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Extra Day in Kyoto: Explore Ancient Capital

by Rick
(21) Reviews
2:30h $ 64 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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64.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

(Option) Wall around Kyoto.
$ 55.20
Extra person.
$ 16.56

Overview

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 !

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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Highlights

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

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.

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
Meeting Point
At the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto city
Ending Point
Last visiting spot or your hotel in Kyoto city
Duration
2:30 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM
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 ( 21 )
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

Thomas Thomas United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Kyoto Native ”

Rick came prepared with a plan and information that made the day more enjoyable and informative than we expected. Having lived in Kyoto most of his life, but also having worked in the US, Rick was knowledgeable and was someone you could relate to. We had an enjoyable day.

Rick:

Dear Thomas and Carole, Thank you very much for your nice review ! It was also enjoyable time for me to have had the tour with you two. I had a nice time talking with you and I am glad that you liked Kyoto. I hope you will come back in near future. Best regards, Rick

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