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Kyoto off-the-beaten-path tour

by SHIN
(51) Reviews
8h $ 249 Price up to 8 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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249.20 USD

Price up to 8 people
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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
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 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 ( 51 )
Harry Harry United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ a wonderful day with Shin in Tokyo ”

Shin is a wonderful guide! He is very dedicated and willing to help. He customized the itinerary for us and stayed longer when the schedule got a little out of control. Our children liked interacting with him. Definitely to recommend Shin!

SHIN:

Dear Harry san, Thank you very much for your nice review comment. I am pleased to have been your tour guide in Tokyo. I will remember for good our nice talking about many things. I am surprised your children speak Japanese very well. I wish they will keep on learning Japanese language. I wish bright future for your family. SHIN

peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka tours ”

Mr. Shin was the best guide possible. We have 2 amazing tours with him; in Kyoto and Osaka. He met us at our acommodation and had ready for us a nice itinarary, based on our interes.He was punctual, full of energy, had a great sense of humor. Our days were spent traveling using public transportation and walking through many beautiful areas in Kyoto and Osaka. We highly recommend him. Thank you very much, Shin

SHIN:

Dear Peter san and Joanna san. Thank you very much for hiring me your tour guide. And thank you so much for nice review comment. I am glad to know your Japan tour has successfully been completed. I hope many wonderful memories will stay in your tour diary. And lovely pictures of us make me feel happy and become nice gift on my guide life. I truly wish happiness for your life. Thank you again ! SHIN

Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ 2 day tour of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka ”

Shin was a great guide for our two days. He expertly guided us through the highlights of three cities using trains, subways, buses and taxis. He is very personable, knowledgeable and professional. We are glad we selected Shin and got to know him. He definitely made our time in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara a very memorable experience.

SHIN:

Dear Robert san, thank you very much for having hired me as your three cities tour guide. Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. And I would truly appreciate your nice review. These three towns are closer in location but have different original faces. I am pleased you enjoyed traditional and modern things. I hope nice Japan tour will be going on cruiser too. Thank you so much ! SHIN

Donna Donna United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very helpful person ”

Mr Shin was very helpful. He was kind enough to scout out our Air BnB before our arrival. He took pictures and gave specific instructions on how to find it a day before our arrival. We had the 1 day tour which started at 9 am and he stayed with us way past our end time. Mr Shin made sure we were safely on our way home inspite of us letting him know that we would be ok. We managed to see the important sights around Kyoto and traveled like the locals using the bus and train system. Everything was very efficient.

SHIN:

Dear Donna san. I really appreciate your good review comment to our tour. I am please to be your tour guide whole day in Kyoto. Though I worried about raining, we were luck to have kept on going without heavy rain. This time we have been to popular landmarks like Fushimi inari shrine, Arashiyama bamboo forest & Tenruji temple, and UNESCO World heritage Golden Temple. Our last spot is Nishiki food market center of Tokyo,and it was fun to taste different local ingredients. I think you are experts of global travelers, so you will continue wonderful journey much more. I hope our Kyoto tour will remain as a shining gem-like memories. Thank you ! SHIN.

Nicholas Nicholas United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ The BEST guide in Japan!!! ”

Mr. Shin exceeded expectations and is a most highest recommended guide. I would rate him higher than 5 stars. Mr. Shin is very generous, noble, helpful, and knowledgeable guide. Please choose Mr. Shin as yout guide! He helped with train routes, taxis, and found a very good lunch for us. He knows all the picture locations and will help you capture great photos. Most of all he was very kind to our 2 year old son and helped us navigate Kyoto with our son. Mr. Shin is the best guide in Japan! Thank you very much for our wonderful tour!!!!! Please visit in Hawaii if you’re on vacation!

SHIN:

Mr.Nicholas I really appreciate to hire me as a private Kyoto tour guide. I’d like to say thank you for giving me an excellent comment. I've read your message over and over again. Upon showing your son’s photos to my wife and daughter they say how cute he is. Today I am playing with my grandchild with same age as he is. My grand kid is overlapping on my mind with Colton. On a fine day we could already share unforgettable nice memories, monkey park, bamboo forest, golden temple, vermilion gates tunnel in Fushimi inari shrine. I think the distance you travel was so far, 2500 miles, from Hawaii, but our heart distance already get closer. I wish you and your family happiness and prosperity forthcoming New Year, 2019. Aloha. SHIN ^^

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