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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kyoto Palaces and Temples

8 Hours
up to 15 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Business ), French ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Its first name was “Heian-kyo”, the capital of peace and tranquility. Today, the city has kept its splendor. Imperial, military and religious palaces were built over the century and now crisscross it. It goes without saying and everyone knows it… Kyoto is a must to visit. And here we go!

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  • Kyoto Gosho

    To start approaching the city, it is necessary to approach the empire, therefore the imperial palace (Kyoto-Gosho), main residence of the emperors until 1868.

  • Nijo-jo

    Nijo Castle represents the absolute power of the shoguns in Kyoto. It is with this in mind that Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo in Japanese) was built. Designed in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and completed in 1626, it served as a Kyoto home for shoguns of the Edo period.

  • Kinkaku-ji

    The Golden Pavilion, real name Rokuan-ji, is one of Kyoto's most visited tourist spots. Its gold leaf pavilion symbolizes the splendor of Kyoto, the imperial capital.

  • Ginkaku-ji

    The Silver pavilion is more sober than its illustrious colleague but it is worth the visit for its pretty building, its Zen garden and its view of Kyoto.

  • The philosopher's Path

    This path is close to Ginkaku-ji and we can take it when we leave to end the day in style. The name of the promenade dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, named after the philosopher Kitarô Nishida (1870-1945) who particularly appreciated it.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Demachiyanagi Station
Ending Point Nearest station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation, lunch (around 1,000 JPY/person), entrance fee (around 500 JPY/person)


Please tell me in advance if you have food preference or if you have any other inquiries.

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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