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


City Kyoto
Meeting Point At Kyoto station or your accommodation in Kyoto.
Ending Point At Kyoto station
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 4

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.



257.60 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 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.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee(you and guide), lunch(you and guide), entrance fee(you)

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Example of your tour experience

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

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11 months ago , From: United States

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;-)

1 year ago , From: United States

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

1 year ago , From: Australia

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(^^)

1 year ago , From: Australia

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 (^^)

1 year ago , From: Korea, Republic of

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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