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Kyoto High-lights

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


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

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293.70 USD

Price 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 )

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Tomoko Licensed Guide
(32) Reviews


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


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)
Meeting Point
JR Kyoto station or your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
JR station or your convenient place
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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 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 prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 32 )
9 months ago |   by Yook

“ A Pleasant Guide who has a good sense of humour ”

Tomoko has a good command of the English Language and Japanese history.She was accomodating towards our request for the tour and choice of lunch. Due to the great distance between each tourist site in Kyoto, we found that we spent alot of time travelling on the bus/train. Although that is an experience in itself , it took up the bulk of the time. Tomoko took care to assist us at the ticket booths and made sure we were comfortable on the pubic transport. It was easy to talk to her. On hindsight, we should have requested for the tours to be much earlier so that we could hear her explanations without the noise of the crowd drowning her voice and also to take better photos. Thank you Tomoko.

11 months ago |   by Sandra

“ Such a fun guide! ”

Tomoko was super fun to be around, very down-to-earth and extremely knowledgeable. Absolutely recommend her as a guide!

11 months ago |   by Marisa

“ Very knowledgable and friend ”

thank you for tailoring the tour to our needs! we enjoyed spending two days with you.

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Natalie

“ First time in Kyoto ”

Tomoko is very knowledgeable , we loved to experience Kyoto with her! Thank you Tomoko

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Rosanne

“ Professional and informative tour guides ”

The night Gion tour was the best and very interesting. details of history of temples and Garden areas interesting. Pleasant and very accomodating. Be aware the total cost of tour is higher if guide travels with you anywhere except a walking tour. Our evening tour was a fixed price however we used our JR passes for Nara and had been asked by guide to pay for her transportation. It was a little on the spot as I thought this was included in her tour price her own transportation. in our case it was close to 20.00 U.S. higher we paid her directly as we had to pay for all her transportation not just the local bus we all took while touring outside of our JR passes. She was very very helpful in helping us make reservations back on our bullit train not realizing it was a holiday. Very satisfied. .

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