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Bamboo Forest & Golden Pavilion & Gion Tour

by Kaoru
(5) Reviews
8h $ 282 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Tenryuji-temple
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Nishiki Food Market
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Gion
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281.60 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1 hour extension.
$ 35.20

What to Expect

Visit Tenryuji-temple, one of the five greatest temples of Kyoto, with a pond garden in Arashiyama and then walk through the famouse bamboo forest, viewing small shrine, and lovely old cottages.
Next visit the most famous temple, Golden Pavilion. And then going back to central kyoto, browsing Nishiki food market. Finally after visiting Yasaka shrine, walkin thruogh Gion areas, where Geisha and Maiko live.
*It will be changed depending on seasons.

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Kaoru Licensed Guide
(5) Reviews

Highlights

  • Tenryuji-temple
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Nishiki Food Market
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Gion

Important

It will be changed depending on the season.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel Pickup, Cruise Pier Pickup
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, and entrance fee.
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel or convenient place
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I extend your guiding hours?

Yes, you can. It will be charged 3,000 JPY for a group. Please feel free to contact me.

How much does it take for one person to enter Tenryuji- temple and Kiyomizu-temple? And how much is transportation fee.

Admission fee for Tenryuji-temple is 600JPY, for Golden Pavilion is 400 JPY. It takes about 1,200 JPY individually to go and return from Arashiyama to central Kyoto.

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 ( 5 )
Evan Evan United States ( Family with kids )
Poor
1 year ago

“ Pleasant but Uninformative ”

Kaoru was pleasant but overall uninformative providing us little information on sites we visited. She also didn't explain that we were going on trains to sites so we left our Japan rail pass at our apartment...She did have a pleasant demeanor and led us through sites once we arrived there..

Kaoru:

Dear Evan, Thank you very much for your comment. I apologize for not mentioning about JR pass and little information on site. It is grateful for me to know how incompetent I was. Your pointing out my mistakes will be useful from now. I determine not to repeat same mistakes and improve myself. I appreciate you very much. Yours faithfully, Kaoru

Tom Tom United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Pleasant guide, very knowledgeable ”

Kaoru is a sweet and gentle person with much knowledge to share about Japan, customs, and Kyoto in particular. She speaks good English and is very pleasant to be with. My family took a custom tour with Kaoru and she started our day by explaining where we would go. As the day progressed, and my family over-stayed our time on some portions of the tour, Kaoru graciously worked with us to adapt the time remaining to the highest priority scenic venues. Kaoru used her expert knowledge to tailor our tour to the subjects we were interested in: architecture, gardens, and customs. All together we very much enjoyed Kaoru’s guidance and sharing of knowledge of the history and culture of Japan. The Japanese garden at the imperial palace is perhaps the finest Japanese garden we’ve ever toured. One ... read more

Kaoru:

Dear Tom, Thank you very much very for your lovely coment. You were smiling all the time and very kind to people met like an ambassador. It made me relaxing and enjoyable all the time. Inspite of a lot of changes of the transportation, you and your family never complained, very patient, and walked very well. The atmosphere of imperial palace matched your family. Especially you and your wife were the most suited visiters there, I am sure. You will be welcomed at any places not only Japan but also all over the world. Best wishes, Kaoru

TINA TINA United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto highlights ”

Kaoru-San is so sweet and accommodating. She picked us up on time as we got off the train in Kyoto. We have been in constant contact prior to meeting up and Kaoru-San did her best to arrange to have all my must-see attractions squeezed into one day. She's super knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you again. You made our day in Kyoto memorable!!

Kaoru:

Dear Tina-san, Thank you very much for your lovery review! You, your family, and your friend challenged a lot of things during one day trip from Tokyo, such as kimono wearing in the bamboo grove, visiting traditional places in Kyoto, cherry blossom viewing, etc. I was surprised you got up very early to catch the bullet train and prepared very well for you trip to Japan. It made the tour happy and enjoyable. Happines for everybody, I hope. Tha....Ajinomoto!!!

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great experience ”

We had a great time with Kaoru, who was very informative and showed us around Kyoto's highlights. Very personal and attentive and a warm personality.

Kaoru:

Thank you very much for your lovely message. I also learned a lot of things concerning great sightseeing spots all over the world from you and your wife!! It was wonderful time we shared! See you again!!

Umberto Umberto Italy ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An excellent guide. ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

Kaoru:

Dear Umberto, Thank you for your kind message. Your friends and his family were so lucky to see snowy Golden Pavilion on that day!! And your idea and arrangement made the trip very nice, didn't they? I appreciate you booked me and using this useful system. It was fantastic FIT!!

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