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One Day Kyoto Highlights

by Mari
(67) Reviews
8h $ 255 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
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254.80 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 9.10
Hotel pick up.
$ 9.10
Extra hour.
$ 31.85

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 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

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 Central Exit of Kyoto Station
Ending Point
At any train station
Duration
8 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 ( 67 )
Amanda Amanda Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ A great introduction to Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful day with Mari- she accommodated all our requests! We started off at Kyoto station where she helped us book our train tickets to Hakuba, her English is fantastic so it made it very easy to ask complicated questions! We then caught the train to Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine which was amazing! Back to an interesting walk around Gion with Mari answering all our questions and then subway to Nijo-jo Castle which was fabulous especially with its nightingale floor! We finished up at the beautiful Golden Pavilion which was stunning in the sunlight! Mari had bought some pictures and a small white board in which to help explain certain facts which she used on the way to each destination which was really helpful. On finishing she even helped us get back to near our accommodation even... read more

Mari:

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your wonderful comments on the tour. I had a great time with your family! It was my pleasure to help you with train tickets, and thank you for listening to my explanations with interest. I hope you’ll have an enjoyable time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Mari

Greg Greg Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Mari is a great Triplelights guide ”

Mari is a great guide for Triplelights. Mari's historical knowledge of Kyoto's feudal past was a highlight for us. The balanced itinerary was also very good between Shrines, Temples and other attractions.

Mari:

Dear Greg, I had a great time with your family yesterday. Thank you for the comment on the balanced itinerary because I try to organize it so that children don’t get bored. Hope you’ll have a nice time in Kyoto for the rest of your stay. Mari

Nancy Nancy United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tour of Kobe ”

We very much enjoyed our time with Mari! She even went out of her way to ensure an English speaking guide would be available at the Earthquake Museum which was so thoughtful and much appreciated. You will be in good hands with Mari.

Mari:

Dear Nancy, Thank you for your tour review. I’m glad you liked the arrangement I made. We had unexpected snow yesterday in Kobe, but we were lucky that we had sunshine when we strolled outside. Mari

Tracey Tracey United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very helpful and positive ”

Excellent experience Very knowledgeable

Mari:

Dear Tracry, Thank you for your tour review. I had a pleasant time with you! Mari

theodore Theodore United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Amazing time in Osaka and Kyoto ! ”

We had the most amazing time with Mari! She guided us on day one in Osaka and we saw everything we wanted. We love food so Mari took us to two of her favorite places for lunch!! We experienced local cuisine and really got a good feel of Osaka! Our next day with Mari was in Kyoto! Another excellent day ! We learned how to use the bus and subway and travelled all over town! We packed in a lot of sights but never felt rushed!! She is super knowledgeable about everything from the food, temples, shrines, bus and subways! If we return to japan she will certainly be our first choice guide! We can’t thank her enough for her amazing service and her perfect English! We already miss her !!

Mari:

Dear Theodore, Thank you so much for the wonderful tour review. Your comments really encouraged me. I look forward to a day when I can be your guide again! Mari

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