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Highlights

  •   Kyoto(Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizudera Temple, Heian Shrine and Fushimi Inari Shrine)
  •   specialized in visiting places of note

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 10h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , German (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 10
Available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Booking
10h
When?

People

270.00 USD

total price for up to 10 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour per 30 minutes . 13.50 USD

What to Expect

A full day tour in Kyoto with must-see spots; Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizudera Temple, Heian Shrine and Fushimi Inari Shrine.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

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

Extras (optional)

extra hour per 30 minutes . 13.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are the transportation and admission fees?

transportation fees (per person):
¥1,200 for one-day free ticket for bus and subway and extra fare to Fushimi Inari Shrine and your hotel when it's out of the free pass zone.

admission fees(per person):
Kinkakuji Temple ¥400
Kiyomizudera Temple ¥400
Nijo Castle ¥600
Heian Shrine garden ¥600, (sanctuary only ¥0)
Fushimi Inari Shrine ¥0

Can we change the plan a little bit when we have another place where we want to go?

Yes, one or two small changes are available. Please let me know if you have wishes.
ex: Kiyomizudera Temple→Sanjusangendo Temple
Fushimi Inari Shrine→Gion area

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. 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.
More Frequently Asked Questions

Example of your tour experience

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

Questions? Talk to a REAL person. We have a superior customer support team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have!

Reviews

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Brian
1 day ago , From: United Kingdom

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Outstanding day. Keiko is highly intelligent; she is very articulate; her English is extremely good; she was knowledgeable about everything we discussed; she is friendly, thoughtful and helpful. She has a passion about her job and about Kyoto; she was anxious to show us all the important aspects of her city irrespective of time. We really enjoyed being with Keiko and would like you to pass on our thanks for a great day.


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Tom
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Fantastic guide - best bike tour! ”

Keiko provided perhaps the finest moss garden tour in Japan. Her Bicycle Tour of Kyoto Temples and Shrines was a superb and highly recommended experience for those who love gardens and to depart from the beaten and crowded tourist scene. Keiko speaks very good English, she’s pleasant, quick to smile and awaited patiently while my family soaked up the finest moss gardens that we’ve encountered anywhere on planet Earth. Keiko shared her knowledge of the Kyoto shrines, temples, and Flora in the area, taking time to tell the stories of the original creators of the temples, some inspiring, some sad, but all very interesting. Keiko graciously accommodated us in taking family photographs and stopping to take scenic photos for which we are grateful. My wife, family and I very much enjoyed our experience with Keiko and highly recommend both Keiko and the Bike tour she provides in Kyoto. Finally, we appreciate Keiko making the extra effort after the tour to identify a shop in Kyoto to purchase exquisite Japanese umbrellas. Keiko took the time to find and email us the information the evening after our tour.

Keiko:
Dear Tom, Thank you for joining in my bike tour in Arashiyama and for the message. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful scenes there on your wedding anniversary. You walked in some smaller temples admiring the beautiful mosses and atmosphere. That made me very proud of my hometown and now, I am sure that my choice is worth visiting and viewing. I hope you will continue to remember the day in Arashiyama and come back here again someday. Lastly, I am grateful to you for your gifts. Thank you very much. I wish you the best. Best regards, Keiko

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Michelle
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: New Zealand

“ Kyoto tour and transport transfer assistance ”

We found Keiko to be an excellent guide, she was very organised and went out of her way to ensure we got to visit the key areas of interest to us. We engaged her services on two occasions and each time she was very knowledgeable and helpful and a pleasure to be with. She contributed a lot to our enjoyment of Kyoto. We thoroughly recommend her services.

Keiko:
Dear Michelle, Thank you for your message and compliments. You were very friendly and kind so I also had a very good time with you. The flower you gave me bloomed a while and reminded me of you. There is nothing that could make me happier than that you liked Japan, Kyoto and Japanese Yuzu! And I hope the Japanese Washi papers will be a help for your partner's career. Lastly, thank you again for joining in my tour, I am looking forward to seeing you sometime again! Best regards, Keiko

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Emma
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Tour of Nara ”

Keiko is helpful and knowledgeable with good English skills. We had a super visit with her to Nara. She also provided some great recommendations for cycling routes which we very much appreciated. Thank you Keiko

Keiko:
Dear Emma, I am very glad to hear from you. We had a lovely weather on the day and could see very, sometimes too friendly deer and the great statue of Buddha. It was a half-day excursion but I am happy you were pleased with that. I hope you had wonderful days after my tour, too! Lastly, thank you very much for participating in my tour to Nara and I wish for your great happiness. (Please give my regards to your children and colleagues!) Best regards, Keiko

Lady Lady
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Switzerland

“ Great 2-Day Tour with Keiko ”

We had a great & fun 2-Day Tour with Keiko. She took us to all the spots we wanted to see in Kyoto. She was very flexible with our requests & answered all our questions very well. She is really a friendly, excellent & very knowledgeable guide. We wish you all the best Keiko. Until our next visit in Japan

Keiko:
Dear Lady, Thank you for your message and compliments. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the 2-day tour specialized in sightseeing and Japanese animation especially K-ON! You have a very very nice family and I pray for your family's great happiness. See you again on your next visit to Japan and Kyoto! Arigatou! Best wishes, Keiko

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