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One Day Kyoto Highlights

by Mari
(96) Reviews
8h $ 298 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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297.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 9.30
Hotel pick up.
$ 9.30
Extra hour.
$ 37.20

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 ( 96 )
Mindy Mindy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 hours ago

“ Awesome guide! ”

My husband and I spent our first day in Kyoto with Mari. She was awesome (and her English was excellent) and showed us so much in our one day together. She helped us navigate the subway system as well as understand the Japanese culture and way of living. The local yakitori restaurant she took us to was awesome and authentic too. She will customize your tour based on what you want to see and will recommend the top sights. We had a ton of fun. I highly recommend using Mari if you are in Japan.

Mari:

Dear Mindy, Thank you for your wonderful tour review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you as you appreciate our culture. Although the day was rainy, you were enthusiastic, and we had a nice talk over lunch in a quiet Kyoto house. Mari

Hai Hai United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Awesome day with Mari ”

We had a great day with Mari. She's very nice and caring. She goes above and beyond to give us a great tour. We appreciate it.

Mari:

Dear Hai, Thank you for your tour comments. I had a great time with your family. You have such a nice family! Mari

Davena Davena United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ A good day with Mari ”

We had Mari as our guide for a full day of sightseeing. She was efficient in getting us around to all the locations we asked for and even led us to a market at the end of the day. We had a full day, so she kept us moving at a pretty fast pace, but it was necessary. Thank you Mari for a good day in Kyoto.

Mari:

Dear Devena, I apologize we had to walk rather quickly. Since it was a 5 hour tour on Saturday, we had to go thru the crowds! I should have discussed more with you about the itinerary during the tour. Mari

Denimar Denimar United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent service ”

Mari San was very patient and accomodating esp with my mom who requested to stop and rest plenty of times due to foot and knee pain. Mari was very flexible and gave us different options. It felt like she was part of the family. Thank Mari San for your service.

Mari:

Dear Denimar, Thank you for your tour review. It must have been difficult for your mother to tour the last 2 days. I tried to avoid stairs as much as possible, but we had to go up stairs a few times. You have a wonderful family! I really enjoyed your boys! Mari

Rachelle Rachelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 3 days in Kansai Area with Mari ”

Our stay in the Kansai area was worthwhile because of Mari. We were able to maximize our time. Mari is very accomodating, exceptional tour guide.

Mari:

Dear Rachelle, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you and talking with your family. Thank YOU for being so nice to me! Mari

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