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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

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel or the final destination
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
8h
When?

People

231.40 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 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)


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

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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Kevin
2 days ago , From: United States

“ Good time with Kenji ”

Kenji was fun to experience the site of Kyoto with. He was very nice and accommodating our needs and tourist shopping breaks. He had some difficulty answering some of our questions, but he was very nice and a joy to spend the day with.

Kenji:
Dear Kevin Thank you for your nice reveiw of my tour. I also enjoyed to spend wonderful time with you. As Kyoto has various popular sightseeing spots and attractions I expect your next visit in future. Thanks, Kenji

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Peggy
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Awesome Time in Osaka! ”

We had a wonderful time in Osaka. Kenji was very friendly, personable, accommodating, and patient with us. We had made some last minute changes to the itinerary and Kenji was very flexible and adaptive to switching things around. He spoke English very well and is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. We did not feel rushed and most importantly my kids loved him. He also helped us pick out some great spots for lunch and dinner - as we wanted to try restaurants and cuisine that more of the locals would do. We would highly recommend anyone looking to use Kenji as a tour guide in Japan! When we are back in Japan to visit again we would definitely use Kenji as a tour guide again! Thank you Kenji for showing us Osaka!! All the best, Jimmy and Peggy

Kenji:
Dear Jimmy and Peggy, Thank you for your long and wonderful review of my tour. It was my great pleasure to have guided your nice family in Osaka and I also enjoyed myself very much. I expect next chance to guide you in near future. I can customize any private tour to meet your needs. Best regards, Kenji

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Grace
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Patient and Knowledage guide ”

We had Kenji for our day tour in Osaka on 12 April 2017. Despite a rainy day, we enjoyed ourselves with Kenji's planned itinerary and also his services. He was patient with our questions and shared with us the history of the Osaka Castle and the Sho-guns - making the Castle visit interesting. We liked the Cherry blossom mint - there are so many types of cherry blossoms. Because of the rain, it was difficult to take picture as it was too cold and wet. Also, we had to keep moving so that the place will not jam up. As we were making our way to Kyoto after the tour and had requested Kenji to bring us to the Osaka station and showed us the Kyoto train platform. Kenji gladly agreed and he personally led us to the Kyoto train platform. He also made sure we were aware of the timing of the next 2 trains before taking his leave to his own train platform. Thank you once again, Kenji!

Kenji:
Dear Grace Thank you for your polite and wonderful review of the private tour. Regarding to cherry blossom viewing it was the best timing and place in Osaka especially at Osaka Mint. It was shame for us that the better weather could have made it much more enjoyable. I hope you could spend good time in Kyoto as well. I expect your next visit to Japan again in future. thanks, Kenji

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Tessa
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kenji is a patient and knowledgeable guide ”

Kenji arrived an hour early from our departure time and patiently waited for us at the lobby of our apartment. He showed us shrine, temples, observatory deck and Hep Ferris Wheel. He's very thoughtful - he made sure we ride an elevator instead of stairs so that my Dad will not tire easily. He also gave us a gift -a pad origami papers for each of us. In return, my children made fortune teller and crane (out of the origami paper he gave us) as a remembrance from them. We hope that you will keep the photo we gave you to remember us. Hope to get your service again when we go to Japan.

Kenji:
Dear Tessa, Thank you for your great review. I'm very glad that you and your family could enjoy the private tour. I was so surprised to find that your children were already good at folding origami paper when I gave it to them. The paper crafts they gave to me became my nice remembrance. I'll also keep the nice photo with your family as a treasure and look forward to seeing you again. I hope your wishes with "five big power" will come true by your next visit to Japan. Thanks again, Kenji

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Paola
3 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: Monaco

“ Wowww, lovely trip! ”

Kenji has been a very useful guide, we couldn't have travelled without his suggestions and precious support: train and bus timetable, common life tips and zen or religious information, just 3 fields he perfectly share with us. Thanks, Kenji!

Kenji:
Dear Paola, Thank you for your wonderful review of our trip. I'm very glad to have completed 7 days tour safely and enjoyably. I also could enjoy guiding your party and having friendly communication I hope you will be able to visit Japan again in future to enjoy more . Thanks, Kenji

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