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Guided tour and memorable Photo shooting in Kyoto

by Koichi
(15) Reviews
7:30h $ 239 Price up to 5 people


  • Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path
  • Local Geisha town
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Golden pavilion

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239.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.60


I would like to introduce you Highlights of Kyoto city with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera.
I will send you memorable shoots during the tour via TripleLights mail system.

What to Expect

This tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy Highlights of Kyoto including wide varieties of sites. If there is special seasonal events, I'm glad to suggest you and include it to itinerary.

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path
It is one of the best place to take beautiful picture with red gates, stone lanterns and hidden bamboo path.
Perfect place to take beautiful picture with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera.

Imperial culture
Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the heart of Kyoto city where Japanese Emperors lived for about 500 years.
It is the best place to start the sightseeing of the ancient capital city.
I can also take beautiful picture with maple and other trees

Gion is one of the five flower districts in Kyoto. It is the place where you can feel a scene out of old Japan.

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  • Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path
  • Local Geisha town
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Golden pavilion


Kyoto Imperial palace is closed on Monday (on the following day if it falls on a public holiday), the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 – January 4). Any day when Imperial Court functions are scheduled or other unavoidable circumstances occur.

Wearing shoes that are easy to walk in is recommendable.

What‘s included
guide fee
photo shoots during the tour
What‘s not included
lunch (you and guide: apx. from 1500 to 3500 JPY per person),
transportation fee (you and guide: apx. 1500JPY per person),
entrance fee: around 500-1500 yen per person
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city
Ending Point
Around Gion (flexible)
7:30 hours
Starting time
07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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 ( 15 )
Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Family with kids )
4 weeks ago

“ Great day in Kyoto with Koichi ”

Koichi was a wonderful guide. He took my family, with people aged 7 to 85, on a great tour of the city. He offered to start our day earlier than our scheduled time, which was a great suggestion to avoid the rush at Fushimi Inari. Koichi was kind and informative. The photo shoot was also a nice bonus! I would recommend him as a guide for a visit to Kyoto.

Haquel Haquel Singapore ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Kyoto in 1 day! ”

We had only 1 day in Kyoto so we did not expect to see much around Kyoto. But thanks to Koichi, we managed to cover so much more than we expected! We were even brought to a hidden bamboo forest behind Fushimi Inari Shrine ( it's not exactly Arashiyama, but all that mattered was that there was no crowd at all and we were able to take plenty of beautiful photos!). Koichi is very helpful in recommending good spots to take beautiful pictures around Kyoto, and he is also very clearly knowledgeable and passionate about his home city. We will definitely recommend our friends to Koichi, and who knows? Maybe we'll meet again when we return to Kyoto in the near future! Your friends, Haquel and Hanna

Reichele Reichele United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Memorable & Fun-Loving Experience ”

We are so grateful to have met Koichi. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful. I didn’t think we’d see so much in one day, yet we did and the pace was just right. During our visit, we were lucky to see the free illumination and geisha show at the Yasake Shrine. It wasn’t included in the itinerary but Koichi kindly let us tag along with him as he took beautiful pictures. We also enjoyed eating at traditional japanese restaurants. He also taught us how to use subway and bus. Koichi is not only a perfect guide, he is also a great photographer. Thank you for everything, Koichi! We hope to see you again next time we’re in Kyoto.

Melvin Melvin Philippines ( Family with kids )
5 months ago

“ Osaka with My family ”

Awesome guide , I would definitely recommend him!! He takes excellent pictures so need to bring tripod. His pictures made worth the trip.


Thank you so much for wonderful review on me, Melvin. I'm glad you enjoy the tour and photo shooting experience.

Scott Scott United States ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Amazing!!!! ”

Absolute best guide we had in Japan. Knowledgeable, amazing English, loves his job, and most importantly loves Kyoto. Highly highly recommend!!!!

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