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Highlights

  •   Ginkakuji Temple (The Temple of Silver Pavilion)
  •   Plilosopher's Path
  •   Eikando
  •   Nanzenji Temple

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
8h
When?

People

270.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

What to Expect

I would like to take you to Ginkakuji, Plilosopher's Path, Eikando, and Nanzenji Temple.

The another name for Ginkakuji is "Temple of Silver Pavilion" whlle that for Kinkakuji is called "Temple of Golden Pavilion." It is said that the Temple expresses "wabi sabi" or simple athetic values. The temple has a stroll-type pond garden, so you can enjoy a beautiful view from any angle. The steps are covered with moss on both sides.

About 2 km path from Ginkakuji Temple to Nanzenji Temple is called "the philosopher's path." The path is one of the most suitable places for strolling in the spring and autumn seasons. In spring you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing. Cherry blossoms provide gorgeous cherry arcade over the water. Furthermore in autumn you can enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumnal leaves.

When you walk on the philosopher's path, you can visit Eikando Temple which is famous for two things. One is a 77 cm tall statue of Amida-Nyorai. He turned his head to the left as if looking behind. It is called "Mikaeri Amida." The other is famous for its red autumn maple leaves. The temple has been called "Autumn Maple Leaf Eikando."

Nanzen-ji literally means "South Temple of Enlightenment". The huge 2-story San-mon Gate, provides an impressive entry to the grounds. It is one of the 3 largest Gateways in Japan. When you walk on the right path, the arch-shaped aqueduct come into view. This aqueduct bringing water from Lake Biwa is one of the greatest achievements in modernization of Kyoto.

There is Lake Biwa Canal Museum near Nanzenji Tempple. It took about 80 years from 1890 to build Laka Biwa Canal. You can see the history of the Canal in this museum.

We would like to have yudofu for lunch. Yudofu is hot tofu which is very popular in Nanzenji area, so there are many yudofu reestaurants.



What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

My transportation fee to Kyoto is 1,680 yen.
We use a bus and a subway. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee is 480 yen per person and entrance fee is 2,000 yen per person.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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John
1 week ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.


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MARIA
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kind, full of energy and pleasant tour guide ”

We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)

Hideo:
Hi Maria I'm very glad to receive your message. We could enjoy walking and taking photos of Kyoto. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Maria.

Lynn Lynn
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Tour of Osaka and hiroshima ”

We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!

Hideo:
Hi Lynn Thank you for your review. We had a good conversation especially in the Peace Memorial Museum. I hope you enjoy Japan. I wish your family the best of health. Thank you, Lynn. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

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William
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Brilliant Kyoto Tour ”

Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!

Hideo:
I'm very glad to receive your review. We could enjoy walking on Nnenzaka slope, Sannenzaka slope, Kiyomizuzaka slope and visit Kiyomizu Temple because you were very goold walkers, I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you, William. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Karly
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Spain

“ Perfect Introduction to Japan ”

We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!

Hideo:
I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan tour, especially Osaka and Kyoto. I hope that you are in good health. I'll see you again!! Thank you, Karly.

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