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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.

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)

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Shiga
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 10
Booking
3h
When?

People

108.00 USD

total price for up to 10 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per group People
1 ~ 6 people 108.00 USD
7 ~ 10 people 135.00 USD

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 31.50 USD

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.


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

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 31.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
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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Jason
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Wonderful Experience ”

Outstanding, she catered to our needs with two small girls. Thank you so much for showing us around the town, a must if you've never been to Kyoto before. We would have given up fighting the crowd if it were not for her.

Toshiyo:
Thank you for the review. I had a great time with you, your beautiful wife and daughters. Thank you. Please come back. Toshiyo

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Vina
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ The Yappy's in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo our guide is punctual and very friendly. She is very knowledgable with the area and history of Kyoto. She is very accommodating.

Toshiyo:
Thank you for the review,Vina. You have a beautiful family! I hope you all had a good time in Kyoto. Are you wearing a pretty summer kimono? Hope you will come and stay in Gion area. Toshiyo

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Susan
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is a terrific guide and an intelligent, lovely woman. Touring several places in Kyoto, she was knowledgeable, flexible and resourceful. We loved spending time with her and hearing about her high school year spent in Ohio. What a brace young woman! On our next trip to Kyoto, we definitely hope to see Toshiyo.

Toshiyo:
Dear Susan Thank you for the review. You were very impressive. I had a great time with you and learned a lot. I am thinking of getting a toy poodle. Thank you. Toshiyo

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Janine
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto in one day ”

We are so glad to have Toshiyo to show us what we cannot see on ourprevious 3-days tour with *******: Toshiyo took us to Fushimi inari and the geikkenken sake museum then to Kiomizu dera temple and shopping areas and 2 more famous shrines that we cannot do without her expertise . She is very accommodating and plan everything perfectly to meet our request and time. Thanks Toshiyo.

Toshiyo:
Thank you for choosing me as a guide. I had a great time with you and your lovely daughters. I hope you will come back and visit more places in Japan. Thank you again. Toshiyo

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Terry
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Thank you Toshi ”

Thanks for organizing the itinerary and pre booked the restaurant for lunch ( the best Soba restaurant )

Toshiyo:
Hi Terry Thank you for choosing my tour. I really enjoyed the time with you. A lot of cherry blossoms and the best weather. Thank you again. Toshiyo

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