. Overall we had a good taste of the beautiful Kobe City and would love to go back again in the future. Irwan. Boston, MA, USA.

Hideo:
Dear Irwan I am very glad to receive your message. I'm sure you loved unaju ( rice topped with broiled eel ) and miso pork cutlet menue. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much.. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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