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Kyoto : Arashiyama Boat Ride・Golden Pavilion・Nishiki Market

by Toshi
(19) Reviews
8h $ 260 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Hozugawa River Boat Riding : two-hour ride of mild rafting from Kameoka to Arashiyama
  • Iwata-yama Monkey Park : during the month of AUGUST, GUIDING IS NOT AVAILABLE.
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge : symbolic bridge of Arashiyama
  • Bamboo Grove : walking on a path surrounded by bamboos
  • Golden Pavilion : the walls are covered with gold lief
  • Nishiki Market : the oldest and lively Kyoto's fresh food markets
  • Option : "Tenryu-ji temple and Ryoan-ji temple", instead of Hozugawa River Boat Riding
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260.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 32.55
Extra hour.
$ 32.55

Overview

This tour is designed for a family with children and for those who want to have a fun day in Arashiyama. In addition to walking through unusual bamboo grove, you will have a fun time on River Boat Riding, visiting Golden Pavilion and looking at interesting things sold in Nishiki Market, downtown Kyoto.

What to Expect

- If you are not interested in visiting Hozugawa River Boat Riding, you can visit Tenryu-ji Zen temple ( UNESCO World Heritage site) in Arashiyama, and Ryoan-ji temple (famous Rock Garden) as the option.

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Highlights

  • Hozugawa River Boat Riding : two-hour ride of mild rafting from Kameoka to Arashiyama
  • Iwata-yama Monkey Park : during the month of AUGUST, GUIDING IS NOT AVAILABLE.
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge : symbolic bridge of Arashiyama
  • Bamboo Grove : walking on a path surrounded by bamboos
  • Golden Pavilion : the walls are covered with gold lief
  • Nishiki Market : the oldest and lively Kyoto's fresh food markets
  • Option : "Tenryu-ji temple and Ryoan-ji temple", instead of Hozugawa River Boat Riding

Important

* If your hotel is in Osaka city and your tour is in Osaka, you do not have to pay my transportation fee to your hotel from my home.
* If your hotel is located in an area other than Osaka city, I will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from my home in Osaka at the end of the tour.

* If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

- Hozugawa Boat Ride : 4100 yen/adult・2700 yen/child
- Admissions : approximately 1400 yen/adult ・1200 yen/junior high student
- Transportation fees : approximately 1400 yen/adult・700 yen/child (under 12 years old)

・Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.


・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.
・If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, etc... ,
- Hozugawa River Boat Ride : 4,100 yen/adult・2,700 yen/child
- Admissions : approximately 1400 yen/adult ・1200 yen/junior high student
- Transportation fees : approximately 1400 yen/adult・700 yen/child (under 12 years old)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka, or Kyoto
Ending Point
Convenient place for you, or your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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 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 ( 19 )
Margit Margit United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day in Kyoto ”

Toshi was super nice. He took us to some great places. He had a lot of knowledge about Japan. When we forgot our umbrellas in his backpack (we were luck to not have rain) he went completely out of his way to bring them to our next hotel. Thanks so much for all the help Toshi!!!

Toshi:

Hi Margit, I saw a few umbrellas and a raincoat in my back pack, after I got back home. I completely forgot to return them to you. I was hoping that it would not rain in Kyoto next day, while I kept them. I think the weather was OK, wasn't it? Thank you very much for your nice review. Best regards, Toshi

Ted Ted United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ What more could you ask for? ”

Toshi spoke excellent English, was very pleasant to be with and took us all the places we requested to go. All this for just 5 of us at 1/3 the price of a cruise ship land excursion covering the same things on a bus of 40 people.

Toshi:

Hi David, I do not know about the land excursion trip for cruise ship passengers. But I'm happy that your family members seemed to enjoy my guiding service in Osaka. Thank you very much for your review. Please tell Paul that I had sent the post card right away, which he asked me to send just before all of you went back to the cruise ship. Best regards, Toshi

Esther Esther Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Knowledgeable and Eloquent Guide ”

We required a guide who can speak good English and is knowledgeable of the history of the places that we are interested in touring in Kyoto and Osaka. From a roster of guides on Triple Lights, we chose Toshi because he had his college education in the U.S. and worked as a media coordinator which hopefully will ensure a well-organized tour. We were not disappointed. Toshi had good command of both written and spoken English language. His choice of words were precise and accurate. In terms of organization, Toshi started communicating with us 2 months before the tour and we gave him an idea of our interests, the places that we intend to visit and the profile of our group. Before our arrival in Japan, he had sent a proposed itinerary for our review. We had to revise the itinerary along ... read more

Paul Paul Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great tour guide ”

Toshi was a very affable and knowledgeable guide.

Toshi:

Hi Paul and Sam, Thank you very much for your review. I hope your exploration at the Shrine will go well. If you find anything interesting, please share it with me. Best regards, Toshi

Nigel Nigel United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Fantastic Day ”

What a great guide,

Toshi:

Simple, but powerful message.Thank you very much. I'm hoping that your wish will come true and come back to Japan again. Best regards, Toshi

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