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Half day special customized tour in Kyoto

by Toshiyo
(79) Reviews
4h $ 108

Highlights

  • Nijo Castle
  • Arashiyama Area (For example Tenryu-ji Temple, Okochi Sanso, Ninomiya Shrine etc.)
  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Toji Temple
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Sanjuisangendo Temple
  • Miidera Temple (in Otsu, Shiga prefecture)
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108.00 USD

People People
1 ~ 6 people 108.00 USD
7 ~ 10 people 135.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.50

Overview

This is a half-day tour for the people who would like to visit Kyoto in a limited time. Please pick one or two sightseeing places from the following list and I will take you there at a reasonable price.

What to Expect

You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 2000 yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying the scenic beauty. Take your time. No hurry.

In Kyoto, there are countless sightseeing places to see. Here are some options:

-Nijo Castle ... One of the finest castles from the Edo period. The Ninomaru Palace in the Castle has 33 rooms , 800 tatami mats and many superb wall paintings.
-Arashiyama Area ... Mainly Tenryu-ji Temple, which has a beautiful pond garden and the bamboo forest close to Tenryu-ji Temple, but I can take you to some other tourists spots in Arashiyama area such as Okochi Sanso with beautiful garden, Nonomiya Shrine etc.
-Kinkaku-ji Temple...Golden Pavilion whose top two floors are completely covered with gold leaf.
-Fushimi Inari ... It has 1000 torii gates. There are 2 courses: a short course with 30 minutes and a long hiking course with 2 hours since it is located at the foot of Mt Inari. It is the top headquarters of 30,000 Inari shrines all over Japan.
-Kimono experience ... You can experience putting on Kimono for about 2500 yen per person.
-Tea ceremony experience ... You can experience tea ceremony for about 2000 yen per person.
-Nishiki Market ... If you would like to, I can take you to a Yuba (bean curd sheet) factory as well.
-Kiyomizudera Temple ... It is located in one of the oldest area of Kyoto city. You can enjoy shopping , eating and making handicrafts as well as the view of Kyoto city from the temple.
-Toji Temple ... It has a city landmark of the five story (57 meters high) pagoda. The lecture hall has contains 21 striking mandara images.
-Sanjusangendo ... It has 1001 Buddha statues with 40 hands and 11 faces on the heads.
-Miidera Temple (in Otsu, Shiga prefecture) ... It is a long history temple with important cultural property, Niomon Gate and a famous Benkei bell. Although it is next to Kyoto and takes about 15 minutes from Otsu Station, which is 10 minute train ride, the area is very quiet and pretty with Lake Biwa, which is the largest lake in Japan.

I would like to take you any other places you are interested in.

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Highlights

  • Nijo Castle
  • Arashiyama Area (For example Tenryu-ji Temple, Okochi Sanso, Ninomiya Shrine etc.)
  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Toji Temple
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Sanjuisangendo Temple
  • Miidera Temple (in Otsu, Shiga prefecture)

Important

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto area
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and your guide), lunch and/or dinner, entrance fee
Depart From
Kyoto , Shiga
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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 ( 79 )
Katrina Katrina Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Excellent - made our trip very easy ”

Such a great day planned by Toshiyo. She made it so easy to see so many attractions in one day and was very kind and gave great information. Thank you!

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You are such a nice couple. I hope you will come back in sprig and autumn, Toshiyo

Siti Hawa Siti Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Good Knowledge and Trip ”

We had a good time with Toshiyo, she was able to fit multiple locations for our quick day trip to Kyoto.

Toshiyo:

Hi Siti Thank you very much for your review. Although it was a very cold day, I was glad we could see beautiful views in Kyoto. Please come back again with Mom.

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Lovely day ”

Well organised, interesting day with Toshiyo.

Toshiyo:

Dear Susan Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I hope you had a great time in Japan. I hope to visit Tasmania island someday. Best regards. Toshiyo

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto walking tour ”

Great guide

Michelle Michelle Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ If there were 6 stars Toshy would get 6 ”

We had a fabulous day with Toshy. Her English is excellent, her knowledge is also excellent. It was great having someone to negotiate our way around the city, the language and the transportation. Be prepared though - her tiny little legs will have you running so keep up in the crowds. Thanks for a great and informative day Toshy Trevor, Michelle, Olivia and Amelie

Toshiyo:

Dear Michelle You such a beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me as a guide on a precious day in Kyoto. Thank you for warm hearted review. I am happy you enjoyed the day with me. Many happy future das for your beautiful daughters. Toshiyo

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