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Kyoto : Arashiyama Boat Ride・Golden Pavilion・Nishiki Market


Kyoto
8:30 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour is designed for a family with children and for those who want to have a fun day in Arashiyama. In addition to having a fun time on River Boat Riding, you will visit Golden Pavilion and Nishiki Food Market downtown Kyoto.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshi.

  • 10:00 AM

    Hozugawa River Boat Riding

    Two-hour ride of mild rafting from Kameoka to Arashiyama gives you a great time.
    *As the option of Boat Riding, visiting Tenryu-ji Zen Temple, Bamboo Grove and Ohkochi-sanso Villa (Japanese garden) are possible.

  • 12:30 PM

    Lunch

    At a local restaurant in Arashiyama.

  • 14:00 PM

    Togetsu-kyo Bridge

    The symbolic bridge of Arashiyama.

  • 15:30 PM

    Golden Pavilion

    The walls of the pavilion are covered with gold leaf.

  • 17:30 PM

    Nishiki Market

    This market is the oldest and lively Kyoto's fresh food markets.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Osaka, or Kyoto
Ending Point Convenient place for you, or your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up

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

Important

* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour.

* Duration of guiding service : minimum 6 hours and maximum 10 hours during the period of March 20th ~ November 31st.

* 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 34 )
4.7 (34) Reviews
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Randal Randal United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Trip to old Osaka ”

My day with Toshi was a lot of fun. We went to some interesting temples and shrine were he told me there history. We also went to parts of the city that are the same as years ago and had a really good lunch. If you want an interesting and easy to talk to guide go with Toshi. Randal

Toshi:

Hi Randal, Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately, we could not visit The Museum of Housing and Living due to the corona virus.If you have a chance to come back here, I would like to show you nice small cities in the Kansai region. Hope you had a safe and easy trip getting back home. Best regards, Toshi

Ivy Ivy United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Highly Recommend ”

We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.

Toshi:

Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you guys had a good time in Osaka and Kobe. Did you enjoy beef dinner in Kobe? Belated Happy New year to you and your family. Best regards, Toshi

jim Jim Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Historical Kyoto ”

Toshi met us at the cruise port in Osaka and with him we effortlessly navigated our way to and around Kyoto. We had a full day itinerary and met most of our highlighted points of interest. The day was longer than anticipated and Toshi stayed with us to the end, returning us to the port in plenty of time to get back on board. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would not have been able to see what we did, if we had done this ourselves. In addition, having a guide such as Toshi who has the local and historical knowledge, enriched our experience and meant that the adventure was much deeper. Toshi himself is a genuinely lovely man with interesting experiences and we wish him the best for the future. When we return to Japan, we will definitely engage Toshi, this time for the Osaka experience... read more

Toshi:

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your nice review. I myself had a such a fun day, guiding you guys in Kyoto. I’m hoping that any of you comes back to Japan again. Belated “ A Happy New Year! ” to you all. Best regards, Toshi

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Awesome experience in Osaka ”

Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!

Toshi:

Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you will come back to Kansai region and enjoy more fun places some time again. "A Happy New Year" to you and your husbnd. Best regards, Toshi

Wendy Wendy United States ( Family )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Very Structured Tour ”

If you are looking for a tour guide that is very structured and dedicated to making sure you see as much as you can in your allotted time, Toshi is the guide for you. As first-time visitors to Japan, my group was easily distracted and prone to veering off course. Toshi made sure that we stuck to the plan and didn't dawdle. He is energetic, knowledgable, and passionate about showing you the sites.

Toshi:

Thank you for your review. It seems like that you guys had a great time with interesting experiences in the Kansai region, as far as looking at the pictures you shared. Hope you will come back here again some time and explore more about Japanese culture. Best regards, Toshi

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