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Early Bird Tour in Western part of Kyoto


Kyoto
5 Hours
up to 7 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Shall we explore some of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Kyoto while most tourists are preparing for their tour? Beat the crowds!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichi.

  • Bamboo forest in Arashiyama

  • Tenryuji Temple in Arashiyama

  • Kinkakuji Golden Temple

  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Nijo-jo Shogun's Palace)

  • Nishiki Food Market. * You would be able to find a good restaurant for lunch.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto city area
Ending Point Downown Kyoto near Nishiki food market (You would be able to find a good restaurant for lunch around there.)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Guide's transportation and admission fees

What‘s not included

Your transportation and admission fees and other personal expenses

Important

Time for lunch is not included in this tour.
Estimaed local cost would be about 2400 yen to 3400 yen per person
>Admission fee:1000 yen to 2000 yen per person
-Tenryuji Garen : 600 yen per person
-Kinkakuji : 400 yen per person
-Nijo-jo Castle : 1000 yen per person
-Kyoto Imperial Palace : Admission free
>Train fare : about 700 to 900 yen per person
>Bus fare : 460 yen per person

-If you take a taxi , the fare would be around 540 yen to 2000 yen per cab instead of bus fare. *Most cabs can accommodate up to 4 passengers including me.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 32 )
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Khor Khor Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very Professional and Kind Guide ”

We, family of 5, engaged Koichi for 2 days in Osaka and Kyoto. Taking a public transport with someone on wheelchair always needs extra time and sometimes can be challenging. Koichi is very familiar with the train routes and he knows where the lifts in the train station are located. He always came prepared with a plan of the places that we wanted to go and explained all the background/history well. Furthermore, he knows where the good spots for photos are and helped us take many nice pictures. Overall, he is a fun and caring guy and took care of all our needs. Without him, we would not have been able to visit so many places in 2 days. Thanks, my friend, Koichi!

ANNA ANNA United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Kind, generous, thoughtful and fun guide....highly recommend ”

Koichi gave our family a day we wont forget. His thoughtful itinerary kept the day fun and interesting. We never went in and out the same way to any area - he took us on interesting side streets or along beautiful waterways. We even stopped at a great mochi place and a very old green tea restaurant. Koichi was interesting; always having explanations backed up with pamphlets to help us understand anything we had questions about about. We enjoyed our time and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Koichi:

Hi! Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I was also able to have a pleasant time with you , your husband and lovely cute daughters. Well, I will never forget your face when I ate a chocolate ball like a deer’s poop in Nara park. That was very fun! Anyway I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again, Anna san.

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Superb guide, friendly and knowledgeable ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Koichi and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a guide. We had 7 hours in Osaka and we communicated prior to our arrival on how best to plan our time there. We visited Osaka castle, Shitennoji Buddhist temple and beautiful gardens and a tea ceremony at Maikoya. Koichi found us a great place to have some “Japanese fast food”, udon noodles and tempura. We were a party of six and included in the group was my mother who has limited mobility. Koichi was patient and understanding and and I truly appreciate that he sought out the use of elevators and slopes for her to use on the public transport and at tourist sights. Koichi is easy to understand and happy to show tourists around his beautiful country, he even brought us origami ... read more

Frederick Frederick United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A great guide for Nara and Kyoto ”

We were very pleased with Koichi as our guide for a day in Nara and another in Kyoto. He was knowledgeable, energetic, flexible, attentive - and kind! - and escorted us to many fascinating and beautiful sights over the two days that we hired him. He is well-educated, speaks English well, and has diverse life experiences which broaden his guiding capabilities. Highly recommended!

Koichi:

Hi! Frederick san, Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I was able to have a great time with you. Well, During the tour I was amazed by your enthusiasm for photography. If I have a chance to attend you, I would like to show you more interesting places where you might be interested in.

Karen Karen United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Fabulous friendly Gentleman ”

Koichi is an amazing man. So helpful and friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We even got a Japanese language lesson thrown in It was a full day but koichi's enthusiasm ensured we never tired and were constantly looking forward to our next experience Can't rate him highly enough. Have already recommended him to friends

Koichi:

Hi! Karen san, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and thank you for sending me such a nice comment. The review you gave me is more than I deserved. I was just able to do our tour thanks to your fitness and curiosity. I hope to see you again next time too. Koichi

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