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Compact Tour in Kyoto

by Akiko
(5) Reviews
4h $ 27 per person


  • Sanjusangendo: there are 1001 Buddha Images in one hall.
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine: this is one of the most popular sightseeing spots with a red tunnel of Torii Gates.
  • Tofukuji Temple: especially in autumn, beautiful red maple leaves can be seen from the open hallway.

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Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
27.30 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior


This is a half day tour in the afternoon and basically we'll visit 3 sightseeing spots by using public transportation. Suppose we will start from your hotel near JR Kyoto Station.
We'll visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, Tofukuji Temple, and Sanjusangendo.

What to Expect

Among 1001 Buddah Images in Sanjusangendo, it is said that you can meet some of your acquainces. In Fushimi Inari Shrine, you can walk through a red tunnel of Torii Gates dedicated by those who worship Fushimi Inari. If you want to go up to the top of the hill, it will take more than one hour, however, you will be satisfied with visiting just the foot of the hill. This area is the highlight of Fushimi Inari Shrine. In Tofukuji Temple, you will be able to enjoy red maple leaves in autumn. If not autumn, you may change the visiting spot of course. Green leaves of them are also very beautiful in early summer.

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4.4 (5) Reviews
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Akiko Licensed Guide
(5) Reviews


  • Sanjusangendo: there are 1001 Buddha Images in one hall.
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine: this is one of the most popular sightseeing spots with a red tunnel of Torii Gates.
  • Tofukuji Temple: especially in autumn, beautiful red maple leaves can be seen from the open hallway.


My guiding charge excludes the followings (1)travel to/from your hotel ¥2000(in case of Osaka ¥1000), (2)transportaion fee, (3)entrance/admission fee approximately ¥500~700/person, (4)lunch and beverage, in case of I eat separately please pay ¥1000.
In my guiding, a child means under 13 years old.

This is one of the suggestions and you can change the visiting spots if you want. For example, we can visit Toji Temple near JR Kyoto Station instead of Sanjusangendo which is a little far from the station. If your hotel is not near JR Kyoto Station, we can arrange the tour accordingly.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), entrance/admission fee(app ¥400~700/person), trip to/from your hotel(¥2000 ), lunch & beverage(in case of eating lunch separately please pay ¥1000)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto City
Ending Point
At your hotel or any place you want to finish the tour
4 hours
Starting time
13:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 5 )
Sheela Sheela Malaysia ( Family )
8 months ago

“ such a wonderful and caring tour guide ”

Very punctual and took great trouble to explain local history and customs


Hello Sheela, Thank you very much for your warm review. I'm pleased to know your safe back to your home. I also had a wonderful experience with you. I wish you come back to Japan again. Please give my best regards to your nephew. Akiko

Lisa Ann Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ A wonderful day with Akiko ”

We had a memorable day with Akiko. She picked us up at Kobe port and took us on the Shinkansen and navigated the various train stations. We saw a spring Miyako Odori show which only performs in April at the Kyoto University. We ended with a quiet, delicious Japanese dinner of several courses and a lovely evening. My daughter and myself enjoyed our tour of Kyoto and spending the day with Akiko. Aloha....Lisa & Marisa


Dear Lisa san, Thank you for your warm review. I really feel it was I that enjoyed that whole day. I became fond of Miyako Odori. I'll visit there again someday. When you come back again to Kyoto, I'd like to show you more around Kyoto. With best regards to you and your daughter, Akiko

minal Minal India ( Friends )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ super osaka ”

In osaka we had Akiko as our day tour guide. And i must say she was very helpful and prompt and a with lot of knowlegde about osaka and was bang on with our itinery. She went out of the way for even helping us with food as we are vegetarians. Will definately recommend her as a tour guide.


Dear Minal Thank you very much for your warm review. As I mentioned before, I feel really sorry that too many people discouraged you to go into the cherry blossom garden. It was fun to eat at the food stands! It seems that it was me that enjoyed the tour. Please give my best regards to your tour mates. Akiko

Helene Helene Switzerland ( Couple )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Nice tour in Osaka Dotonbori ”

Akiko showed us some great places to eat in Osaka Dotonbori. We had a nice hour together and she gave us further good tips for our trip. Thank's Akiko for your work and help!


Thank you vey much for your warm review. To tell the truth, I've thought I could have given you better idea of visiting some more places while you are in Osaka. I wish you can finish your whole tour back to your country in peace and safety. Please give my best regards to your friend.

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Great Tour ”

It was very easy. Sent Akiko a long list of sites, she helped narrow down the places and set a nice logical route. I would use her again!


Thank you very much for your review, Mike-san. The tour included many spots, so I'm afraid if I could fully explain each place. Do you remember the narrow path near Kiyomizu Temple? Not many foreign visitors go that area. I love that area because it shows good old Kyoto. And I was very happy that the weather was very fine. The next day was rainy! When you come back next time, I'd like to show you around Arashiyama area. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife. Akiko

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