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Kyoto 1 Day Tour covering Most Popular Spots

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7h $ 187 Price up to 6 people


  • Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine: Famous for a thousand torie gates. No.1 popular spots of Japan according to Trip Advisor
  • Arashiyama Area----Bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple with beautiful garden, and Togetsu-kyo Bridge(Moon-crossing Bridge)
  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden Pavilion)

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186.90 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 17.80


This tour covers the most popular spots in Kyoto with scenic beauty.
The spots are selected from Fushimi area, Arashiyama area, and Kitayama area of Kyoto.
From the point of scenic beauty, you will see Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo grove, and Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, where
you can take memorable pictures.

What to Expect

You will visit the major scenic sites in one day effectively.
These three areas are apart from each other, but can be travelled by JR-train and bus in relatively short time.

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MAKOTO Licensed Guide
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  • Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine: Famous for a thousand torie gates. No.1 popular spots of Japan according to Trip Advisor
  • Arashiyama Area----Bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple with beautiful garden, and Togetsu-kyo Bridge(Moon-crossing Bridge)
  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden Pavilion)


-If you have JR rail pass, it can be used and you will save the travel cost.
-We will walk through shrine, temple, and garden, which is quite distance, and walking shoes is recommended.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area
What‘s not included
The entrance fee is about 1000 yen for Kinkakuji temple, and Tenryuji temple.
Transportation fee(you and guide), lunch,
Meeting Point
Kyoto station or hotel
Ending Point
Kyoto station
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 15 )
Maureen Maureen Australia ( Couple )
6 days ago


Makoto was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Had a great day.


Dear Maureen Thanks for your omments. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed the ttour of Kyoto. Thanks for your choosing me of yoir guide. Mac Yokoyama

ELOISE ELOISE United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Makoto Yokoyama is a intelligent, dependable and caring guide who put our needs first! ”

I was thoroughly impressed with our Licensed Guide, Mac Yokoyama! Mac was there at our Hotel at Kansai Airport to greet us at 8:15 AM. At the beginning of our tour, Mac gave my husband, son and I a written itinerary of our tour with expected times for our visits. He listed all the trains and subways we will need and recommended we use the Osaka Amazing Pass to eliminate needing time to purchase tickets at all the train stations, subways and the buildings we were going to visit. I had made an error in purchasing the wrong Amazing Passes the night before, but Mac helped me to return the errant passes and we bought the right set of passes and were on our way. After climbing the subway stairs, my husband developed pain in his legs and couldn't climb anymore stairs when we got to Osaka Castl... read more


Dear Eloise, Thanks for your nice and through report. I am so pleased to see that you have enjoyed the tour in Japan. In the stage of preparation of this tour, you have given me good suggestions, which made big difference in planning the tour and I have learned a lot based on your suggestions. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. Best regards. Mac Yokoyama

Saunders Ian Saunders United Kingdom ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Great tour guide ”

Makoto gave us a great tour of Kyoto and provided us with some great knowledge.


Dear Saunders, Thanks for your nice comment. You worked so hard and I was impressed. I beieve that your vidoe filming was successful in Japan. Best regards. Mac Yokoyama

Carla Carla Brazil
1 month ago

“ Wonderful visit ”

It was a very pleasant afternoon we shared with Makoto guiding us visiting historical places in Osaka. He is very professional, attentive and sweet. He maked our visit wonderful.


I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour of Osaka, and i also enjoyed being with you. Please have a nice stay in Japan, and have a nice trip back to Brazil.

Ric & Kathy Ric United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Superb one day tour of Kyoto ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Makoto! It was easy to communicate by email before we left for Japan and together we came up with an itinerary that would work for a full day. His knowledge of Japanese history is excellent and we began our tour with an overview of history. He provided us with several handouts to help us understand Japanese historical time periods, the location of the seat of government and who had power for the different eras. This gave us a better understanding of each site we visited. We were able to tour Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji and Ninnaji. At each site, Makoto provided us with historical background and interesting information, unique to the site we visited. He was able to relate the relationship of Nijo Castle, the Imperial Palace an... read more


Dear Ric and Cathy, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am so happy that you have enjoyed the tour and Kyoto. Especially not only temples and castle, but also you showed good interest on peoples' life and culture. I also enjoyed very much being with you. I hope that you can come again and I would like to guide Nara next time. Thank you for your choosing me of your guide. Best regards, Mac Yokoyama

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