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Kyoto Highlights 1-Day Private Tour


Kyoto
9 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a one-day tour of Kyoto for the first visitors. Kyoto is an ancient capital for over 1,000 years. You will visit Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. All of these places are World Heritage Sites. You will also walk about at Gion area in central Kyoto, where, by chance, you will see a beautiful Maiko / Geiko.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Shogo.

  • Kinkakuji Temple, or Golden Pavilion built by the 3rd shogun in the 14th century

  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, the time-honored beautiful place

  • Gion area, one of the most popular entertainment districks in Kyoto

  • Kiyomizudera Temple famous for its huge veranda

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its 1,000 plus vermilion shrine gates

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto and Osaka Kobe areas
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto and Osaka Kobe areas

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 1,000 JPY per person, you and guide), entrance fee (1,200 JPY per person, you only), lunch (you only)

Important

Please check my availability before you ask me in oder to save your precious time. Also please note insurance is excluded.

I can also guide you in Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima), 1-day tour. My transportation fees to/from Hiroshima cost about 20,000 JPY, return.

This tour is subject to change due to traffic congestion especially in the tourist season.
Kiyomizudara Temple's main hall is now under repair. But you can enjoy beautiful view from its veranda.
You will walk for several hours on this tour. So sneakers might be recommended. Plus pllease take out insurance in preparation for an injury.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 26 )
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somila Somila Australia ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ great guided tour ”

many thanks Shogo for your fatastic guided tour in Osaka. We thoroughly enjoyed your company.

Shogo:

Dear Somila, I am so much grateful to your wonderful review. You are so nice a family. Also it's amazing that your family are so intrested in Japanese culture and tried exploring things Japanese, like mochi pounding to the fullest. I do hope you enjoyed staying in Japan. Thanks for everything, Somila. Best regards, Shogo

Tami Tami United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Osaka/Nara/Kyoto Tours ”

If you're looking for a tour guide then look no further! My husband and I had the pleasure of having Shogo as our guide for 2 days. We have booked other guides on Triplelights in the past, and Shogo is one of the best: he's easy going, flexible, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend and would definitely book him again! Thank you Shogo for the photos, and also for going above and beyond on our Kyoto tour. We had a lot of fun, and hoping to see you again in the near future.

Shogo:

Dear Tami, Thank you for your rave review of our tours for two days. You and your husband were so friendly and lovely a couple to me, looking very much like on your "Honeymoon," that I felt as if I were much younger in my thirties with my old close friends. Actually I found tour guiding real rewarding. Thank you Tami for giving me pleasant days. Best regards, Shogo

Patrick Patrick New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto & Narra ”

We found Shogo to be very knowledgeable, friendly and he made our day trip special. My son especially enjoyed the Sushi, Deer in Narra and the monkeys in Kyoto.

Shogo:

Dear Patrick, I am so much grateful to your nice review of our Kyoto & Nara 1-day-tour. It's always my great pleasure to guide such a nice family trying to explore things Japanese to the fullest. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the sushi at Arashiyama, Kyoto. Maybe you found some differences between Japan's sushi and Kiwi sushi, because fish for the sushi might be a little different. Since all of your family are sport lovers, I sincerely hope you'll visit Japan again. See you, Patrick. Best regards, Shogo

Dermot Dermot Ireland ( Couple )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Kyoto and Himeji highlights ”

Shogo was our guide for 2 days. He is very good company and his knowledge about all of the sites was interesting. On the trip around Kyoto he took us on local transport including the tram which was a great way to travel around the city. Overall we recommend Shogo as the perfect English speaking guide.

Shogo:

Dear Dermot, Thank you so much for your nice review of our tours. I hope you enjoyed strolling in Kyoto plus Himeji. Also I assume that you had a great time watching Rugby World Cup in Japan. Hopefully you will come back for the next World Cup expected in Japan in future. So again, Go Ireland!!! Best regards, Shogo

Polly Polly United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Thank you! ”

Great experience, Shogo is a lovely and very accommodating guide!

Shogo:

Dear Polly, Thank you very much for your nice feedback of our tour in Himeji, including Himeji Castle, Kokoen Japanese Garden and Shoshazan Engyoji Temple. I sincerely hope that you all have got nice and long-lasting memories from Japan. Of course please keep enjoying Rugby World Cup 2019 to the fullest.!!:) Many thanks to you, Polly and your lovely family. From Shogo

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