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Kyoto Historical Tour --- Memory of Emperor & Shogun

by MAKOTO
(22) Reviews
7h $ 191 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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191.10 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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$ 18.20

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 ( 22 )
Grace Grace United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Guide ”

Going on a trip with Makoto-san was a highlight of our trip. Makoto-san was friendly, kind, thoughtful and extremely well prepared. Highly recommend and would book another tour with him again. Thank you Makoto-san!

MAKOTO:

Dear Grace, Thanks for your nice message. I am so glad that you enjoyed my tour and I also e joyed guiging with nice conversation. Please enjoy the tour in Japan, and I hope that we can meet adain someday. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Stacey Stacey United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great Tour + Guide! ”

Working with Makoto was a complete joy! He was very quick and thorough in communications prior to the tour and provided suggested itineraries. During the tour, I had a great time getting to know him and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him while traveling to each site. Makoto was able to help me understand Japan's complex history as it pertained to the different sites, which was very helpful. He picked a great place for lunch, showed me how to use public transportation in Japan, and was flexible when I wanted to make a last minute change in our itinerary. I highly recommend booking with Makoto if you're looking for a tour guide. I know he also does tours outside of Kyoto, in case you're interested. I definitely would have booked another tour with him again if time had allowed.

MAKOTO:

Dear Stacey Thanks for your nice comment. I also enjoyed guiding you, and unexpectetly it turned to be e,citing tour because of your nice suggestions. Thank again for your support of the tour MAKOTO

karen Karen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Perfect Day ”

Mac is fantastic guide! He was well prepared and very organized. He was also very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I would highly recommended him! Thanks for a wonderful tour!

MAKOTO:

Dear Karen, Thnaks for your nice comment. It was so cold day, but I enjoyed guiding and being with you. Thanks for you choosing me of your guide. Please have a nice new year. Mac

Alex Alex United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour and great Guide!!! ”

We had really good time with Makoto. He met us at Hotel lobby and spent all day exploring Osaka with us. Very knowledgable guide. He was able to make it fun for our entire family. Also he helped us a lot with figuring out subway system as well as JR. He even went to the actual train to make sure we successfully board the correct train. Thank you very much for all the effort.

MAKOTO:

Dear Alex. Thanks for your nice review message. The tour date was the day of Osaka marashon day, and so many people were visiting Osaka, which caused inconvinience even for the seat reservation of Bullet train. But you met your flight at Hanade, which I was so glad to know. It was so enjoyable to guide you Osaka, and happy to know that you enjoyed the Osaka tour. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

Jeffrey M. Jeffrey United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kyoto in 7 hours. ”

Mak was great - we saw the Nijo-Jo castle and the Golden Pavilion and 2 other wonderful sites. We ate an authentic Japanese lunch and we even had green tea ice cream. Mak is knowledgeable and communicates well. WE glided about the city in cabs and even took the metro. I would use Mak again and will recommend him to any of my friends who travel to Japan.

MAKOTO:

Dear Jeffrey, Thnaks for your nice omments. I am very glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed being with you. Thank you very much for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

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