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Fushimi & Uji memorable tour

by Rick
(27) Reviews
7h $ 263 Price up to 4 people


  • Fushimi classic boat riding
  • Ohkura Sake Brewery
  • Byoudouin temple and Omotesanndo in Uji
  • Ujigami shrine and Nakanoshima

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263.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 75.20
Extra hour.
$ 37.60


This tour takes you to the two areas, Fushimi and Uji. Both are a little away from central Kyoto and have the specific atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable. Please enjoy another Kyoto with classical boat riding in Fushimi, visiting Byodoin temple and strolling the front street (Omotesanndo) in Uji, etc.

What to Expect

In the past, Fushimi area was a port facing a large lake. Now you can enjoy riding the classical boat through the river and also enjoy visiting classical Sake brewery where you can feel the old days and even try tasting various Sake.

Uji area has Byodouin temple and Ujigami shrine which were designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. In front of Byodoin temple, you can enjoy walking the front street, Omotesando with the aroma of green tea and the area where was the stage of ancient novel, "Tale of Genji".

I am sure this tour makes a memorable day in your stay in Kyoto.

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  • Fushimi classic boat riding
  • Ohkura Sake Brewery
  • Byoudouin temple and Omotesanndo in Uji
  • Ujigami shrine and Nakanoshima


Operated from end of Mar. to beginning of Dec. 2019. 

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

1. This tour is operated from end of Mar. to beginning of Dec. 2019 based on boat operation schedule.
2. Monday is off from Jun. to Sep. based on boat operation schedule.
3. The tour may not be operated when classical boat is full reserved especially in April. As early reservation as possible is recommend.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area
What‘s not included
Boat riding fee(1,200JPY), Transportation fee (apx. 1,500JPY), Lunch, Entrance fee(apx.1,500JPY)
Meeting Point
At the lobby of your hotel in central Kyoto
Ending Point
The last spot or your hotel in central Kyoto
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 27 )
Elliott Elliott Australia ( Couple )
2 weeks ago


We met Rick at the Fushimi Inari shrine. During our tour of Kyoto, we changed our minds often on what we wanted to do next. Rick was easy to work with, and adapted and attended to all our needs. His knowledge of Kyoto is deep as he was born here and has lived his whole life here. The day we met Rick, the heat in Kyoto was 38 C.... but Rick kept us cool, listening and attending to all our needs...


Dear Elliot, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided you one day in Kyoto. I appreciate your deep interest in Kyoto where is my hometown and I am glad our conversation helped your understanding it. As it continues hot days in Japan, please take care yourself and enjoy the rest your days in Japan. I hope I can help you again in future. Best Regards, Rick

LAURENT LAURENT Germany ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Discovering Kyoto best places with Rick ”

We had a fab day with Rick, starting really early to avoid the crowd and the heat. We enjoyed Rick’s knowledge about the city history and traditions, and understood much more about religion and temples thanks to him. It was great to discover Kyoto with Rick’s help. He also took good care of us and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that we would definitely recommend.


Dear Laurent, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kyoto. All of your families are so nice and I enjoyed a lot with talking with all of you. Though it was so hot day, I am glad that everyone was OK and I appreciate your cooperation. I suppose your wife found a nice thing at the Japanese paper shop after the tour. Please take care and have a nice holidays in Japan. Best Regards, Rick

David David United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Great tour with Rick ”

Rick was kind, patient, and very knowledgable. He came up with a custom itinerary to see everything we wanted, as well as a some other things, and a great lunch restaurant that he suggested. We had a great day with Rick, highly recommended!


Dear David, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and the lunch. All of your members were so friendly and cooperative with the tour that I really appreciate. It was a nice timing when you come to Kyoto where the Gion festival were held. I hope I will see you and your members again in Kyoto someday. Best Regards, Rick

Peter Peter United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Great, knowledgeable tour of some high points of Kyoto ”

We spent the day of the Gion festival with Rick, who was a knowledgeable, well-informed guide to some well-chosen spots around the city. We started off wanting to see the famous parade of "floats," actually rolling carriages with drummers, musicians, and community members. Rick figured out a strategy of going to several spots along the route where we would have the best viewing opportunities, which worked out quite well. He was also flexible in adjusting the path when we decided to change the route once. Along the way, he led us through a historic district between the river and the canal which included part of the entertainment district; we saw the theatre where geiko and maiko perform, quaint little streets, and numerous young people hurrying through the streets in traditional clothing. ... read more


Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your nice and warm review! I am so glad that you memorized every detail of the tour. It was lucky that we were able to follow the floats of Gion festival with nice timing and also we saw a Maiko walking in Ponto-cho alley. I am also glad that you liked the restaurant and I suppose you enjoyed the buffet of Kyoto vegetables with the main dish. Everything went well thanks for you and your families' cooperation and I really appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you again in Kyoto in near future. Best Regards, Rick

Brent Brent United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Very nice family day! ”

Rick met us at hotel and we were off for Monkey Mountain, temple and bamboo grove followed by lunch. Rick was very kind, generous and patient with our family of five (two adults and three younger kids). Would highly recommend!


Dear Brent, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am so glad to be with you as a guide and have helped you touring Arashiyama area. You and your families are so nice and I enjoyed a lot especially at the Monkey park. During the tour, I remembered the days when my daughter was the same age of your children and that made me feel more familiar with all of you. I wish your touring Japan be memorable and safe trip back home. Best regards, Rick

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