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Half day tour in Kyoto Uji area

4 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

In this tour, you'll visit Uji area in Kyoto, about 20 minutes by train from JR Kyoto station.
Byodoin-Hoodo temple is one of must-sees in Kyoto area, it is the temple you can see in the design of Japanese 10-yen coin!
Mimuroto temple is also a famous temple, and in rainy season (June and earlu July), the hydrangea garden is very beautiful. You can also enjoy lotus in bloom.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Michiko.

  • Byodoin-Hoodo Temple

  • Mimurotoji Temple

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point Anyplace convenient for you

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you, lunch, entrance fee (you and guide), rental bicycle(you and guide)


Please request me at least 7days in advance.
Please note that we use public transportation in my tours.

Mimuroto temple is about 25 to 30 minutes walk from JR Uji station, so if you don't want to walk too much, I recommend to use rental bicycles or take a taxi. I recommend bicycles because that way it's going to be easire to add more destinations in Uji area, such as Ujinokami shrine(a UNESCO World Heritage site) and The Tale of Genji museum.

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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Reviews ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
jonathan Jonathan Israel ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Very obliging and kind ”

Michiko was very obliging and kind to us during the tour. Michiko was particularly good when I needed to go shopping - she was very able in finding an obscure place and in dealing with the people. Because of her excellent English, she could interpret what we needed very well.


Thank you Jonathan, for your nice review. It was really pleasure to meet you and visit places in Kyoto with you. It was a surprise for me that you had visited Japan so many time! I appreciate your love for my country very much. Please come again! Michiko

Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Very professional and knowledgeable ”

Michiko gave us an excellent tour. She met us exactly where she said she would at exactly the time specified. I admit, we had our doubts about finding her on an extremely crowded and busy train platform, but there she was, with her sign, exactly as she said she would be. Starting with Fushimiinari, where she provided us with interesting historical and local information that you don't find in the guidebooks and shepherded us through the crowds of people. Then local transport to Arashiyama, for a nice authentic Japanese lunch, a Japanese garden, bamboo forest, monkey park and local attractions. I even got to meet some local Jr High students and answer their questions about my trip to Japan, while working on their English skills. All through the tour, Michiko was very flexible an... read more


Hi Robert, Thank you for your nice review! It was really nice meeting you! In this tour, we had to walk a lot and your cooperation made the tour successful. I really appreciated it.Thank you very much! Your passion for Japanese pop culture interested me and I really enjoyed talking with you at the riverside of Arashiyama. I wish for your health and success from Japan and in the future, please revisit Japan! Michiko

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