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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.

Highlights

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

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 9h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
9h
When?

People

273.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.55 USD
extra hour. 9.10 USD

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.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important

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.

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.55 USD
extra hour. 9.10 USD

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

Lorraine Lorraine
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Lorraine I'm very glad to receive your message. We could arrive at Miyajima at high tide, so take a look at both beautiful Great Vermilion Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine. It really looks like as if they were floating on the sea. We had Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima local food) for lunch near Atomic Bomb Dome. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour!! I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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JoAnn
3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Hideo:
Hi JoAnn I am really glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at full tide, so we were impressed with a beautiful landscape of Mt.Misen, Seto Inland Sea and vermillion buildings. I can't wait for your coming back to Japan. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sien
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Hideo:
Hi Sien. Thank you for joining my 3-day tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I really appreciate it. I have best wishes for your family and a Happy New Year. Next time I'd like to show you other scenic spots, such as kobe, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Shirakawago and the like. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Vivian
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Hideo:
Hi Vivian I am very happy to receive your message. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Actually I was very worried that the Shinkansen bullet train stopped at Kyoto Station by accidental fire, but I was relieved to hear that the train started about 1.5 hours late. I would like to show you othe scenic spots when you visit Japan next time. I hope to see you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Alisa
5 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:
Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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