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Exploring Kyoto in Rakunan (South)

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6h $ 234 Price up to 20 people

Highlights

  • Byodo-in Temple
  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

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Overview

Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakunan (South district). Visiting Byodo-in Temple which was converted into a temple by Fujiwara-no-Yorimichi in 1052. It symbolizes the Buddhist Paradise.Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, central shrine for more than 30,000 Inari shrines, is full of tourists.

What to Expect

Uji where Byodo-in Temple was built is a city famous for historic temples and its green tea. A short walk along with Uji river to Kisen-Bashi bridge is so romantic and remind us of The Tale of Genji, a novel written by a noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in Heian period. The cormorant fishing is held in the evening from July 1 to September 30.

Tourists can’t resist tasty foods at street stands which are lined in both side of approach to Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine. It has been a place of wide worship for the guardian god of abundant crops, businesses, prosperity and family safety since Inari Okami (god of harvest) was housed on Mt.Inari in 711. Approximate 10,000 Torii shrine gates stand which have been offered by worshippers nationwide as a testament of their prayers and gratitude.

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Highlights

  • Byodo-in Temple
  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

Important

Any day or time is available, inclusively long tours extended to more than 10 days across Japan, but please reconfirm guide's availability at time of booking

Be quiet and respectful in Shrines and Temples
Remove hats and sunglasses in front of main sanctuary in Shrines and Temples
Not to touch old buildings, old remains and objects
Not to take pictures where prohibited in Shrines, Temples, Castles and museum.

What‘s included
Included:
*Guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
*Travel expense as required for the guide to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus.
Travel expenses for the guide included herein are limited within Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe)
*Admission fees, tickets for the guide as might be incurred at temples, shrines or the like.
*Meals , drinks or the like for the guide during the tour
*Any tax or the like as might be incurred by the guide in Japan
*Gratuity
What‘s not included
Not included:
*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like for the guide
*Tickets for Universal Studio Japan, museum or the like for the guide as might be required at private or public
entertainment facilities.
Depart From
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara or Kyoto)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara or Kyoto)
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara or Kyoto)
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 20 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 ( 6 )
Gwen Gwen Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nara and Kyoto ”

Super patient man who caters to our large group with old and young. Considerate and thoughtful. Highly rated

Masahisa:

Ms Gwen Thank you for your visit. Wish your safe return home with happy family memory . How about visiting toward the south next in winter, say Kyushu (hot spring resort) or Okinawa (blue sea). Thanks Masahisa

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Nara, Japan tour ”

We had a wonderful experience in our tour of Nara, Japan with Masahisa. There were four of us in our group and Masahisa considered the interests of each of us. Masahisa led us from our hotel in Kyoto to the town of Nara and then back to our hotel. We initially experienced the shopping district and had lunch in Nara and then proceeded to the monumental Buddhist and Shinto temple complex and grounds established around the 6th and 7th century AD. Masahisa has a wealth of knowledge, sharing the rich Japanese culture and highlighting the history of Buddhism and Shintoism in Nara. This was a fabulous experience, a memory for a lifetime and we owe a great deal of gratitude to Masahisa for sharing his time with us.

Masahisa:

Mark Great to hear from you again. How about vegan's cuisine at Temple Lodging in Mt Koya. Wish you all safe return home with great memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Sonia Ella Sonia Peru ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day in Kyoto with Masahisa ”

Masahisa is a wonderful tour guide! He is very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us prioritize the sites we wanted to see in a limited amount of time. We had a great day in Kyoto with Masahisa!

Masahisa:

Ms Sonia Thanks for stopover in Kyoto in midst of tight schedule, wish your safe return home. Please pass thanks also to your professor re mobile memory "Leef" things. Please stay a couple of nights here next time. Thanks Masahisa

Kathleen Kathleen United States ( Business )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Amazing, before and afer! ”

I had a group of 18 inquisitive college students. Mike was a terrific guide. He will take care of you before, during and after the tour. He is very knowledgeable and lovely. He insisted on taking us to the car on the platform for our train, for example; took tons of group pictures and sent them to us afterward. We had originally planned on two days with Mike, and he helped as we had to reorganize our travel because of a typhoon. He was gracious and flexible, and we couldn't have asked for a better guide.

Masahisa:

Ms Kathleen It's me to thank for giving me an opportunity to guide a party who traveled all the way from city I lived and also I loved. I wish I could meet each of college student, full fledged as a journalist here in Japan sometime again. Best regards also to Prof. Thanks / Makino

Lynn Lynn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara Visit ”

Mike was a very good tour guide. He had a lot of information to share with us about Nara. He was very pleasant to spend the day with.Nara Park had hundreds of deer walking around and that was very interesting to see them going up to people who would then feed them. There was a lot of walking on our tour but we did not want to miss anything of interest. Mike controlled our pace and made the trip very interesting.

Masahisa:

Ms Lynn Thank you again for your visit all the way to Nara and wish you all safe return home, hopefully with great memories in Japan. There are a lot more we want to show you here in Japan and I am looking forward to meeting you all again here. Thanks again. Masahisa Makino

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