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Comprehensive Nijo castle & Kyoto highlights

by Rick
(22) Reviews
6h $ 193 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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193.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Option (Gion amusement quarter 1.5h).
$ 46.00
Extra person.
$ 46.00

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!

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Highlights

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

Important

Please send me a message in advance if you want to reserve a tour of two or more consecutive days.

The tour will not be operated on every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and between Dec.26 2019 to Jan.3 2020 because Ninomaru Palace of Nijo castle will be closed.

Kyoto Imperial palace will be closed every Monday except Apr.30, Jul.16, Sep.17,24, Oct.8, Dec.24 2019. Also it might be closed on some specified days for some events. In this case, other visiting spot will be replaced. The information is given upon inquiry.

The total walking distance of this tour is about 5 Km. (2 Km in Nijo castle, 2 Km in Kyoto Imperial Palace, 1 Km in Nishiki market)

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
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

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 ( 22 )
Elsa Elsa United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Kyoto trip in June ”

Rick is a very nice and polite guide. He took care of us, and our preferences. He made sure we had enough time in whatever we wanted to do. He also answered our questions, and was eager to share his knowledge of Kyoto with us. He has a great attitude. Thank you!

Rick:

Dear Elsa, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure and I am very glad you liked the tour. You and your families are so nice that I also enjoyed the tour with you talking various things. Please enjoy the rest of your stay and have safe trip back home. Best regards, Rick

Caitlin Caitlin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

Rick was a great guide! He was very thorough and extremely knowledgeable of Kyoto. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

Rick:

Dear Caitlin, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure and I am glad you enjoyed the tour. It was nice to have had conversation with you during the tour and I enjoyed it, too. I hope you will come back to this nice city Kyoto sometime in future. Best regards, Rick

Marsha Marsha United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic!! ”

I highly recommend Rick. He made our visit to Kyoto the highlight of our Japan visit. Since we were first time visitors to Japan and a diversified group of senior ladies, I let Rick plan our itinerary. He did a wonderful job making accommodations for our group; picking wonderful sights, shrines, temples, gardens, etc.; very informative, punctual, friendly, etc. Each day was a new and wonderful experience. Everyone in our group enjoyed Rick as our tour guide. Rick, thank you very much for a great time.

Rick:

Dear Marsha, Thank you very much for your nice review! I suppose you are back home safely. It was my pleasure to have showed you the best spots in Kyoto and you liked them. I also enjoyed talking with all of you very much during the tour and it will be my nice memory. I hope I can see you again in future. Best regards, Rick

Michael Lipsett Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Friendly, expert guide in Kyoto ”

Rick gave us an excellent 5-hr tour of several sites in Kyoto in March 2019. We thoroughly appreciated his engaging descriptions of the fine details of the buildings we visited, as well as his knowledgeable explanations of relevant historical events. Rick is very personable and provided thoughtful answers to our many questions about what we were seeing. Thank you, Rick!

Rick:

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for your nice review! I was glad to have had the tour with talking various things with you two and had a nice time. I think you loved this nice city Kyoto and please come back in future. I hope I can see you again. Best regards, Rick

Debra Debra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A wonderful time in Kyoto ”

We spent two days with Rick seeing wonderful things in Kyoto. Our tour spanned the things that I expressly asked Rick to see and do, such as visiting the most important historical and cultural sights, visiting out of the way gems, shopping for artisanal chocolates, seeing life as a native would and experiencing the many crafts that the area is known for. We truly enjoyed our two days with Rick- the time flew by, and we are very thankful for all of his knowledge and guidance in learning about this most special place.

Rick:

Dear Debra and Steve, Thank you very much for your nice review ! I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour and had a nice time. It was also nice time for me especially visiting Kyoto museum of traditional crafts where you found the nice thing by the artisan. I am glad that you enjoyed other spots and I understood that you really love the Japanese culture. I hope that the tour will be a nice memory for you and I can see you again in future. Best regards, Rick

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