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  •   Enryaku-ji temple (UNESCO world heritage site)

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

207.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people

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!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
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

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Reviews

C
Chuwei
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Japan

“ Excellent tour and guide! ”

Ryoji is professional, friendly and speaks good English. I learned a lot about Kyoto during the 2 hours tour. Highly recommend!


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Sarah
2 months ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Nice walk! ”

I ended up traveling solo so booked the evening Gion tour with Ryoji who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was especially nice to see the quieter areas away from all the crowds. The secret garden is just lovely.

Ryoji:
Thanks a lot for your positive review. I enjoyed myself guiding you. Hope to see you again!

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Bianca
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ A Wonderful Day in Kyoto ”

Despite the fact that we had different age gaps in our group (from a 6yr old to 84yr old), Ryoji was very patient and extremely accommodating to all of us. He took us to the most amazing sites in Kyoto, all the while telling annecdotes and histories of each place and taught us some of the Japanese culture. He made sure each of us had an awesome experience to remember, took us to the best places to eat, helped us find all the little keepsakes we wanted and made sure we got on the right train back home! Best tour ever!

Ryoji:
Thank you very much for your positive comment! I enjoyed myself guiding you and your family. I hope to see you again and guide you to other places. Thanks a lot again for choosing me as your guide.

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Emma
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Gion night tour ”

We all really enjoyed our tour with Ryoji. Excellent English and knowledge plus a few lovely surprises along the way. Thank you

Ryoji:
Hello Emma, Thank you so much for choosing me. I also enjoyed guiding you and your family! :D

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Larry
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Night tour in April ”

He did a great job. The tour went on time and just as promised. Spoke very good English. Gave us a very good overview of the Gion area and Kyoto nightlife. Gave us the ability to return to the area and know what we were doing.

Ryoji:
Thank you very much for your very positive review. I am honored!

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