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Central and Western Kyoto

by Miwako
(1) Reviews
8h $ 248 Price up to 5 people


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

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


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.

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


*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

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), meal fee, entrance fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto or the final destination
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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 ( 1 )
Ambre Ambre United States ( Family with kids )
1 month 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!


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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