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Kyoto Historical Tour --- Memory of Emperor & Shogun

by MAKOTO
(42) Reviews
7h $ 195 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Nijo-jo castle: This is historical site indicating the begining of Tokugawa Shogun and the end of Shogun.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace: This is the palace where emperor had been stayed for one thousand years.
  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden pavilion): This was the villa of Ashikaga Shogun, Yoshimitsu, and turned to the temple later.
  • Ninnaji temple: This temple has been used as the villa of retired emperor and many interesting points compared with Imperial Palace.

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195.30 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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$ 18.60

Overview

As emperor has stayed at Kyoto for more than one thousand years, there are so many historical places related with emperors in Kyoto.
Also at samurai period, Muromati Shogun had stayed at Kyoto, and Tokugawa Shogun built the castle in Kyoto.
This tour will visit Nijo-jo castle, Imperial palace, Kinkakuji temple, and Ninnaji temple to learn the history of Kyoto related with emperor and Shogun.

What to Expect

Once you visit there historical sites in Kyoto, you will undertand not only the history of Kyoto, but also the history of Japan.
Especially the relationship between Emperor and Shogun is very interesting.

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Highlights

  • Nijo-jo castle: This is historical site indicating the begining of Tokugawa Shogun and the end of Shogun.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace: This is the palace where emperor had been stayed for one thousand years.
  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden pavilion): This was the villa of Ashikaga Shogun, Yoshimitsu, and turned to the temple later.
  • Ninnaji temple: This temple has been used as the villa of retired emperor and many interesting points compared with Imperial Palace.

Important

1. Normally Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday, so I will check the schedule, and confirm the tour first.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), We would use Subway/bus one day ticket - 900 yen,
Entrance fee: Nijo-jo castke, Kinkakuji temple, and Ninnaji temple - 1500 yen
Meeting Point
Kyoto station or the hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
Kyoto station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 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 ( 42 )
Lindy Lindy New Zealand ( Family )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Tour of Kyoto ”

Makoto promised to take us to the 3 most popular sites in Kyoto. We didn't realise how busy they would be, but he led the 5 of us round efficiently and although they were some distance apart kept us on schedule. He was meticulously prepared, with a printed itinerary with map for us all, together with a potted history of the religious eras and even a bit of helpful Japanese language. He was very knowledgeable and his English was terrific.

MAKOTO:

Dear Lindy, thank you so much for your nice comments. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. Before the tour, I was a bit concerne about your daughter who is pregnant, but she did fine job to walk through. I am sure that she will have a nice baby. Thanks again for you choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Ranjan Ranjan United Arab Emirates ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Personalized and detail oriented ”

Makoto was an absolute joy. He met us right at the train platform as we arrived at Kyoto from Tokyo. Makoto’s knowledge of Japan will astound you - right from its history to the present. My 5 year old is a big fan of him after he bought her a cute return gift! Please don’t look further than Makoto for professional yet personal experience to Kyoto!

MAKOTO:

Dear Ranjan, Thank you for yoir prompt and nice review comments. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. You have beautiful family and i also enjoyed so much being with you. Thank you fkr your choosing me of your guide. I hope that you visit Japan again. MAKOTO

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

“ Kyoto highlights ”

Our Kyoto day trip with Mr. Makoto was a down to earth experience, which was a pleasant surprise. In the past we had scheduled tour bus -type tours and in this case, Mr. Makati took us on local trains and buses to get to different destinations. We felt like we “blended in” with the locals! That’s a true cultural experience!

MAKOTO:

Dear Winnie, Thanks for your nice and prompt review comments. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour even though it was hot and humid yesterday. Please enjoy the stay in Kyoto and have a nice trip back to the U.S. Thanks again for yoir choosing me of yoir guide. MAKOTO

Patricia Patricia Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Hepful, knowledgeable and well informed ”

We had a great day with Makoto. He helped us with our JR cards and understanding the local transport system in Kyoto. He was knowledgeable about each site we visited and Kyoto’s geography and history and contemporary life. Even though we had s timetsble which he had prepared well for us, he still gave us space to spend extra time in some places snd sdjudting the itinerary time. He was flexible and friendly and pleasant to spend time with. I would highly recommend him.

MAKOTO:

Dear Patricia Thanks for your nice comments. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed very much being with you, and your sense of humour. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great Day in Nara! ”

My family of four met Makoto at the train station, and we started our day in Nara. He took us to all the must see spots, explained some of the history, and we had an enjoyable day. Makoto was very helpful with which train to take, and my adult children really enjoyed the origami at the end of our day. Thank you Makoto!

MAKOTO:

Dear Jennifer, Tthanks for yoir nice comments. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I have also enjoyed very muh being with you and enjoyed the nice conversation. You are so nice family. Thanks for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

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