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Highlight Tour of Kyoto

by Kenji
(17) Reviews
8h $ 234 up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 1. Kiyomizu-dera Temple ( with huge panoramic veranda ) entrance fee:300yen
  • 2. Strolling from Kiyomizu to Gion area
  • 3. Nijyo Castle entrance fee:600yen
  • 4. Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) entrance fee:400yen
  • 5. Ryoanji Temple ( with famous rock garden ) entrance fee:500yen
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234.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

The tour includes five typical tourist destinations in Kyoto city.
We will start with visiting Kiyomizudera Temple literally meaning "Pure water temple". It is the most popular sightsseing spot where you connot miss the panoramic view of the city from its huge stage jutting over a cliff. Many visitors drinking from the streams of pure water falls in the temple expect some divine blessings.
From Kiyomizudera to Gion (classy Gasha district) there is best strolling course in which you can taste the flavor of traditional Kyoto while enjoying stone steps and stone pavement along many cozy and elegant shops,restaurants and old buildings.
In the afternoon we will visit Nijyo Castle,the huge residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who had been ruling Japan from 17th C to mid 19th C. It was adorned with lavish decorations to show off their absolute power.
Next we will visit Kinkakuji Temple,well known as Golden Pavilion,is definitely must-see in Kyoto. The shining gold leaf covering three-story pavilion never fail to impress visitors with its breathtaking beauty.
The last visit is Ryoanji Temple very famous for its mysterious rock garden.
No one knows for certain when, why and by whom it was created.
so it's up to everyone's interpretation.
My guide fee is 26000yen / 8hours (up to 5 persons)

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Highlights

  • 1. Kiyomizu-dera Temple ( with huge panoramic veranda ) entrance fee:300yen
  • 2. Strolling from Kiyomizu to Gion area
  • 3. Nijyo Castle entrance fee:600yen
  • 4. Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) entrance fee:400yen
  • 5. Ryoanji Temple ( with famous rock garden ) entrance fee:500yen

Important

City Kyoto

Meeting Point At your hotel

Ending Point At your hotel or the final destination

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 5
What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up in Kyoto city


What‘s not included
  • Special one day pass costing 1500 yen/person (you & guide) covering all transportation fee of bus and subway.
  • Entrance fee for each facility.
  • Lunch
  • dinner for you and guide.

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Kenji


National Certified Guide

(17) Reviews

Contact Kenji
Response Time 10 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi I'm Kenji
I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English.
I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years
So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city
Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year
I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics
but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking,
kimono-clad walking and so on.
I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking.
I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter
for it will never recur"
So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality.
Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture
I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours
Please contact me any time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.
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Reviews ( 17 )

1 year ago |   by Leopoldo

Very good schedule. We covered several sites within one day. Traveling via bus and trains wad an interesting experience.

1 year ago |   by Rod

We very much enjoyed our time with Kenji. We especially appeciated his written summary of Japanese history which helped put our visits into perspective. And his understanding of history, which was greater than other guides we have used, made each site more meaningful. He was very flexible and focused on sites most meaningful to us. He also took us to lunch at a wonderful traditional Japanese restaurant. I would strongly recommend Kenji if you want to see and understand Kyoto.

1 year ago |   by Ingrid

Our tour with Kenji has been great! He was very well organized with the program of the day and the transports. He booked for us a very special restaurant for lunch in which we spent a very good time eating and watching cooking tempura. In one day we have been able to see 5 of the most known places in Kyoto with very good explanations. We are really happy of the service!

1 year ago |   by Michael

My teenage daughter and I recently spent a day with Kenji touring the major sites of Kyoto. I found him to be extremely well-prepared, knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. His English was excellent and he was a terrific ambassador for a fascinating city and country. I heartily recommend taking a tour with him. But be prepared for a lot of walking! We were exhausted by the end of the day!

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