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Kyoto off-the-beaten-path tour

by SHIN
(46) Reviews
1 day $ 246 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Strolling around from Nanzenji Zen meditation temple to Eikando temple through Philosopher's path along river
  • Local shrines characterized by monkey and rabbit guardian animal
  • My serene old villa with green tea
  • Shin-nyodo temple dating back to 15th century, with beautiful autumn leaves and cherry blossom
  • Kurodani temple, old training center of Jodo-school of Buddhism
  • Drop by casual tavern restaurant with Yakitori, bamboo skewed charcoal-fired grilled chicken
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246.40 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

If you have been to Kyoto many times and when your get tired with famous but busiest situation there, this tour surely make you find a new face of Kyoto.
There are many wonderful off the beaten tracks for you. This menu is focusing on the eastern part, called Rakuto, facing Mt. Daimonji and its foot places.
Why don't we explore the nice hidden spots nearby my villa ?

What to Expect

1. Feel a serene and peaceful atmosphere driven by the insight feeling of Buddhism and Shintoism.
2. Take a deep breath in a fresh air and greenery to get relaxed.
3. Enjoy seasonal nature. Cherry blossom in April, azalea in May, hydrangea in June, Chrysanthemum in October, maple color in November, and cameria in the winter.
4. Experience sitting on a tatami mat floor and taste a green tea in my villa.
5. Casual Yakitori grilled chicken shop after walking.

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Highlights

  • Strolling around from Nanzenji Zen meditation temple to Eikando temple through Philosopher's path along river
  • Local shrines characterized by monkey and rabbit guardian animal
  • My serene old villa with green tea
  • Shin-nyodo temple dating back to 15th century, with beautiful autumn leaves and cherry blossom
  • Kurodani temple, old training center of Jodo-school of Buddhism
  • Drop by casual tavern restaurant with Yakitori, bamboo skewed charcoal-fired grilled chicken

Important

For the tour between Tokyo and Osaka,Kyoto, JPY 8000 shall be added to guide fee as a transportation fee for guide.

1. Casual wears and foot gears are recommended.

What‘s included
1. Tour guide fee
28000 yen
What‘s not included
Estimated budget for a tourist ( yen per head)

1. Transportation for tourists
Around 1000 yen
2. Meal and tea for tourists
Around 2000 yen
3. Entrance fee of temples and facilities etc
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city or Osaka city
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city or Osaka city
Duration
1 day
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

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 ( 46 )
Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Tour! ”

Shin is a great tour guide, we were very lucky to tour with him. Shin was very personable, great with communications and very knowledgeable. We had a great time because of Shin. Not only does he know his way around Japan and all of the reasonably priced attractions and dining, he also keeps at a good pace and ensures all in attendance are satisfied. Thank you so much!

SHIN:

Hello Anna san. I appreciate your nice review comment. I feel happy all your member had a wonderful Yokohama and Tokyo tour with me in lovely autumn season. Together with your nice school mates, as a reunion journey, I feel as if I would become a new member. Luckily both in Yokohama and Tokyo, fine weather welcomed us with beautiful autumn leaves. I hope it will be one of the happy moment in your life. Again thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide ! SHIN

Melissa Melissa Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tour of Osaka & Kyoto ”

We had a great time with Shin. He was very thoughtful, considerate of our time and was very knowledgeable. He gave us a background on each of the site was saw. I would highly recommend Shin to anyone that is looking for a tour guide.

SHIN:

Hello Melissa san. Thank you very much for your good review comment. I feel so happy you could successfully complete all itinerary smoothly. We have been to two cities, Osaka and Kyoto, with its big contrast. Kyoto with temples and nature-rich mountain, and Osaka with fun of shopping and delicious dining. I hope happiness for your family from my heart. Thank you again ! SHIN

Jodi Jodi United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour of Kamakura with Shin! ”

I did a full-day tour of Kamakura with Shin. From the minute I reached out he was very responsive and helpful in planning the day. Even with a 13-hour time difference, I never had to wait more than a few hours for a response to an email. Shin was very flexible in planning the itinerary and made some helpful suggestions. He sent me an illustrated itinerary and some information ahead of the tour. He arrived at my hotel right on time. He's very knowledgeable and open and easy to talk to and I enjoyed getting to know him. We had a few transportation challenges getting from place to place, but we still managed to not only see everything we planned - we had a little extra time. Instead of sticking with the plan and just going back to Tokyo, Shin suggested we use the time to visit another shrine ... read more

SHIN:

Hello Jodi san. I truly appreciate your nice review comment. Yes as you mention in your message, three factors are my policies. 24/7 quick responses covering the world, Customer-oriented flexibility, Maximize cost performance. From our tours, I could learn a lot of valuable things from you. Our tour in October was unusually hot day like summer time, what’s more on very busy Sunday. However thanks to your great cooperation and patience, we could manage successfully enjoying all the plan. I am sure that Kamakura, medieval Zen-culture spot, makes you feel traditional attraction and fresh feeling of olden times in Japan. By the way, a thing I have to say sorry is letting you walk long time to find best soft cream shop! If I will have another chance in the future we can reach quickly. ... read more

Erma Joyce Erma Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day in Kyoto ”

Our family had a wonderful tour of Kyoto with Mr. Shin. He is an excellent tour guide. He fetched us in our hotel in Osaka and brought us back to Osaka after the tour in Kyoto. He gave us details of our tour right after booking, then gave us update a month and then, a week before our arrival in Japan. Even with other places we visited, we would just ask him thru ******* for directions and he answered promptly.

SHIN:

Hello Ema san. Thank you very much for your warm comment. I feel so happy your family had a wonderful time in Kyoto. I think you could enjoy two places, Osaka and Kyoto. These towns are closer but having a different colors with gourmet and culture. Our tour schedule was packed with plenty of activities. But I would appreciate we could complete all plans owing to your great cooperation. In particular I remember your beautiful Kimono dress style and memorable scene of walking down the Nishiki street in the evening. I really hope this is one of the great moments on your life. Thank you and maraming salamat ! SHIN

Liat Liat United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Shin is a MUST for your trip to Japan! Best thing you can do! ”

If you're going to Japan, Shin is a must hire! Shin is THE BEST! From the start, he was so easy to communicate with, responding to emails super quickly. He is so organized and will bring you maps for your trip and spend time actually crafting a completely custom tour based on your specific interests and requests. He goes ABOVE AND BEYOND to be the best tour guide, he truly loves being a guide. On our day in Kyoto, we saw top sites and also had once in a lifetime experiences we never would have found on our own. We saw famous Temples and Shrines and for the first time on our trip, we fully understood what we were looking at. Shin also took us to lesser known Temples that were breathtaking, amazing and off the beaten path. I'm glad we didn't miss them. We ended the day at an Autumn Festiva... read more

SHIN:

Hello Liat san and Gill san Firstly I’d like to say thank you from my heart. It is nice review comment for me. I really feel happy to have been in Kyoto together on such a lovely blue sky day. Yes as you state, I love my job, tour guide. My work is not only just a root guide but like an introduction player to have tourists feel once in a life time memories in Japan tour. And I want them to touch an ordinary life in local people, different culture, fresh seasonal ingredients and everything aside from famous sightseeing places. Candidly speaking, I was thinking about which places and activities would be the best for you over and over again. So,, finally I’ve made up my mind to take gem-like off the beaten tracks near my villa, called Eastern Mountain, called HIGASHIYAMA, to rather k... read more

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