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KYOTO : Different face of historical city


Licensed Guide

8 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

If you are tired of visiting so many temples and shrines, how about walking around old time mountain villa area, Arashiyama? After hiking uphill for 10 min. you will meet wild monkeys right next to you and feed them at designated place while having panoramic view of Kyoto. After that you will visit some scenic spots near by. It can be customized as you like by changing some of destinations to either within or out of Arashiyama. Let's have a memorable day with Hide.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hide.

  • 10:00 Arashiyama Monkey Park (Over 100 wild monkeys roaming, Panoramic view of whole Kyoto city)

  • 11:30 Togetsukyo Bridge ; Arashiyama's most iconic landmark (Picturesque scenery with River and Mountain)

  • 12:00 Lunch in Arashiyama

  • 13:00 Tenryuji ; Zen temple (World cultural heritage site, Borrowed landscape garden)

  • 14:00 Bamboo groves ; Walking path (About 500m walking with nice atmosphere)

  • 14:30 Okochi Sanso Villa ; Former movie star's mountain villa (Match green tea service, Strolling garden)

  • 15:30 Shopping in Arashiyama

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel or final destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up (within Kyoto city), transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you (approx. 1,000JPY/person), entrance fee for you (approx. 2,500JPY/person), lunch for you and guide (approx. 3,000-6,000/person)


Monkey Park ; closed in case of severe weather

Need to carry JPY cash for transportation fee and entrance fee

Need appropriate shoes and clothes for long walk including 15-20min. uphill walk

Requested to take off shoes at Tenryuji

Requested to follow local rule in Kyoto or each place

Cancellation Policy

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

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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