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Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Samurai Roads with History Guide

by Masaki
(60) Reviews
9h $ 356 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

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

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356.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 17.80
Extra person.
$ 8.90

Overview

Kyoto is a very attractive city even for Japanese people.
It's no exaggeration to say that the essence of Japan is here in Kyoto.
For a person who specializes in history, this city is like a treasure house.
Of course you go around beautiful spots but you also learn a lot about Japanese culture and history.
Walking around Gion in the early evening may be a lot of fun.

What to Expect

Key words :
Natural beauty, Zen Meditation, Castle, Tea Ceremony, Temple and Shrine, Garden

Arashiyama Tenryuji, Bamboo Forest
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Golden Pavilion
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kiyomizu Temple
Gion
Silver Pavilion
Ryoanji Rock Garden
Nijo Castle
Byodoin Temple in Uji

You can usually choose four destinations in the list written above.

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Highlights

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

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, Nagoya and Takayama 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 :
1500 - 2000 yen

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 (2200 yen)
Depart From
Kyoto
Meeting Point
JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point
JR Kyoto Station
Duration
9 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 ( 60 )
Kirandeep Kirandeep Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Gion and Philosophers Walk Kyoto tour ”

Masaki was a very helpful guide. Even before we started the tour with him, he gave us directions to get to Kyoto (as we were coming in on train) and helped me source a wheelchair for my Mum who needed it after she had a fall the day after she landed. He made the whole thing easier. I am glad we had him. He also provided in depth info about Kyoto through information that he put together in a booklet to make it more meaningful. And took heaps of photos of us. Thank you Masaki.

Masaki:

Hi Kirandeep, Thank you for a nice message. Very happy that you enjoyed Kyoto tour. Now you have already come back home. Hope your mother's recovery. Please say hello to all the members.

Sandra Sandra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent choice ”

We experienced a most relaxing yet educational day with Masaki, touring the sites of Uji, home of matcha. Because my husband’s mobility and energy was compromised, Masaki chose this outing for its length and flat terrain, plus he is very atuned to the history there. He was most patient with our challenges yet delivered a wonderful tour.

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

“ Great and memorable trip! ”

It was a great trip to both Nara and Kyoto. Masaki is very attentive to our interest and need. He also brought my us to Samurai and Ninja museum while we were in Kyoto (my kids enjoy them very much!). Lastly, he brought us to Sushi restaurant which was very delicious and affordable. Thank you very much, Masaki-san for you guidance. This is a very memorable trip for our family! Hope we have the chance to meet you again in the future! Kevin

Masaki:

Dear Kevin, Happy to hear of your safe return and thank you for sending a nice message. As you experienced it, all kids become a marine soldier after waring an armor. Probably it was a great experience and a memory to become a ninja. As a matter of fact, adults get excited too. Next time please visit me in Nara, my home town. Instead of ninja, you are surrounded by wild deer. Looking forward to seeing you.

Carol Carol Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Very good tour guide! ”

Excellent and easy communication with Masaki during preparation for the tour. Masaki speaks very good English. He answered all questions promptly and thoroughly and he made suggestions and sent photos of alternative sights to see when one of the places we wanted to go to was not open on the date of our tour. He went out of his way to book us additional services like the rickshaw and a van which was a last-minute decision. Everything was planned out well. Day 1 was Kyoto by van and day 2 was Osaka by public transpo. Masaki picked us up on time from our Kyoto Airbnb with the van he booked for us and dropped us off at our Osaka Airbnb after the tour. It was a very long day but everything worked out well! He picked us up again the next day from our Osaka Airbnb for our Osaka tour. Masaki gave ... read more

Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Kyoto family tour. ”

We had a wonderful day with Masaki. He gave us a lot of information about the places we visited and managed to steer us through the New Year crowds. Also he was happy to give tips and information about things to do by ourselves. He took lots of photos for us . Regards Ian,Lisa &Emma

Masaki:

Hi Ian Thank you for a prompt review. On New Year Day, Kyoto was crowded everywhere. Hope she will dance in Japan on TV. She has a talent. Thanks to cooperation, our tour went smoothly. Your Japan tour still continues, take care of yourselves because Japan becomes colder from now on. See you again.

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