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The 1st day tour of highlights in Kyoto.

by Takashi
(6) Reviews
8h $ 249 Price up to 4 people


  • Nijo-Castle:¥600
  • Tenryuji-temple&bamboo forest :¥500
  • Ryoanji-temple (Rock garden) :¥500
  • Kinkakuji-temple (the golden pavilion) :¥400
  • Nishiki food market :free
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249.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

What to Expect

In this tour we visit Nijo-castle, Kinkakuji-temple( the golden pavilion), Ryoanji-temple (Rock garden), Tenryuji-temple, bamboo forest, and Nishiki food market. This is the golden rout for highlights in Kyoto. It takes about 8 hours. If you want to visit highlights in Kyoto for a day, I believe this tour is the best.

4.6 (6) Reviews
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Takashi Licensed Guide
(6) Reviews


  • Nijo-Castle:¥600
  • Tenryuji-temple&bamboo forest :¥500
  • Ryoanji-temple (Rock garden) :¥500
  • Kinkakuji-temple (the golden pavilion) :¥400
  • Nishiki food market :free


This tour is not available on the end and the start of the year and Tuesdays in January, Jury, August and December because Nijo-castle is closed on these days.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), lunch(you and guide), entrance fee(you)
Meeting Point
At Kyoto station or your accommodation in Kyoto.
Ending Point
At Kyoto station
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is transportation fee?

We mainly use 1day bus pass which costs ¥500. We also use subway and train, which cost approximately ¥500-¥650 per person.

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 ( 6 )
2 years ago

He knew good places to visit and places to eat. We will recommend him to your our friends as well as you website.


Thank you so much! I'll contact you when I go to USA;-)

Nancy Nancy United States ( Family with kids )
3 years ago

Takashi was very flexible and was able to meet me and my son earlier than planned as we were feeling tired and jet lagged. He took us on a nice stroll around the Gion area and showed us the highlights. He was helpful with background information of the area and helped maneuver us around the crowds and took some photos for us. Lastly, he showed us a local restaurant per our request that served a local dish. Thank you Takashi!


Hello Nancy, Thank you for the review! I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. And thank you for the chocolate. It was so nice! Takashi

Anne & Laura Anne Australia
Very Good
3 years ago

Takashi was a very good guide, he showed us some interesting sights in Kyoto which we wouldn't have seen without him. He was very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommended him as a tour guide.


Hello, Anne Thank you for your review. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travel in Japan(^^)

michael Michael Australia ( Family with kids )
3 years ago

Takashi provided a good quick and informative overview of Kyoto on our first visit. Due to time taken for 5 yr old to also walk the tour was flexible enough to add an extra hour to cover off local highlights of Kyoto. Great base to get bearings.


Thank you for your review. I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope you could enjoy your travel after Kyoto too. Thank you again for taking my tour (^^)

Sacha Sacha Korea, Republic of ( Friends )
3 years ago

Takashi was a great tour guide! Very knowledgable about the area and even helped us find a great restaurant to have dinner after our tour was over. Definitely recommend :)


Hi,Sacha Thank you for your review(^^) I really appreciate it!

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