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Kyoto Highlight Tour

by Keiko
(35) Reviews
8h CAD 431 Price up to 10 people


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

Select Date and Travelers

430.50 CAD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

CAD 0.00

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.

4.8 (35) Reviews
Very Good

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Keiko Licensed Guide
(35) Reviews
Contact Keiko Response Time: 13 hs


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


Weekdays: from 9:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hrs)

Weekends & holidays : available full day

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide),lunch, admission fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

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

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 ( 35 )
Katherine Katherine United States ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ beautiful Arashiyama. ”

Absolutely wonderful...Keiko is a treasure!

Andrew Andrew Australia
1 month ago

“ Cycling, Walking Bamboo Grove and other sights. ”

Thanks Keiko for a fantastic day. Not only did you provide a great day of exploring but you also set us up with lots of local knowledge for our time in Kyoto. The cycling was easy - anyone who has ridden a bike before can do it and it’s a great way to visit the sights around the Bamboo grove. Being cherry blossom Kyoto was exceptionally busy. Keiko navigated the crowds and look us to some beautiful shrines they were quiet and out of the way. I will definitely be recommending Keiko to others but you need to book her well in advance as she gets booked out during peak seasons.

Amanda Amanda United States ( Friends )
6 months ago

“ Wonderful Guided Tour ”

Keiko creates an itinerary based off your interests, she is incredibly well educated about Kyoto and Japan in general! Her English is great, and she is so helpful and accomodating to any of your needs. Keiko is also upfront about any costs (for us it was paying for temple entrances) before continuing. She is also quick to respond to any messages prior to the booking. Our group loved her, such a wonderful tour guide!!


Dear Amanda, I hope you all have been well. I really appreciate your message on our bike tour. We made it to the smaller and quieter temples away from the center of Arashiyama where it takes long by walk. I was so glad to see that you were enjoying the day. We also had nice Japanese food for lunch. If you ever come back to Kyoto, I would recommend the Monkey Mountain next time. And I enjoyed talking with you about Arashi. Every time I see them on TV, I remember you. Well, thank you so much again for taking part in my bike tour. I offer my very best wishes to you all and look forward to seeing you sometime again in Kyoto. Best regards, Keiko

Neil Neil Australia ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Kyoto Sight seeing ”

Keiko was punctual and extremely knowledgable about her local area and surrounds. She spoke Englsh very well which helped out understanding of the local culture. Overall we had an extremely enjoyable day with Keiko including us being taken to one of her favourite restaurants for lunch. We would highly recommend Keiko as a guide for those looking at day tours of the Kyoto district.


Dear Neil, Thank you for your kind words. Although it was a half-day tour, we made it to Gion, Zen temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle including nice lunch. You were so kind and gentle that I also had a great time. I really hope my tour will be your good memory of Kyoto. And I appreciate giving me the information about Australia. I learned a lot from you as well. Lastly, thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Kyoto and taking part in my tour. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family. Best regards, Keiko

Karen Karen United States ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Keiko was the best! ”

Our family of three only had 2 days in Kyoto so we wanted help hitting as many highlights as possible. Keiko grew up in Kyoto and knows it inside and out. She and I went through possible itineraries before our arrival so she had a great itinerary for both of our days and we covered a ton of ground. We also had 2 great lunches with her, which was lovely. She knew the history of every temple and shrine, and helped us understand the Maiko (Gaiko/Geisha) culture and history. Keiko is warm and friendly and so sweet! We are so happy we got to meet her!


Dear Karen, I am very happy to hear from you. When you asked me which area would be good to stay, I recommended Gion area because of the traditional atmosphere. And you enjoyed your stay there. That made me happy and relieved. Even though it was very hot those days, we visited a lit of sites including temples and shrines, I really enjoyed them with you too. I hope your daughter also had fun at Ghibli shop and the monkey park! If you ever come back to Kyoto, I will definitely bring my daughters to see her. So I look forward to seeing you sometime again. Lastly, thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and participating in my tour. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family. Arigatou!! Best regards, Keiko

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