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Highlights

  •   Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavillion)
  •   Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavillion)
  •   Path of Philosophy
  •   Kiyomizu-dera (Temple of Pure Water),
  •   Gion (town of Maiko and Geiko).
  •   Entrance fees for each temple or shrine costs about 500 yen or less About traffice fee within Kyoto city five hundred yen (because we can use a one-day city bus ticket

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point At Kyoto Station or at the place we designate
Ending Point At the place we designate
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Spanish (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
8h
When?

People

237.60 USD

total price up to 6

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

I have worked as a tour guide in the following places in Kyoto during these 15 years..

As a one day tour; Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Path of Philosophy,Kiyomizu-dera (Temple of Pure Water), Gion (town of Maiko and Geiko).

Below are some facts you may find interesting:
"Kinkaku-ji" was set on fire by a student monk in 1950 and this incident was written by Yukio Mishima in a novel titled "Golden Pavillion".
"Ginkaku-ji" (the Silver Pavilion) was not built of silver but it still maintains a distinct atmosphere which attracts so many visitors.
"Path of Philosophy" is a very serene place. One famous philosopher actually took some walks here and this is the reason why this path earned its name.
If you walk along the Gion district at around 5:30 p.m. and if you're lucky, you may see maiko-sans (apprentice Geisha) walking around. But be careful, there are some that are not genuine maiko-sans, and may be only tourists playing dress-up.

Of course, I have guided many other places in Kyoto and in Nara.


What‘s included

guide fee only

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, etc
Guide's transportation fee such as from home to Kyoto Station, tour in Kyoto is charged additionally
Also in case of pick up at the hotel the transportation fee is also charged and the time is included as tour time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

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Reviews

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Salvador
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Argentina

“ muy recomendable ”

El Señor Noboru es una persona muy càlida y amable que se esforzó en hacer las cosas mas placenteras y fáciles para nosotros.Es flexible y un muy bien guìa. Lo recomendamos a todos los interesados en hacer un tour en español

Noboru:
Salvador-san Muchas gracias por mi recomendacion a nuestros clientes. Y deseo la salud a Ud. y su padre. Noboro Nagata

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Kelly
4 months ago

Noboru was an excellent tour guide. He communicated via email beforehand and tried to find an irezumi tattoo shop for my son. He was very knowledgeable about the Toshodai-ji Temple in Nara, the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavillion) and Kiyomizu-derabout temple. My son is handicap and he modified the tour route to accommodate him where he could. He was very flexible with our itinerary and helped us find a local restaurant my daughter wanted to try in Nara. He even helped my husband buy tickets for the shinkansen and explained the different trains and routes. I would highly recommend Noboru.

Noboru:
Kelly-san I appreciate your comments about our tour. I could have en enjoyable tour with you and had a very nice time. Every member of your family was very kind to me and I wish all of you good luck. Please give my best regards to other members of your family. Thank you very much. Noboru Nagata

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Kuay
1 year ago

Mr. Noboru Nagata was very attentive in his email correspondence. He replied to emails promptly and was very thorough. Before starting the tour, he showed us the different locations for where would go throughout the day which was very helpful to get a prospective of our first day in Kyoto. His English was good but there were several occasions when we had to ask him to repeat what he said due to his pronunciation and his volume. He is very knowledgeable about the sights. There were some information he was unclear about but he was up front about not knowing which made us trust him even more. He went above and beyond his tour time. We were expecting the tour to end around 5 pm. However, he wanted to make sure we squeezed in a couple more sights. It was a good thing he extended his time. He took us to the Gion District known for the quaint restaurants and rare Geisha sightings. He pointed out a Geisha house and was explaining to us the process of becoming a Geisha. In the mean time, a taxi pulls up to the house giving indication that a Geisha was exiting the house. We waited about 6-10 minutes and the crowd grew around the house and then the Geisha quickly walked out of the gate and into the taxi. A rare sighting, indeed! If Mr. Noboru hadn't stopped to explain the sight, we would not have experienced seeing a Geisha. We parted abound 7 pm which was way beyond the tour hour. He probably would have kept on going to make sure we saw as much as much as possible! By that time, our family of 4 were ready to head back to our hotel. All in all, it was a very memorable and informative experience. We highly recommend Mr. Noboru.

Noboru:
Kuay-san Thank you very much for your precious comments. I can understand how you felt during our trip. I am going to study further to be a better guide. Gion is one of the best places I wish to invite and describe for my clients. You and your members of family have given me a good memory. I wish you and your family a prosperous and happy life. Thanks so much. With best regards Noboru Nagata

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