8h $ 294 up to 10 people
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Kyoto High-lights

by Tomoko
(31) Reviews
8h $ 294 up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Nijo castle
  • Kinkakuji temple
  • Fushimi Inari shrine
  • Kiyomizu temple

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293.70 USD

total price for up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour covers the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto.
NIjo castle---the only castle that is a part of the Kyoto World Heritage sites
Kinkakuji temple ---the golden temple
Fushimi Inari shrine---a thousand red torii gates making a tunnel
Kiyomizu temple---a part of the UNESCO World Heritage
( when the Nijo castle is closed, the tour will go to Ginkakuji temple )

Highlights

  • Nijo castle
  • Kinkakuji temple
  • Fushimi Inari shrine
  • Kiyomizu temple

Important

City Kyoto

Meeting Point JR Kyoto station or your hotel in Kyoto

Ending Point JR station or your convenient place

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 10
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick up


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee ( you and your guide ) 1500 yen / person
  • entrance fee
  • lunch ( you and your guide)

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.

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 before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Tomoko


National Certified Guide

(31) Reviews

Contact Tomoko
Response Time 15 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am a government licensed guide and have been working as a professional guide for over 90 groups after obtaining a license. in addition, I have 4 years of experience as a volunteer guide before obtaining a professional license, and guided over 100 groups. I am good at making tour plans based on your interests because I know my city ( I was born and brought up in Kyoto) in detail. If you are interested in historic places, I will offer a tour for historic places, If it's cultural experiences, then a tour with cultural classes such as a tea ceremony, wagashi ( Japanese confectionery) making, and so on. Why don't you ask me? I will make your time in Kyoto more enjoyable. Kyoto has a lot of sites to offer you and it is difficult for you to decide which to choose among them. I think I will be of great help.

Here are the reviews from the tours I worked as a guide on another occasion.

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Tomoko was very thorough in her preparation for our tour, adapting to our programme needs, and extremely knowledgeable of Kyoto, its transport system ensuring speedy transfers between venues and the history and detail of each activity we undertook, which included Zen gardens, temples, tea ceremony, good lunch venue, advice on other sight seeing venues and the Geisha and Gion area. Would strongly recommend her to anyone wanting a quality guided tour in Kyoto.

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We had a lovely tour today with Tomoko! She's really experienced and knows Kyoto as good as her palm! She explained us everything that we needed to know additionally for the next days and took us to the desired restaurant .. Really helpful and high level of knowledge.

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Your knowledge of all the places you took us to was unbelievable and your English was outstanding particularly your translation of the Monk's address at the Temple of the Ringing Crickets, without you we would have missed out on his enlightening message.You really took the time to consider the things that were of interest to us and provided a fantastic itinerary that left nothing out. Both of us felt at great ease in your company and we will remember our day at for many years as the highlight of our trip to Japan. Lunch was a great treat and the Bike tour enabled us to see so much of the area especially the great variety of amazing temples.

Tomoko, once again thank you so much for giving up your time to look after us for the day.

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Tomoko was very accommodating of our tour group which had a wheelchair-bound elderly. She was able to explain the history and significance of the temples we visited in good English. She also made it a point to ensure that our top interests were fulfilled during our tour with her, which was great! Last but not least, she was extremely helpful in helping one of our members retrieve a lost phone during the trip.

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I needed to organize a 4-hour tour in Kyoto within 2 days - and Tomoko Yamasho responded immediately, gave helpful tips over the internet and put together a tour tailored to my interests. When we met, she turned out to be a very knowledgeable guide, flexible to my new ideas (I had gotten some more advice from friends in the meantime) with excellent English and with a good sense of humour. Thank you, Tomoko Yoshihara.
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Reviews ( 31 )

1 year ago |   by Robin

We were in Kyoto for a short time and wanted to maximize our visit and Tomoko helped us see all the sights on our list. There were 10 in our group which can be challenging but she was extremely patient and flexible particularly when a sudden rainstorm made us change our plans in the middle of they day. When the rain stopped Tomoko once again shifted gears, just for us. We were able to visit 3 stunning shrines/temples and one museum and enjoyed a delicious lunch. I would highly recommend Tomoko as she was knowledgeable and very friendly and her English was great. Thank you Tomoko!

1 year ago |   by BENJAMIN

We did a combined Kyoto Highlights and Night Tour with Tomoko. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Tomoko provided valuable background information to the major sights in Kyoto. The Night Tour was very good, providing an insight to the GION area that only a local would know. We were very fortunate to come face to face with a famous geiko, thanks to Tomoko's strategic knowledge of the area. My family and I were thoroughly happy with the tours and highly recommend Tomoko for first - timers to Kyoto.

1 year ago |   by Sylvia

I booked Tomoko a few months before our Japan tour. From the way she answered ecery email inquiry, I sensed that we would feel comfortable with her. From the exchanges of our emails and good reviews, It was already somehow foreseen that the tour will be carried out successfully with her. True enough she delivered what was expected. Tomoko is also the kind who is patient enough to wait for her client. We were 11 in the group. Since a few of us were in their early 60's, they tend sometimes to slow down in walking. There was also an instance that she took time to look for some of us who failed to follow the group's path and got lost. From this, we saw her patience and sense of resposibility. She went extra mile in her service such as helping us choose our food written in Japanese, she also taught us how to buy train tickets even if beyond her guiding time. With regards to the knowledge on the tourist spots, no questions asked, she's knowledgible, she speaks fluently in English. Very patient. From the above, Tomoko is highly recommendable as a tiur guide in Kyoto and nearby cities. Thank you Tomoko, till we meet again! Sylvia

2 years ago |   by Erin

Tomoko was an excellent tour guide! She was extremely knowledgable and accommodating on the tour, and before we even got to that point helped me with online research so I could narrow down what I wanted to do on my tour. She helped me see the things I wanted to and buy what I needed to take home for my hobbies. I never could have gotten my sewing supplies without her! Or the seaweed they make jello with in Japan! So obviously, she caters to a wide variety of interests and knows the area, people, shops, and sights inside and out. Last, she was very kind and made great conversation along the way - it was a great experience. I cannot recommend her enough!

2 years ago |   by Peter

Tomoko was a lovely tour guide who engaged well across the 3 generations in our family group. She had paced the day appropriately and was very knowledgeable about the sites but was also happy to share local knowledge and customs. She really brought the best out of our 3 teenagers who tried out their limited Japanese and were happy to eat more traditional fare.

2 years ago |   by Eugene

Tomoko was an amazing guide! She showed up 30 minutes early at our hotel and gave us a full day tour of Kyoto that was interesting and fun. She goes out of her way for her clients. Her English is near perfect, and she has many stories to tell. She was by far the best tour guide we had in Japan. Thank you, Tomoko!

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