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Kyoto 3 highlights & plus one

6:30 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Intermediate )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

I select 3 main sight-seeing place in Kyoto, and visit another 1 place on your option
*Fushimi Inari Shrine
*Arashiyama Bamboo Grove togetherwith
*Kinakuji Temple (World Heritage Site)
and please select another 1 place at your option


Feel free to personalize this offer with ERIC.

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine, where please pray for family prosperity and family safely
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, which will give you power and heal your body and spirits
  • Kinkakuji Temple, which will invite you to Medieval gorgeous Villa at the 15th century.

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What to Expect

Gods of Fushimi Inari shrine will give you family prosperity and family safety.
Gods are guardian dieties, and will take care of you from the Heaven.
By strolling Bamboo grove, you can ward off evil spirits and regain powerful spirits.
Golden Pavilion will show you elegant and beautiful posture, which are mixture of natural beauty and artificial gorgeous culture.
At first step, you can catch the feeling as if you are the owner of the elegant garden and villa.
Please enjoy scenic beauty and gorgeous establishment in you front.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point at your hotel in Kyoto or final destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
Hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

transportation charge (you & Guide): abt.J.Yen1200 by public transportation per person
entrance fee: Golden Pavilion: J.Yen400,
lunch (you and guide)


Since this tour is walking tour, please put on suitable shoes for walking.
Kinkakuji Temple is the Buddhist temple and when you come to this temple, please review following five commandments.
*Do not kill
*Do not do Adulty.
*Do not Steal.
*Do not tell a lie.
*Do not drink a lot.
These five commandments are requested for guests.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 33 )
4.8 (33) Reviews
Very Good
Margie Margie Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ GION and Kyoto ”

Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.


Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka

Kunal Kunal United Kingdom ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly - we had a fantastic experience! ”

Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!


Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka

Whitney Whitney Japan
1 month ago

“ This tour was the high point of our trip to Japan ”

At the last minute we decided we needed a tour of Kyoto to really get a feel of the city. Eric was great at immediately responding to my inquiry, and agreed at our meeting time and place, which was only a few hours out. His personality is very upbeat and cheerful and his enthusiasm for the job and the sights really shines through. He was great answering all of our questions and showing us off the path spots of interest. At the end of our tour, he not only took the taxi to the train station with us, but helped purchase our train tickets and literally put us on the correct train to make sure there were no mistakes since it were a little nervous. He even changed our train to one that would be more efficient than what we had originally planned. I would highly recommend Eric as a fantastic guid... read more


Hi Ms Whitneu Thank you for your and I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed tour: with me. If possible, please come to Kyoyo again and to wish to have a good time with you Thanks and Regards. Eric Tanaka

Veronica Veronica United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Friendly and fun! ”

Eric helped us customize the Kyoto day tour, taking into account our every wish. He is also very knowledgeable, yet friendly and easy-going. Eric helped us to pack so much information, places, experiences and fun in just a few hours, it simply outstanding. We knew from the first minute we made the right choice by selecting Eric.


Hi Ms Veronica Thank you for your comments for the tour. I really enjoyed the tour with you, and fortunately we could move on schedule. Though we have some rain in Osaka stop it has converted to Foggy nihgt at Sky Building. I appreciate your comments and I wish to say "please enjoy another days in Japan" Eric Tanaka

GERARD GERARD United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Very informative and personal tour of Gion ”

We arranged to take the Kyoto Night Walking tour with Eric to see Gion at night. Eric was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us insight on Kyoto history and culture (then and now). He pointed out interesting details (in the buildings and streets) which made the tour more personal. Besides strolling through the places listed on the tour, we also saw the Kabuki Theater and learned a bit about kabuki. My wife was very appreciative that we were able to stop and buy gifts from a well-known/established Kyoto cloth shop that Eric pointed out. Eric, thank you very much for a memorable tour of Gion area!


Thank you Mr Gerard Family for your comments I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed the night tour with me. You are nice family and I wish if you come to Kyoto again Merry Christmas and wishing you A Happy New Year ! Eric Tanaka

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