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Highlight Tour of Kyoto

by Kenji
(41) Reviews
8h $ 249 Price 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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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 28000yen / 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

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.
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
up to 5 people

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 ( 41 )
Claudia Claudia United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

We spent a wonderful full day with Kenji who showed us everything that we planned to see. It was a customized tour taht we both “designed”. He welcomed us at the Jr station where we got a printed itinerary with exact time at each stop. Kenji was very courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and very well organized. We enjoyed every minute of the tour. He answered all our questions about customs and even thought us a little of Japanese during our lunch! We would recommend him to our friends.

Kenji:

Claudia-san, Thank you for your great review of my tour. I'm very glad to hear that you satisfied my tour and of course I could enjoy spending a wonderful time with you and your family. I'm also glad to have gotten your many questions which proved your curiosity about our culture, religion and society etc. As you know Japan has distinctive four seasons and various regions with their charms attracting visitors. I look forward to your next chance to visit Japan. Thanks, Kenji

Jonathan and Mei Jonathan United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Osaka in A Day ”

Kenji-san was good fun, and we spent a very comprehensive day with him as our guide in Osaka. As Japan was experiencing a heatwave, we had to make extra pit stops for resting and hydrating so that stretched the day a little more than the agreed hours but Kenji-san was relaxed about it and made us feel easy and unpressurised by the slight delay. All in all, a very good overview of Osaka in one day.

Kenji:

Jonathan-san Thank you for your great review of my tour. I'm very glad you could enjoy my tour in spite of record heat in Osaka. I defintely recommend you to visit Japan in more comfortable seasons next time. I'm also very surprised that we were reunited in Fushimi Inari coincidentally by its divine miracle power. I look forward to your next visit to Japan. Thanks, Kenji

David David United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Navigating Kyoto ”

Kenny is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and Japanese history and culture. He had a notebook that shows the history of the various emperors and shoguns, he also illustrated the high lights of the various sights and venues we visited. He shepherded us from one location to another quickly and efficiently. The weather was brutally hot and humid, but Kenji went along with our suggestion to change the itinerary to move indoors and complete the day earlier than planned.

Kenji:

Dear David, Thank you for your great review. I wish I could have had more comfortable time to explain about our culture and history related to the spots we visited but it was too hot and humid to walk around outside on the tour day. I recommend you to visit Kyoto again in better seasons and stay over nights so as to enjoy the various charms of the city. Please contact me anytime if you have any chance to come to Japan. Regards, Kenji

Leanne Leanne United States ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ A good overview of Kyoto ”

Kenji was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed our day with him. We did have occasional challenges with his English unlike our other guides in Japan. But overall very pleased with the areas we visited. I would forewarn people who visit Kyoto with TripleLights to be aware of the additional costs involved for the tour. We spent between $90-$100USD for taxi fares, entrance fees and lunch for us and the guide (2 of us total and 1 guide). Low cost subways are not available in Kyoto like in Tokyo, so it adds to the overall cost of the trip. Helps to know in advance so can bring sufficient amount of cash. But overall, a very nice tour and enjoyed our time with Kenji.

Kenji:

Dear Leanne, Thank you for your nice review of my tour. My tours usually use public transportation and need walking to some extent but I also use taxi occasionally by guest's request for saving walking and time. I'm sorry but Kyoto don't have so well-networked and low cost subways as Tokyo I'm relieved to hear that you could enjoy my tour overall. Thank you, Kenji

Marlow Marlow United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Prepared, organized and thoughtful ”

Kenji was so organized with planning our two days together. He carefully took all of our input and planned perfect days for the three of us (age 14 to 77). My mother has challenging food allergies and he carefully selected restaurants to accommodate her. He is kind and knowledgeable! We highly recommend him for your tour days.

Kenji:

Dear Marlow, Thank you for your great review of my tour. I'm really glad to hear that you and your family could enjoy my guiding tour including selected vegetarian restaurant. I could also spend wonderful time with you. Please contact me anytime if you have next chance to visit Japan again. Best regards, Kenji

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