Home Japan Kyoto Tours Kyoto Westside Story...

Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Along Samurai Roads

by Masaki
(45) Reviews
8h $ 243 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji Tempe 金閣寺
  • Gion

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
243.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.00
Extra person.
$ 9.00

Overview

Samurai disappeared long ago.
Where did they they come from and where did they go?
Almost 200 years has passed since they disappeared in this world.
But samurai culture seems to live in present Japan.
Why does it attract people from abroad along with Japanese?
You can find its answer here in Kyoto.
The answer find you a hint to live.

What to Expect

Natural beauty : Arashiyama
Culture : Zen meditation, rock garden
Three World heritage sites : Tenryuji, Ryoanji, Kinkakuji
Preserved traditional townscape in Gion
Japanese food : Gion

4.9 (45) Reviews
Excellent
 
91%
Very Good
 
9%
Good
 
0%
Poor
 
0%
Horrible
 
0%

Organized by

Masaki Licensed Guide
(45) Reviews
Contact Masaki Response Time: 2 hs

Highlights

  • Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji Tempe 金閣寺
  • Gion

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, and Takayama areas if you pay my transportation fee.

Transportation can be arranged upon request.
But public transportation system in Japan is highly developed and saves moving costs.
However taxi rides are sometimes recommendable.
To hire an individual bus might be one of the options to move around, depending on the size and ages of your group.

This tour starts at the tourist information center of Kyoto Station.
You may choose your favorite destinations or make your custom tour in Kyoto.
Traveling costs about 1000 yen (train and bus) if you use public transportation.

Admission fees :
500 yen (Ryoanji temple)
500 yen (Tenryuji temple)
400 yen (Kinkakuji temple)

Kyoto is very hot in summer. Please never forget to carry water all the time. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, lunch
What‘s not included
entrance fees (you, usually 500 - 600 yen), transportation fees during tour (you and guide, about 500 - 1000 yen), guide pickup (2000 yen)
Depart From
Kyoto
Meeting Point
JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point
JR Kyoto Station
Duration
8 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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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 ( 45 )
Sandra Sandra Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An excellent guide with a thirst for adventure! ”

Masaki was a wonderful and accommodating guide who was able to put together 2 days of off -the-beaten track adventures to Yuasa and Tsukigase. For us, traveling to a different country means meaningful interactions with locals and their way of life and this was encapsulated in our 2 days with Masaki. He was detailed oriented and meticulous. We couldn’t have asked for a better traveling companion!

Masaki:

Hi Sandra, thank you for a good review. Hear you are now in Europe. Take care of yourself there. See you!!!

John John Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto-Arashiyama, Ryoanji, Gion ”

We can’t thank Masaki enough for his personalized tour. He was knowledgeable about the sites we visited and led us through some very cool zen exercises while at Ryoanji temple. He provided us with some spectacular photos after our tour and when we are concerned about emergency alerts regarding flood conditions, he reached out to us to provide helpful advice. In the end he was more than just a tour guide but a friend.

Masaki:

John, thank you for sending a good review. Glad to hear your safe return. Hope God blesses you and your wonderful family. Masaki

Vanessa Vanessa United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A Magical Experience ”

My 16 year old daughter and I spend a day with Mr. Masaki and we couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Kyoto. We chose Mr. Masaki because of his background as a history teacher, superior english skills and great reviews. He was the greatest guide we could ever imagine - thoughtful, educational and perfect in every way. We learned so much, saw all the most wonderful spots - we left the agenda up to him and only shared our interests to inform the trip schedule. He took us everywhere and is a sheer delight to spend time with. Thank you Mr. Masaki for showing us around. If anyone is considering him as a tour guide - do not hesitate in fact, book him as fast as possible!

Ben Ben United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent Guide, New Friend ”

My family spent months planning to squeeze Kyoto, Nara and Osaka it to 2 days, with Misaki’s help we made that happen. He was kind, informative, organized and a pleasure to talk and walk with. I’d love to spend a month with him and his depth of knowledge. He was excellent at making things fun. He kept my children (11-20yrs) involved and engaged.

Anna Anna Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Superb Guide! ”

With Masaki, you can really get the local's insights on so many things. Even on locations, he will teach you the insider's scoop, places to specifically go... never a dull moment with him! English is exceptional! He has lots of creative suggestions in mind.

More tours by Masaki

Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Along Samurai Roads

(45) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 243 up to 6 people

Walk along Emperor's Roads in Nara

(45) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 243 up to 6 people

Walk Exciting, Dynamic, Exotic Osaka

(45) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 243 up to 6 people

Day Trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto or Osaka

(45) Reviews
by Masaki
9:30h $ 270 up to 8 people

Kyoto Popular Tours & Activities

Your very own Kyoto Tour!

(84) Reviews
by Masaki
7:30h $ 391 up to 4 people

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

(49) Reviews
8h $ 288 up to 5 people

Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Along Samurai Roads

(45) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 243 up to 6 people

Kyoto one day tour

(39) Reviews
by SHIN
1 day $ 252 up to 6 people