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Central and Western Kyoto


Kyoto
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

All the locations are relatively closely situated. You need not feel any stress of excessive transportation. You can see the castle, temples, as well as a popular scenic and relaxing spot for ancient Heian nobles, Arashiyama, to your heart’s content.

Itinerary

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  • Nijyo castle
  • Kinkakuji temple
  • Ryoanji temple
  • Arashiyama area
  • Tenryuji temple
  • Bamboo forest
  • Togetsukyo bridge

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What to Expect

You can feel the atmosphere of various eras such as Heian, Muromahchi, and Edo.
・Nijyo castle
Historically very significant place where you can experience going back in time to the Edo period.
・Kinkakuji temple
The golden shining pavilion never fails to catch your heart!
・ Ryoanji temple
You will be amused with a riddle of the Zen Buddhist garden.
* Arashiyama area
・Tenryuji temple
You can stroll along a hilly pond landscape garden with Mt. Arashi in the background as a borrowed land scape as well as enjoy the seasonal flowers.
・Bamboo forest
Exciting adventure to the bamboo forest. Very refreshing!
・Togetsukyo bridge
Never turn back when crossing this bridge! I'll tell you the reason.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto or the final destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), meal fee, entrance fee

Important

*Before booking my tour, please give me your details a week of the tour in advance.
*This tour is not covered by insurance. Please take part in this tour at your own risk.
*At some places including shrines, temples and so on, Japanese currency is only available. I recommend you will have Japanese currency before the tour starts.
*Transportation fee (you and your guide), meal fee, and entrance fee is not included in the tour.
*Entrance fee at Kinkakuji temple is 400 yen for adult.
Nijyo castle is 600 yen for adult.
Ryoanji temple is 500 yen for adult. read more

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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Nga Nga United States ( Family )
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2 months ago

“ Knowledgeable, kind and patient Tour Guide we’re luckily had. ”

We’re very happy to have Ms. Miwako as our tour guide on November 11 2019. She is very knowledgeable about Nara and its attractions. Best, she knows how to accommodate our interests. She’s kind, patient; she answered our questions thouroughly. After a day with her, we feel like we had a new friend. We are sure will recommend her to my friends or family members if they have a chance to visit Nara . Thank so much, Ms. Miwako, for you good service, we have had really good time with you, ❤️😀🌹 Nga Doan and Family,

Miwako:

Dear Ms Nga and her family Thank you so much for joining my tour and your heart-warmed review. I am very happy to have such lovely guests as all of you. I have the same feeling as you have. I feel like having important friends. All of your kindness have warmed my heart. Also, thank you so much for treating me persimmon juice and sweet Mochi as a souvenir. I had Mochi with my husband. I hope you will have a nice trip in Nara on the rest days. Horyuji temple, Yakushiji temple, Toshodaiji temple, Asuka village, Mt Yoshino in Nara are worth visiting. Today I guided my guests in Kyoto. Tenryuji temple and Kinkakuji have slight colored leaves. When you visit Kyoto, you will enjoy beautiful colored leaves. Thank you so much again. Please enjoy Japan. Be... read more

Ambre Ambre United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Miwako a.k.a. Olive was fantastic! ”

Miwako met us at our hotel with a sign and was so thoughtful about our trip. We only had about 6 hours, so she had carefully planned out our agenda so we could maximize our time in Osaka. She had a great suggestion to get a weekend/holiday subway pass and that saved us thousands of yen. She really knew the history of the area and was so kind to me and my family. There were several times when she talked to the merchants for us and secured better deals than we would have on our own. Again, such a great day in Osaka with a wonderful guide!

Miwako:

Dear Ms. Ambre Thank you so much for having taking part in my tour and showing a great interest in Osaka. Also, thank you so much for your sweet compliment. I'm reminiscing you, your mother, friend and son. All of you are so lovely and kind not only to me but also other foreign visitors and shop and restaurant clerks. When we meet up, you came to me in full smile and took pictures with me. At the moment I was so happy to be blessed with such lovely guests as you. I'm impressed with your son's knowledge about Japanese history as well. I'm glad to know you enjoyed the tour and soul food in Osaka. Next time you will try Kushikatsu, which are deep-fried skewers. I hope I will meet you again. Thank you so much again for giving me a wonderful opportunity to have guided you. Fr... read more

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