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Kyoto Golden Route (Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle)

by Hideo
(90) Reviews
8h $ 267 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Nijo Castle
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Nishiki Market
  • Gion area
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Price up to 30 people
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Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.45
Extra hour.
$ 8.90

Overview

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
I would like to introduce you Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple and Gion Corner.

What to Expect

Kinkakuji Temple is more familiar to foreign tourists as "The Temple of the Golden Pavillion". It was built during the 14th century on the grounds of a mountain villa belonging to Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Golden Pavilion can be seen both in its natural form and as an upside-down image on the pond.

Nijo castle served as the residence of the Tokugawa family and their retainers when they visited Kyoto. However in 1867 Japanese historical event was held at Nijo Castle. The 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned his power to the emperor and next year Japan officially started to become a modern state.

Fushimi Inari Shrine founded in the early 8th century is very popular shrine. On the average, as many as 2.7 million people pay their first visit to this shrine during the first three days of January every year. You can pass through Senbontorii or one thousand shrine gates.

Kiyomizu Temple literally means "Clean Water Temple." It is built over a cliff and is famous for its wide veranda and tall wooden pillars. From the veranda, there is a panoramic view of Kyoto. The Otowa waterfall is at the foot of the cliff. The water is channeled into three streams. Have you ever heard of the meaning of three streams ?

The street from Shijo Ohashi to Yasaka Shrine is lined with traditional souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Gion corner is close to this street. With luck you might see Geiko and Maiko.

Please join the golden route of Kyoto !!

Thank you.

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Highlights

  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Nijo Castle
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Nishiki Market
  • Gion area

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Thank you.

If you are a good walker , you can enjoy walking Ninenzaka, Sannenzaka and Kiyomizu slopes lined with souvenir shops and restaurants ion the way to Kiyomizu Temple. Furthermore you can wear rent kimono for about 5,000 yen a day.

You can enjoy walking and shopping on Nishiki Market.

Luckily you might see Geiko and Maiko around Gion area. if you are interested in tradirional Japanese culture, you can visit Gion Corner where you enjoy traditional performances such as Geiko and Maiko Dance, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, court music, and Bunraku (Japanese puppet play) and the like for 2,800yen per person at 6pm and 7pm. read more

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
Meeting Point
at your hotel
Ending Point
at your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We use trains, buses, and a taxi. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee for trains and buses is about 1,000 yen per person and a taxi fare is about 1,700 yen. My transportation fee to Kyoto station is 1,680 yen.
Entrance fee is 1,300 yen per person.

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 ( 90 )
Sandy Sandy New Zealand ( Friends )
Poor
3 days ago

“ Himeji tour ”

A group of six adults had arranged for Hideo to meet us at the ship and take us to the castle and adjoining gardens and then go on the rope way above the town. We found to our disappointment that Hideo had no interest in the group. He rarely volunteered any information, but did have some answers if we persisted with questions. One of our party was using a walkingstick and he showed no interest in her well-being, particularly in the fact that there were so many flights of steps which we had to do barefooted. At no stage did he check whether she was all right with this or whether she would have preferred to head back downstairs before reaching the top. He would walk ahead of us and not wait to see if we were all together. At one stage he took off across a busy road to make inquiri... read more

Hideo:

Dear Sandy I awfully sorry to say that I troubled you. I gave the itinerary to you when I met you, so I thought that where we would go next. First I was going to have lunch in Koukoen Garden but the restaurant was full, so temporarily I seperated to look for another restaurants but I couldn't find it. I'd like to take your point seriously and I'll make use of this experienc moving forward. Thank you, Sandy.

Ellen Ellen United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

Hideo was a real find. Our group of 6 engaged him to escort and guide us around Osaka, with transportation and sightseeing through Nara and three days of touring in Kyoto. We found him to be very personable and articulate. Hideo was extremely knowledgeable about each of these destinations, as well as how to navigate them and avoid the crowds. He went above and beyond to make what was a first trip to Japan for most of us to be memorable. Hideo ensured that each of our tours were comprehensive and there was very little that we did not see. We were also pleased with his dining recommendations. We would highly recommend Hideo to anyone seeking a guide and hope to one day enlist his services again.

Hideo:

Hi Ellen I'm very happy to receive your message. It was the peak season of cherry blossom viewiing, so we could enjoy beautiful cherry blosoms at Nara Todaiji Temple, and Nijo Castle, Arashiyama and Maruyama Park in Kyoto. Furhermore I ran into you at Kochi Castle because you were aboard in Celebrity Millennium Cruise ship and I guided another guests aboard in Westerdam Cruise Ship. I wish you enjoy Japan trip and every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ellen. Best HIDEo Yoshida

Anushila Anushila United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent 1-Day tour of Kyoto with Hideyoshi-san ”

As a private group of 6 individuals on a tightly scheduled vacation, we had requested an 8-hour customized itinerary that would allow us to visit the top 4 attractions in Kyoto and allow us to travel from Tokyo via Shinkansen and return the same evening. We had also requested Hideyoshi-san to arrange a private taxi/van for us as we wanted to spend more time at the sites versus navigating public transport. Thanks to some meticulous itinerary planning and excellent arrangements by Hideyoshi-san, we had a wonderful trip visiting all 4 attractions in 8 hours - Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari with plenty of time to explore each one while throwing in a sumptuous Japanese lunch in between. He was very knowledgable about each of the sites and the region, i... read more

Hideo:

Hi Anushila I'm very happy to receive your heartful message. I'm relieved that you enjoyed Japan trip and I enjoyed guiding all of you, too. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Hideo was a life saver! ”

We booked an afternoon tour with Hideo, but unfortunately I had an accident as our tour was to begin. Hideo went above and beyond what any guide would do, meeting us at the hospital, arranging transport and even returning the next day to help us make it onto our train on time. Words cannot express how indebted to him we are for his help. You won't find a more compassionate human to spend time with in Japan.

Hideo:

HI Chris I'm sure you recover from an injury. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time. The best of health to you. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Julia Julia Canada ( Couple )
Poor
2 months ago

“ I didn’t like it ”

Hides wasn’t a guide I expected. He was good in planning the tour and memorizing facts but I like talking to people. Hideo wasn’t open to a free conversation or questions.

Hideo:

Dear Julia Thank you for your message. I was very happy to guide you on New year. I'm now maing efforts to a free conversation. Thank you, Julia.

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