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One Day Kyoto Highlights

by Mari
(89) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Nijo-jo Castle
  • Gion
  • Yasaka Jinja Shrine
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Tenryuji Temple
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Hokanji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda)
  • Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
  • Nishiki Food Market
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People
291.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 9.10
Hotel pick up.
$ 9.10
Extra hour.
$ 36.40

Overview

In this tour I'd like to show you the most popular spots in Kyoto in 8 hours.
Kyoto has so many places worthwhile to visit. I will ask you beforehand what your interests are to select the spots.
They can be temples, shrines, gardens, Gion district of Geisha, Kimono show place, etc.
Let's wander around Japan's most traditional city!

What to Expect

Of the spots listed, you can choose 4 to 5 places that you wish to visit. If you want to include Arashiyama area (bamboo forest and Tenryuji Temple), please choose 3 to 4 places.
As for transportation, usually trains, subways and buses are used. Please let me know if you like to hire a van.

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Highlights

  • Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Nijo-jo Castle
  • Gion
  • Yasaka Jinja Shrine
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Tenryuji Temple
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Hokanji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda)
  • Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
  • Nishiki Food Market

Important

I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.

At a high season (spring and autumn), we may not be able to visit all the spots we plan due to crowds and heavy traffic.

What‘s included
guide fee only
What‘s not included
transportation for your and guide (approx. 1,500yen/person in the case of public transportation),
lunch for you and guide (approx. 1,000-2,000yen/person),
entrance fees for you (usually temples' admissions are 400-600yen/person. Shrines have no admission fees.)
Meeting Point
At Information Counter at JR Central Gate of Kyoto Station or at your hotel (1000yen pickup fee will be added.)
Ending Point
At any place you like
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 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 ( 89 )
Helene Helene United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 hours ago

“ Excellent 2 day tour ”

We had a warm welcome from Mari. She took us on a 2 day tour of Kyoto. She is a wonderful guide, very organized. She is also very flexible with our itinerary when we wanted to climb to Monkey Park. We enjoyed her company very much and she gave us great knowledge and wonderful suggestions for our upcoming days.

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Tour of many of the main sights in Kyoto ”

Our first time in Kyoto. Mari met us promptly at our hotel. We saw the Fushimi Inari shrine, Arashiyama, Kinkakuji and Gion. Along the way we got familiar with the subway and bus system. Mari was a delightful guide.

Mari:

Dear Larry, Thank you for your tour review. I had a great time touring with you. It was enjoyable for me to listen to your trips to other countries over lunch. Mari

Beverley Beverley Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Highly recommend ”

Mari , provided us with a very enjoyable itinerary including an authentic Japanese lunch in Kyoto . She was flexible concerning our wishes yet very well organised and cognisant regarding getting back to our ship . Overall an excellent day.

Mari:

Dear Beverley, Thank you for writing a tour review. I had a wonderful time with everyone of you. Also I enjoyed your jokes very much! Mari

Gerald Gerald Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day tour ”

Mari was very good and pleasant to be with for an entire day of sightseeing around Kyoto. She was patient and worked well with my two young daughters.

Mari:

Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed touring with you, and your daughters were great! Mari

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent day and a half with Mari in Kyoto and Kobe ”

We arrived in Kobe on a 13 day around Japan cruise. We wanted to make the most of our time, so we wanted to find a guide who would take us to Kyoto on one day and then spend the other half day in Kobe. Maddie was the perfect choice. She picked us up at 9 AM at the port terminal and navigated through local subways and trains to get us to Kyoto in time to see four different strains, returning at 7 PM I would never have been able to see as much, in a leisurely fashion, on our own. It is not often that one can get to Kyoto to spend the day, so having Maddie was an absolute necessity. She provided excellent information on each of the sites we visited and helped us plan the itinerary from the beginning. We spent the next morning with her and Kobe before the departure of our shit. Once again... read more

Mari:

Dear Steven, Thank you for writing a tour review. I had such an enjoyable time with you! I had been a little worried about the weather forecast before I met you, but it turned out to be nice for both days! I was especially glad we could visit Nanzenji Temple. Mari

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