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One day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(229) Reviews
13h $ 376 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within a day. We will use the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto at 11:00 which costs 28,000JPY per adult (you and the guide) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the following three routes (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History).
  • 1. Miyabi: 11:30-12:30 Fushimi Shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: 13:00-13:30 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: 14:00-15:30 Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden:11:30-12:00 Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: 12:00-13:00 Tenryu-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: 13:00-14:30 Bamboo trail in Arashiyama (Lunch)
  • 2. Golden: 15:00-15:30 Ryoan-Ji Temple ( Dry landscape garden)
  • 2. Golden: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: 11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: 12:30-14:00 Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: 14:30-15:30 Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: 16:00-17:30 To-Ji Temple (The Worl Heritage, traditional old Buddist Temple with great statues of Buddha )
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376.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 37.60
Extra person ( from the 6th person ).
$ 75.20
Pick up charge outside of Tokyo.
$ 47.00

Overview

This tour is for those who want to visit Kyoto and return to Tokyo within a day.
We will use the bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto, which costs 28,000 JPY per adult (you and the guide), in addition to my guiding fee.
You can choose one route from the list bellow.
1. Miyabi route (Most popular places)
2. Golden route (Most scenic places)
3. History route (Most quiet and historical places)

What to Expect

You can visit popular sites in Kyoto without staying there.
You can leave your luggage at your hotel in Tokyo and enjoy your sightseeing in Kyoto within a short stay, such as a business trip.

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Highlights

  • This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within a day. We will use the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto at 11:00 which costs 28,000JPY per adult (you and the guide) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the following three routes (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History).
  • 1. Miyabi: 11:30-12:30 Fushimi Shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: 13:00-13:30 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: 14:00-15:30 Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden:11:30-12:00 Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: 12:00-13:00 Tenryu-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: 13:00-14:30 Bamboo trail in Arashiyama (Lunch)
  • 2. Golden: 15:00-15:30 Ryoan-Ji Temple ( Dry landscape garden)
  • 2. Golden: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji Temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: 11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: 12:30-14:00 Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: 14:30-15:30 Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: 16:00-17:30 To-Ji Temple (The Worl Heritage, traditional old Buddist Temple with great statues of Buddha )

Important

The guiding fee does not include the transportation cost of you and the guide between Tokyo and Kyoto which is 28,000 per adult. You can use JR pass but please pay the transportation cost of the guide.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

This tour uses public transportation and we have to depend on trains and buses in Kyoto.
This tour is for those who stay in Tokyo area. If you will stay in Kyoto, I can start the tour from morning but please pay the transportation cost of the guide.
I will book your seats of the Shinkansen if you agree to pay me in cash about 28,000 JPY per adult at our tour.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up (no charge)
What‘s not included
Transportation cost of you and guide (about 30,000 JPY per person, including that of the Shinkansen)
Lunch (from 1,000 JPY per person for you and guide)
Entrance fee of you (400 to 600 JPY per place per person)
Depart From
Tokyo
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
13 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost ?

About 30,000 per adult including the guide and 15,000 per children under 12 years old
This includes the cost of about 28,000 per adult for the Shinkansen.

Can we use JR pass ?

Yes, you can use JR pass but you can not take the bullet train Nozomi by JR pass and we have to shorten the time to stay in Kyoto by about one hour.

Can we stay in Kyoto ?

Yes, you can but please pay my trip back to Tokyo.

How much are the entrance fees?

Entrance fees in JPN are as follows.
Tenryu temple adult 500, child 300
Kinkaku temple adult 400, child 300
Sanjusangendo templeadult 600, child 400
Where the age of a Child is from 6 to 11.

Can we have a two day tour ?

Yes, you can.
If you take two days of this tour, I will discount my lodging cost in Kyoto.

How are the schedule of the tour ?

The following is for Miyabi route.
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinaknsen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:07-11:12 Train to Inari
11:12-12:38 Fushimi-Inari shrine sightseeing
12:38-13:00 Train to Sanjusangendo temple
13:00-14:00 Sanjysangendo temple sightseeing
14:00-15:00 Walk&Lunch
15:00-15:30 Bus to Kinkaku temple
15:30-16:30 Kinkaku temple sightseeing
16:30-17:30 Train to Kyoto St.
18:00-20:30 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
21:00 Return to your hotel

The following is for Golden route
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinaknsen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:17-11:33 Train to Arashiyama
11:33-12:50 Tenryu temple sightseeing
12:50-13:30 Bus to Ryoan temple
13:30-15:00 Ryoan temple sightseeing&Lunch
15:00-15:30 Bus to Kinkaku temple
15:30-16:30 Kinkaku temple sightseeing
16:30-17:30 Bus&Subway to Kyoto station
18:00-20:30 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
21:00 Return to your hotel

The following is for History route
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:17-11:30 Train to Sanjusangen-Do Temple
11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple sightseeing
12:00-12:30 Train to Gion
12:30-13:30 Gion area sightseeing&Lunch
14:00-15:00 Nijo Caste
15:30-16:30 To-Ji Temple sightseeing
16:30-17:00 Train to Kyoto station
18:00-20:30 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
21:00 Return to your hotel

I want to take this tour during my layover at Narita Airport. Is it possible?

It takes about three hours for the return trip from Narita to Tokyo in addition to 12 hours of this tour from Tokyo to Kyoto.
That means you need at least 15 hours of waiting time of layover at Narita.
Moreover, you have to come to Tokyo as it will be too early for me to pick you up at Narita.

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 ( 229 )
LORETTA LORETTA United States ( Solo )
Excellent
12 hours ago

“ What a Fantastic First Day in Tokyo ”

This was my first day touring in Tokyo with Yuki. I have 3 more consecutive days coming! Yuki is a great guide! Very knowledgeable and very attentive to everything. I am looking forward to my next 3 days with him. He is like a miracle worker and I feel very fortunate to have him as my guide! Thanks Yuki! I'll be recommending you to others!

Yuki:

Dear Loretta, Thank you for taking my tours for four days. I will do my best to make them as comfortable and interesting as possible for you. Best regards, Yuki

Fergil Fergil Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Most cultural experience in Tokyo ”

Yuki went above and beyond and organised a traditional tea ceremony in which I participated whilst wearing a traditional Yukata. I specifically wanted to do this and he arranged it all for me. He was an amazing tour guide taking me to all the places I wanted to see. I highly recommend Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Fergil, Thank you taking my tour. The tea ceremony is my favorite, but they don't offer it to one person so I joined it. You looked nice with your Kimono! Best regards, Yuki

Joseph Joseph United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Yuki is an excellent guide ”

Yuki knows Tōkyō inside out. He was very accommodating and changed the itinerary at our request on the fly. I highly recommend him. He guided my daughter and I for 2 days.

Yuki:

Dear Joseph, Thank you for taking my tour for two days. The weather was strange but we took the advantage to visit new places. Thank you for accompanying me to the observatory and the Digital Art Museum. Best regards, Yuki

Dan Dan United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ We were very grateful to have Yuki as our guide! ”

Yuki did an excellent job guiding us through the one day "Hakone Memories" trip, starting from meeting us right in our lobby all the way to getting us back at the end of the day. Yuki was consistently knowledgeable about navigating the sometimes complicated travel conveyances. He adjusted our agenda based on weather and our preferences. When some members of our party used their IC Card instead of the Hakone Free Pass ticket at some of the ticket turnstiles, causing the IC Cards to be set to an error state, Yuki got everything straightened out. He made the whole experience seamless and carefree. We even got a momentary view of Mt. Fuji from the Shinkansen, despite most of the day being overcast. We were very thankful to have Yuki as our guide!

Yuki:

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking my tour of Hakone. It was a good tour although we can not see Mt. Fuji very well. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Jessica Jessica United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Historical Tour of Yokohama ”

I spent two separate half-days with Yuki as my guide in Yokohama. I requested a historical walking tour of Yokohama, which was not previously a set tour, but which Yuki took the time to research and design just for me. He went the extra mile to create easy to understand slides for me on his iPad that he would reveal at key locations and moments, which helped me more easily understand the history of Yokohama in particular, as well as the broader history of Japan. I recommend Yuki to anyone who wants to learn more about Yokohama's history (especially from the 1850's opening to foreign trade until the present), while visiting interesting sightseeing spots and historically important locations in the city.

Yuki:

Dear Jesssica, Thank you for taking my tours and write a nice review with complements. You gave me the change to learn deeper on the history of Yokohama. Based on this opportunity, I can improve my tour for those being interested in Japanese history and related sightseeing spots in Yokohama. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Japan. Best regards, Yuki

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