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One day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(218) Reviews
13h $ 372 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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372.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 37.20
Extra person ( from the 6th person ).
$ 74.40
Pick up charge outside of Tokyo.
$ 46.50

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)
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

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 Shinaknsen 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 ( 218 )
Patricia Patricia Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Imperial Palace Tour ”

Yuki was great! He was so patient with us and all our many questions. He not only took us on the guided tour but also went out of his way to give us tips on how to easily navigate our way around Tokyo, and more!

Yuki:

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review so soon. It was a rainy day, but better than the hot summer days. I am glad that we made the special tour of the Imperial Palace. Please enjoy your stay and foods in Japan. Tower knife on the 4th floor of Soramachi shopping center next to Tokyo Sky Tree is the best place to buy Japanese knives. Best regards, Yuki

Steve Steve United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Kyoto on Bullet Train ”

Travelled from Tokyo to Kyoto and back with Yuki. Yuki picked us up on time and diligently had prepared all matters for our trip - trains , taxis, lunch and what meals to have , he was extremely friendly and spoke excellent English and knowledgeable of all aspects of Kyoto. We toured the famous sites of Kyoto and had a wonderful time shopping and eating in the areas as well. AAA+ service 👍🏼‼️

Yuki:

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review with the highest rating. It was very hot in Kyoto on the day so we skipped several places, but I feel happy that your family enjoyed the Shinkansen and delicious foods. My tour is flexible to adjust what you feel comfortable. Thank you for providing me the green seat of the Shrinkansen, it was nice. Yuki

Daniel Daniel Hungary ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide at Tokyo Imperial Palace ”

If you need a private guide tour, then Yuki is the best choice for it. He knows lots of from Japan's history and he gave a perfect Imperial Palace for us and he escorted us to the Tokyo Station at the end of the tour. I can 100% recommend his guide for everybody.

Yuki:

Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking my tour and writing the review with the highest rating. I hope my tour is useful for your travel in Japan. Best regards, Yuki

Michele Michele United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Yuki was the best! ”

We went to Mount Fuji with Yuki last week, and we are so glad we chose him as our guide! Before the trip, we messaged back and forth about the cost of bus vs. train, and Yuki did all of the research to let us know which would be more cost effective. Our hotel was in the Okubo area (not where most easy-to-get-to Shinjuku hotels are), and he willingly met us in the hotel lobby on the morning of the tour. Yuki led the way as soon as we met him. Japan's train/bus stations could get confusing at times, so it was nice to have someone who confidently got us to where we needed to be. Once we got to the Mount Fuji area, Yuki noticed that the clouds were blocking the view of the mountain, and suggested an alternative to what we had planned that day so that we would be able to see it. We drov... read more

Yuki:

Dear Michele, Thank you for taking my tour to Lake Kawaguchi and write such an intensive review. The weather was unpredictable on the day so I did my best to provide you the best tour of mine. It was fortunate for us to see Mt. Fuji on a cloudy day. We planed to visit the Koreito Pagoda to see Mt. Fuji but the clouds blocked Mt. Fuji in the direction so I asked the taxi driver to take us to the west where we found the great view of Mt. Fuji. The DVD we watched at the Kimono Museum was very educational. By all means, it was a good experience for me too. Best regards, Yuki

Bob Bob United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Best time with Yuki ”

Yuki is so knowledgeable and Friendly Always informative and the use of the iPad to show us maps was great. Can’t wait for our next tour with him

Yuki:

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking my tours and write the review before the second tour of Kamakura. You are very friendly persons with good manner. See you tomorrow! Yuki

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