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Highlight of Kyoto

8 hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Exporing the highlight of Kyoto! I pick up the most popular tourist destinations in Kyoto. Shall we enjoy the extensive one-day trip in Kyoto?


Feel free to personalize this offer with Miwako.

  • Kinkakuji temple
  • Gion area
  • Koshindo
  • Tower of Yasaka
  • Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka
  • Kiyomizu temple
  • Fushimi Inari grand shrine

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What to Expect

You can expect as follows,
・Kinkakuji temple
The golden shining pavilion never fails to catch your heart!
・Gion area
Maiko and Geisha’s area as well as entertainment area lining with shops providing traditional goods and souvenirs. .
Please guess what kind of animal the mysterious mascots are?
・Tower of Yasaka
A landmark tower of Gion area. Just looking from the outside.
・Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka
famous and popular slopes.
・Kiyomizu temple
On the stage of Kiyomizu you see a panoramic view of Kyoto! I’ll tell you why the veranda of Kiyomizu was constructed on the cliff.
・Fushimi Inari grand shrine
You can walk through a mysterious tunnel made up of more than 10,000 red Torii gates!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto or the final destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), meal fee, and entrance fee.


* Before booking my tour, please give me your details a week of the tour in advance.
*This tour is not covered by insurance. Please take part in this tour at your own risk.
*At some places including shrines, temples and so on, only Japanese currency is available. I recommend you will have Japanese currency before the tour starts.
*To save time and energy we might get on a taxi on the way. Please be informed that you will pay the taxi fee. For example, between Kiyomizuzaka and Kiyomizugojyo station it costs about 800 yen.
*As for the final destination of Fushimi Inari grand shrine, we go up to Okusha Hohaisho at the end of Senbon Torii gate. Could you please decide whether I drop you off at your hotel or we finish the tour and you are very welcome to walk around the site by yourself.
*Entrance fee at Kinkakuji temple is 400 yen for adult.
Kiyomizu temple is 400 yen for adult. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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 ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Ambre Ambre United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Miwako a.k.a. Olive was fantastic! ”

Miwako met us at our hotel with a sign and was so thoughtful about our trip. We only had about 6 hours, so she had carefully planned out our agenda so we could maximize our time in Osaka. She had a great suggestion to get a weekend/holiday subway pass and that saved us thousands of yen. She really knew the history of the area and was so kind to me and my family. There were several times when she talked to the merchants for us and secured better deals than we would have on our own. Again, such a great day in Osaka with a wonderful guide!


Dear Ms. Ambre Thank you so much for having taking part in my tour and showing a great interest in Osaka. Also, thank you so much for your sweet compliment. I'm reminiscing you, your mother, friend and son. All of you are so lovely and kind not only to me but also other foreign visitors and shop and restaurant clerks. When we meet up, you came to me in full smile and took pictures with me. At the moment I was so happy to be blessed with such lovely guests as you. I'm impressed with your son's knowledge about Japanese history as well. I'm glad to know you enjoyed the tour and soul food in Osaka. Next time you will try Kushikatsu, which are deep-fried skewers. I hope I will meet you again. Thank you so much again for giving me a wonderful opportunity to have guided you. Fr... read more

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