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Extra Day in Kyoto: Explore Ancient Capital


Kyoto
2:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour visits Kyoto Heian Capital museum to see the elaborate display of Heian Capital replica around 8th to 12th century including relics around the museum.(Option) Visit the relic of wall which was surrounding Kyoto Capital called Odoi. This is another important relic in Kyoto history. Recommended to the history lovers or time travel lovers !

Itinerary

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  • Kyoto Heian capital museum
  • Relics around the museum
  • (Option) The wall Odoi, which was surrounding Kyoto Capital (+2 Hours)

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What to Expect

This tour gives you an unique experience that no other tours can. You will slip back to ancient Kyoto with detailed display including virtual 3D. All of them are explained in English by Rick. In addition, there is an experience corner for you to wear elaborate ancient costume and take photos!

(Option) The option tour brings you to the relic of wall called Odoi in Japanese which was built in 16th century. This wall was built in 16th century by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was a ruler of Japan. We visit locked relic which will be unlocked especially for this tour to walk through the inside. You might see the scenery of Kyoto in 16th century !

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point At the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto city
Ending Point Last visiting spot or your hotel in Kyoto city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up, Entrance fee(Free)

What‘s not included

Transportation fee: apx. 500 JPY (1,000 JPY with Option), Lunch

Important

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

The museum is closed on Tuesday, so the tour is available except Tuesday.
Also the museum will be closed between Dec.29, 2018 and Jan. 4, 2019, so the tour is available except this period.
(Option) The option tour is available except Thursday because the locked area cannot be opened on Thursday.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 45 )
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Angela Angela United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Kyoto calling! We want to go back, there is so much to do and 2.5 days was just not enough. ”

RIck was wonderful, patient, kind, soft-spoken, yet definitive in his plans for our days spent together. I must say that he handled a mom and her men child(s) extremely well, especially my special angel man child who kept up with us but made it a little tricky at times. Rick did not judge, he jumped in and assisted when needed, he took his time with us and made sure we were all happy, enjoying the areas, and best of all educating us! We learned a great deal about Kyoto and other Japanese areas and their traditions. Rick, we would find you again for the parts of Kyoto we did not see, but for 2.5 days...you did pretty darn well san. Thank you for the pictures of the tea ceremony, treasures thy are.

Rick:

Dear Angela, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am so glad that you enjoyed Kyoto for 2.5 days with me and want to come back. I also had a nice time with your and your nice sons going to tea ceremony, cooking class and some sites and so on. I hope I can guide you again when you come back and I am sure to take you to the sites you did not see! Best regards, Rick

Meredith Meredith Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Insightful Day! ”

We really enjoyed our time with Rick. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We not only appreciated learning about the sites but we also loved just learning about his life in Japan. We spent a full 8 hours with Rick and even our 14 and 12 year olds were engaged the whole time. He planned a great day and made sure me maximized by planning efficiently. I would definitely recommend Rick!

Rick:

Dear Meredith, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and had a nice time. All of your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking various things with all the members. Also I am glad you had a lot of interests in Japan and its cultures, so it was my pleasure explaining about it. Please enjoy some more days in Japan and have a safe trip back home. I hope you will come back to Kyoto some day in future. Best regards, Rick

Kate Kate Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto with kids ”

We enjoyed our day sightseeing around Kyoto with Rick

Rick:

Dear Kate and families, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking with all of you especially in the monkey mountain park. Please enjoy more in Japan and I hope you will come back Kyoto someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Jenner Jenner United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ The things you can learn in a day....! ”

Rick did a perfect job selecting some highlights while working in our requests and making the most efficient use of our time together. He was very knowledgeable about the historical sights we visited. We're so happy to have chosen a licensed guide so that we could have comfort knowing the level of communication we would be able to have in addition to Rick having his own pass for entry into most of the places we visited.

Rick:

Dear Jenner, Thank you very much for the nice review! It was my pleasure guiding through the sights in Kyoto and we had a nice time as in viewing the autumn leaves in Kyoto Imperial palace with lunch or visiting Sake brewery museum and so on. I also enjoyed a lot talking with all of your families who are so nice! I hope you keep good memories in Kyoto and come back someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Kim Kim Netherlands ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ East Kyoto wit Rick + Magic Maiko ”

Rick is a very modest but knowledgeable man. His english may not be as fluent but enough to understand the beautiful stories behind every location we visited. He showed us the gorgeous nanzenji, ginkakuji and gion district, all in 5 hours. The Maiko dinner experience after that was awesome! The girls were a blast and the Maiko was magical! Highly recommend! Thank you!

Rick:

Dear Kim, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and the Maiko dinner. It was so nice timing to see the autumn leaves especially in Nanzenji and I also enjoyed the scenery with talking various things with you. I hope you keep nice memories in Kyoto and come back someday in future. Best regards, Rick

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