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Comprehensive Nijo castle & Kyoto highlights

by Rick
(13) Reviews
6h $ 187 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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186.90 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Option (Gion amusement quarter 1.5h).
$ 44.50
Extra person.
$ 44.50

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 cosecutive days.

The tour will not be operated on every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and between Dec.26 2017 to Jan.4 2018 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 2018. 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.

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 ( 13 )
Rick Rick Germany ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very well organised & ambitious guide ”

We spent 2 days in Kyoto with Rick and are fully satisfied with the tours. Rick added his ideas on our proposals, in that way we got to see even more than expected. His command of English is excellent and it is a pleasure to have him as a guide.

Rick:

Dear Rick Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure and I am glad that you are fully satisfied. I enjoyed so much with talking with you and your family and I learned a lot about Germany. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation for the Sunday tour which had to be shortened because of the typhoon. I hope I will see you again in Kyoto in future. Best regards, Rick

Ian Ian Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour around Kyoto ”

We hired Rick for one day around the sights of Kyoto and were very pleased with how the day went. Rick's English is very good and is easy to understand. We say everything that was promised even though it was quite a few places we fitted them in at a nice easy, un-hurried pace. He was easy to communicate with before we arrived and was eager to keep us informed during the tour. He took us to a very nice restaurant for some local food which was a nice touch.

Rick:

Thank you very much for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and lunch. I enjoyed nice conversations with you and learned a lot about your country. I hope you will come back to Kyoto sometime in future. Best Regards, Rick

Chris Chris United States ( Business )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent 7 person tour of Kyoto ”

Rick helped us see and learn about several exciting sites during our trip.

Rick:

Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your nice comment and rating. I enjoyed the tour with 7 people who are so nice and friendly. I appreciate your cooperation and hope your trip to Japan becomes a memorable one. Best regards, Rick

Ellie Ellie Hong Kong ( Family )
Good
4 months ago

“ Patient and knowledgeable ”

Spent the day with Rick at Fushimi-Shirne and Boyoedin Area, he’s a good wealth of knowledge on both attractions. Throughly enjoyed the day with a visit to sake brewery too. I had my elderly parents with me and Rick was always mindful of their slower pace, which was great. English may not be as fluent but no major dramas in understanding each other.

Rick:

Dear Ellie, Thank you very much for your nice comment. I am glad that you and your parents enjoyed the tour and I also enjoyed talking with all of you. I suppose your entire tour in Japan was memorable one and hope I can see you again in future. Best regards, Rick

TIm TIm United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Prepared, engaging, and above the call of duty. ”

We had Rick be our tour guide for one day for our visit to Kyoto, throughout the day we found Rick to be very excellent. Using public transportation, Rick expertly guided us through the highlights of Kyoto, giving us peace of mind and deeper insight into the locations we visited. Most notably was his knowledge and preparedness of the places we went to, for instance having a graphic presentation for every detail in Nijo-jo castle. After the bulk of the tour, Rick found us a great spot for dinner, and even as it was late he offered to guide us back to our hotel. We wholeheartedly enjoyed our time with Rick as our tour guide in Kyoto and definitely recommend his services.

Rick:

Dear Tim, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I was glad to be with you and your family members on that day. All your members were so nice and I enjoyed the touring and the dinner, too. I suppose your tours in Hakone and Tokyo were also nice and successful. Please come back to Kyoto in future and I hope I can guide you again. Best regards, Rick

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