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Kyoto off-the-beaten-path tour

by SHIN
(30) Reviews
1 day $ 258 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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Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 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

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 30 )

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Samira

“ Great days in Tokyo and Yokohama ”

very good organization, customer orientated, very good explanations. Thanks for the great days in Tokyo and Yokohama!

Excellent
5 days ago |   by Cathy

“ Above and Beyond ”

I presented Shin with a challenge when organising my tour by wanting a more everyday cultural experience. My initial request was very vague and wishy washy. Shin was constantly patient in working with me to come up with an itinerary. In the end we settled on a mixture of high and low culture and we packed a lot of experiences into a very fun day. Shin is very generous in his nature and keen to try to fulfill the wishes of anyone booking with him. He was very helpful about other aspects of travelling in Japan both before and after our tour. Thank you so much Shin. I look forward to booking with you again next time I am in Japan.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Nilo

“ Shin is an excellent tour guide! ”

I just want to commend Shin san for the excellent handling our our tour in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. He went out of his way to help us and attend to our needs as well. Our vacation was a very pleasing and memorable experience.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Komang

“ Memorable first visit ”

Shin was so fantastic. easy going, a should must guide... We spend 3 days with him, he show us how to use Train, what should we do, etc my son really love the adventure that Shin took us. Hope to see him in the future, memory remined Thank you so much Kakek Shin for the wonderful trip, your cucu so deep in love with Japan.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Evelyn

“ Tour with SHIN in Tokyo ”

SHIN without a doubt was the very best guide we have ever had, and we have traveled all over the world. He was knowledgeable, knew the best places to see, eat and shop. He went way over what he was supposed to do. Spent many extra hours with us without charge. Went out of his way to make sure we saw everything we wanted, made reservations for us and guided us with a friendly, happy attitude. Could not have enjoyed Tokyo the way we did without him. Only sorry we didn't use him for our guide in Kyoto. My husband and the two friends we traveled with all felt the same way, he was the best guide ever. Thank you, thank you, SHIN.

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