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Kyoto Shrine & Temple Tour

by Richard
(94) Reviews
7h $ 226 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Nanzenji Temple (Zen)
  • Aqueduct & Waterfall
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Yasaka Pagoda
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Shijo Street Shopping
  • Gion & Pontocho Restaurant District Walkabout
  • 45 minute Sake Tasting
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225.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra per hour for me per group.
$ 14.10

Overview

I pick you up@your Hotel (or) Kyoto Station, we hit my favorite Zen Temple with an amazing history, then one of the busiest Shrines in Kyoto, then the most famous temple; we have a few things to do there which you will love, then we have two another Shrine and one Pagoda to hit. I will take you to the Geisha District as the night settles but you must submit to the SAKE GOD!... and some Yakitori!

What to Expect

You will see Temples, Shrines, a nice 40 minute Nature Walk, a meditation waterfall, experience how to cut off your bad karma by walking under a Temple in the pitch black fo night, drink from the waterfall of health, study and love, walk a couple of amazing streets with awesome Japanese foods and crafts, see Geisha and their students (Maiko) ((HOPEFULLY)) and experience an all-around sense of old Japan and taste some awesome sake!!! Oh Yeah!

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Highlights

  • Nanzenji Temple (Zen)
  • Aqueduct & Waterfall
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Yasaka Pagoda
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Shijo Street Shopping
  • Gion & Pontocho Restaurant District Walkabout
  • 45 minute Sake Tasting

Important

If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!

There is walking involved and we will walk for about two hours, broken up into a couple of places. Be ready with comfortable walking shoes.

What‘s included
GUIDE FEE ONLY for seven hours
What‘s not included
Temple Fees, Lunch, transportation between stops. You also pay for me of course. Expect to pay approx. ¥5,000 per person for yourself for Lunch, Sake Tasting, Snack Food, Transportation and Temple Fees. Your GROUP will share the costs for the GUIDE.
Meeting Point
Your Hotel or Kyoto Station
Ending Point
Your Hotel or Kyoto Station, or I can leave you in the Gion District
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
12:00 PM ( 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 ( 94 )
Holly Holly Australia ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Rockin Richard ”

The best one day tour, Richard your communication and organisation was impeccable from the start. Thank you for showing us just how amazing Japan can be. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, thank you!

Richard:

You had better come back! I want more time with you guys. Thank you for letting me drag you around and I do hope to see you guys again! If you have the time to write this on TripAdvisor and tell folks you found me here on TripleLights, I would deeply appreciate it. Kind regards Richard

Troy Troy United States
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing 2 days in Kyoto ”

What an amazing experience to have someone who could explain Japan and Kyoto from a western and eastern perspective. His knowledge from food, to history, and mysticism were a highlight of our trip to Japan. Every place and experience was better than the last. Place yourself in his hands and enjoy. We look forward to returning to explore more of Japan and Richard would have to be a part of that! Highly recommend.

Richard:

You want 'more of Japan' with me??? Oh no, you will be in trouble! LOL Thank you so much for everything and I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves. I hope you guys come again and let me take care of you on your next Japan trip! Kind regards, Richard

siam Siam United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Tour of Kyoto and Osaka ”

My wife and I were visitng Japan in the very hot summer months of July/August. We had the pleasure of doing a single day tour of Kyoto and the next day a tour of Osaka with Richard. He was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of each city. Touring with Richard is like touring with a friend that you have known for years and can causually speak with. He is also someone that can show you all the local ******* that you would never venture into on your own. With Richard having lived in Japan for several decades he is familiar with the locals in each city making the tour seemless. Thank you Richard for proving us with a wonderful experience.

Richard:

Thank you guys for coming and sorry for the heat. I appreciate your kindness and for allowing me to drag you around Osaka!!!! Kind regards, Richard

Hai Hai United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Awesome day with Richard ”

The tour with Richard was wonderful. We learned many new things about Japan and the culture. Our boys especially enjoyed it and bonded with Richard. He was great with kids. Thank you for a great tour.

Richard:

I really do not understand why you did not leave the children with me??? I thought we had agreed I could care for them and teach them the ways of the Samurai.........LOL. Okay... maybe next time. Thank you so so much for allowing me to drag you around and show you the amazing history and culture of this amazing country. Oooooookini!! Kind regards Richard

Brannon Brannon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great tours of Osaka And Kyoto ”

We did multiple temples and learned deep insights into the Buddhist teaches. We had amazing food and beverages at all meals that allowed westerners to enjoy the real tastes of Kyoto and Osaka. He knows the Saki well and provided a great introduction. We learned a lot about the farmhouses, the castles, and about some of the wonderful food and shopping locations in the two cities. He was lots of fun and allowed us an opportunity to learn to cook local foods as well. We also saw the new Mitsubishi regional jet factory. Excellent guide!

Richard:

Thank you so much for everything. I'm glad James found his footing in Japanese food and he was a real trooper to try everything. I hope you make it around town to all the places I showed you, let me know if we have forgotten something. I do apologize for the heat. Hope we all lost a little bit aw thank you so much for everything. I'm glad James found his footing in Japanese food and he was a real trooper to try everything. I hope you make it around town to all the places I showed you, let me know if we have forgotten something. I do apologize for the heat. Hope we all lost a little bit of weight!!! LOL

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