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Comprehensive Nijo castle & Kyoto highlights

by Rick
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6h $ 167 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Nijo castle
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Nishiki market
  • Option: Gion amusement quarter (+1.5h)

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167.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Option (Gion amusement quarter 1.5h).
$ 41.85
Extra person.
$ 41.85

Overview

Nijo castle is not just an old castle but it is a great showcase of Japanese art, history and architecture. Kyoto certified tourgude Rick will explain deep inside of this Nijo castle taking double time of standard tour. After that we will visit Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nishiki market. Option for walking around Gion amusement quarter can be added.

What to Expect

This tour will take you to the inside of the Japanese art scene, history of architecture and then take you to the center of food culture. You must be satisfied with this sophisticated and unique tour to feel other side of Kyoto than visiting temples & shrines. Recommended to the art, history and food lovers or Kyoto repeaters!

Organized by Rick

Licensed Guide
(1) Reviews

Highlights

  • Nijo castle
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Nishiki market
  • Option: Gion amusement quarter (+1.5h)

Important

The tour will not be operated on the following days because Ninomaru Palace of Nijo castle will be closed.
1. Every Tuesday in January, July, August, December
2. Between Dec.26 2017 to Jan.4 2018

City Kyoto

Meeting Point At the lobby of your hotel in central Kyoto

Ending Point Nishiki market

Duration 6 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • Hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area


What‘s not included
  • Transportation fee (apx. 800JPY for Subway)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee (600JPY for Nijo castle)
  • Foods in Nishiki market

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Rick


Licensed Guide

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

My name is Rick and I was born and grew up in Kyoto.
Kyoto has so many sightseeing spots based on its 1000 year history. I will propose you the "must see" spots from local eyes not only temples & shrines but also alternative side of Kyoto. As Kyoto certified English guide, I will guide you with high hospitality for your satisfactory stay in Kyoto.

1. For the first visitors
I will prepare the tour with selection out of the spots as Nijo-castle, Imperial Palace, Nishiki-market, Gion amusement quarter, Arashiyama area and some temples and shrines of World Cultural Heritage Sites based on your request and taste.

2. For the visitors who want to see more spots than regular tours
I will prepare the tours visiting traditional handycrafts ateliers or the walking tour through philosopfer's path or Fushimi area tour for visiting Sake brewery or riding classical boat, etc.

3. For the repeaters or history & relics lovers
I can make tours visiting some hidden relics to find out the Kyoto's historical footprint from anciet captal to 150 years ago when Shinsen-gumi or Sakamoto Ryoma was walking around, etc.

Please make any inquiry for your preferrd type of Kyoto guiding without hesitation. I would be happy to propose you with the type of tour that makes your visit in Kyoto unforgettable one. read more


Reviews ( 1 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Dorie

“ BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER ”

Rick is beyond excellent! My friend and I both agreed - he is the best tour guide we have ever had! He went above and beyond for us!! We loved having him as our guide and appreciated the insight he offered at each site along the way. He helped us tremendously with navigating around Kyoto. He is beyond kind and such a gentleman - carrying my suitcase throughout the station for me - and that's just a small fragment of the kindness he showed!! Rick's English was very good and he understood everything we said which can't be said of the other tour guides we worked with. Rick was truly the best in every way!!! If you need a tour guide definitely book Rick!!

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