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Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Shiga
Meeting Point Kyoto station
Ending Point Kyoto station
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 6h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Chinese ( Cantonese ) (Beginner) , Korean (Beginner) , Swedish (Beginner)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
6h
When?

People

209.30 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour features both hiking and visiting a stunning, rarely visited world heritage site. Hiking in Mt. Hiei, one of the three holy mountains in Japan, will reveal to you the iconic Japanese scenic beauty of mountains and a lake. We take the same route of ancient pilgrimage and hike gently up to Enryaku-ji temple, a world heritage site. Overlooking Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, we will enjoy glorious sightseeing and come down, according to your preference, on the same or a different route or by Japan’s longest cable car. Time-permitting, we will explore the bottom of the mountain with many quaint temples and shrines. The area is often used for locations for filming. This refreshing hiking tour gives you a chance to imbibe Japan’s authentic verdant beauty and rich history.


What‘s included

guide fee, entrance fee, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation, lunch and drink, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the weather is not good?

If the weather is very bad, we will cancel it. We will decide if we do or not the day before.

What clothes should we wear for the hiking?

Please wear casual clothes and casual shoes, not necessarily hiking shoes. Sneakers or sports shoes will do.

Is there anything we should bring?

Just in case of rain, please bring a rain gear, like an umbrella.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
More Frequently Asked Questions

Example of your tour experience

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

Questions? Talk to a REAL person. We have a superior customer support team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have!

Reviews

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Angela
3 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Night tour of Gion/Kyoto area ”

We had a great time with Ryoji. His English is very good. He was very interesting and accommodating--we were late arriving from Tokyo and he patiently waited for us. Very interesting to see the city at night--especially the Gion area.

Ryoji:
Thanks a lot for your comment Angela. I was also enjoying guiding you and your family. Best of luck for the rest of your travel in Japan and hope to see you again in Japan. :D

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Michael
4 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Great time ”

We had really good experience and would definitely book again when we come back to Japan.


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Kurt
4 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto Night Experience Autumn Leaves ”

Ryoji-san provided an excellent introduction to the beauty of nighttime Kyoto during the beautiful autumn leave illumination time. Ryoji customized our walk to incorporate highlights of the autumn leaves. When in Kyoto I highly recommend Ryoji to help make your visit very special.


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Brad
4 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great guide in Kyoto - loved our conversations about real life ”

My wife, son (13) and I spent an evening with Ryoji in Kyoto in late October. My goal was to see the off the beaten track Kyoto and really get to know the city through a local. Ryoji met us for an evening tour, took all of our requests in and showed us some great things in Kyoto. What I/my family like the most was a dinner we had together at the end of the tour. We talked about real life in Kyoto/Tokyo/Japan and he gave us a real sense of what his life was like on a day to day level. Exactly what I wanted my 13 son to to understand. Great guy, took care of us, decent English speaker and willing to talk about real things.


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Duane
6 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful tour ”

Ryoji is a very knowledgable and engaging guide. He was responsive to our requests by selecting the types of places that we wanted to see. He also answered our many questions about Japanese culture. Very enjoyable experience and worth the money

Ryoji:
Thanks a lot for your comment! I also enjoyed guiding you and lovely wife. I learned also a valuable lesson from you. Happy wife and happy life! Cheers! Hope to see you again in Japan. (^^)/

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