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Kyoto & Nara Private One Day Tour

by Shogo
(2) Reviews
9h $ 284 Price up to 7 people


  • Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto
  • Fushimiinari Shrine in Kyoto
  • Todaiji Temple in Nara
  • Gion area in central Kyoto

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283.50 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


This is a one-day tour of Kyoto and Nara, ancient capitals of Japan for 1,000 plus years and 70 years respectively. You will visit World Heritage sites such as Kyoto's Kiyomizudera Temple and Fushimiinari Shrine, and Todaiji Temple in Nara. You will also visit Gion area in central Kyoto where, by chance, you will see a beautiful Maiko (Geisha). I'm very much looking forward to seeing you.

What to Expect

On this private tour you will visit World Heritage Sites in Kyoto and Nara, such as Kiyomizudera Temple, Fushimiinari Shrine, both in Kyoto, and Todaiji Temple in Nara. You will also walk about at Gion area which is one of the five entertainment districts in Kyoto. You will by chance see a Maiko (Geisha).
Kiyomizudera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine are located in the eastern part of Kyoto. Kiyomizudera Temple is characterized by its huge veranda from which you will enjoy breathtaking view over Kyoto. Though it is under repair right now, being put a cover.
Fushimi Inari Shirine is world famous for its one thousand vermilion Shrine gates.
Todaiji Temple is about 30km south of Kyoto. It houses the Great Buddha Statue. You will also walk about in the Nara Park popular with deer. They are very much friendly to visitors, and often get a little greedy when you show something to eat to them.
Gion area is located in the central area of Kyoto, retaining the good old days of Kyoto. If you are lucky enough, you will see a beautiful Maiko (Geisha).

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  • Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto
  • Fushimiinari Shrine in Kyoto
  • Todaiji Temple in Nara
  • Gion area in central Kyoto


Kiyomizudara Temple's veranda is now under repair. But you can enjoy beautiful view from the temple.
You will walk for several hours on this tour. So sneakers might be recommended. Plus pllease take out insurance in preparation for an injury.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in kyoto and Osaka Kobe areas
What‘s not included
transportation fee (apx. 1,500 JPY), lunch, entrance fee (apx. 1,000 JPY),
Depart From
Kyoto , Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto and Osaka Kobe areas
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto and Osaka Kobe areas
9 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 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 ( 2 )
Ron Ron United States ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Walking Tour of Osaka & Nara ”

Shogo was great for us. He was very accommodating for us and our 10 year old boy. We were able to explore Osaka Castle and the Horyu-ji Temple in Nara. We finished out walking the streets of Dotonburi and had a great lunch there in a popular Japanese restaurant. We made the best of a very hot day in July and were able to see some of the most amazing places that we could not have accomplished without Shogo. I highly recommend him to anybody wishing to make the the most of limited time.


Dear Ron, I am so much grateful to your nice reviews of my tour. It was my great pleasure to have guided such a lovely family. I'm also very glad to hear that you enjoyed staying in Osaka and came home safe. Your family were a lot of fun to talk with about a variety of topics. I remember your cheerful 10 year old son told me his wonderful dream. So now I'm dreaming. Some day we will be doing a wonderful space traveling with a lot of people. Yes! The name tag on a cockpit is saying "Captain T." Dreams always come true. 100 %. I sincerely hope this tour was quite memorable for your family. Hopefully you visit Japan again in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. See you all, Ron. Best regards, Shogo

Dietmar Dietmar Germany ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

We had a very well organized tour with Shogo. He picked us up at the hotel and made the day sucessful for us. He understood exactly our request and overcome our expectations.He explained all points of interest very well and gave also alot of history behind it, He accomanied us onn our tour in a very friedly and professional manner.We can strongly recommend to arrange a tour with him. Thank you Shogo keep going in this way.


Dear Dietmar, Thank you very much for your nice review of my tour. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed core Kyoto and came home safe. I think we visited the best places in Kyoto. I'm sorry that it drizzled all day long and cherry blossoms were in full bloom one week earlier this year, with the peak of cherry blossom viewing coming nearly to the end in Kyoto. It was my great pleasure to be a tour guide for a lovely couple. I had a wonderful time with you both, chatting about a variety of topics. I'm looking forward to see you again in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Thank you very much Dietmar. Best regards, Shogo

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