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  •   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


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


236.60 USD

final price

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!

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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!
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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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3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Informative and enjoyable ”

Kenji did an excellent job of compiling a tour for my family taking into consideration what we particularly wished to see in the time available. We visited major cultural sites such as Fushimi Inari shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple as well as walking through interesting areas such as Gion, Niseki markets and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. His choice of restaurant for our lunch was appreciated as it was housed in a traditional building, in an area we would never have found by ourselves and served delicious Japanese food. Kenji was very organised. He purchased our rail tickets before meeting us and provided us with a timeline to explain the historical periods of Kyoto. I would highly recommend Kenji if you are considering a tour of Kyoto.

Dear Lynn Thank you for your excellent review. I'm very glad that you and your family enjoyed my private tour in Kyoto. I could also enjoyed guiding you and your nice family. As you know Japan is a small nation but there are so many spots to visit and things to experience for each season especially in Kyoto. I hope you will be able to visit Japan again and enjoy more in near future. Thanks, Kenji

Genevieve Genevieve
4 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Osaka Day tour with Kenji ”

Kenji was very patient with me from the planning stage to the day of the tour. He was flexible and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him for your future tours. Thank you Kenji :-)

Dear Genevieve Thank you for your compliment. I really enjoyed guiding you and your nice family. I'm also still enjoying tasty sweets given to me. I hope you will be able to revisit Japan some day. Thanks, Kenji

7 months ago

Very nice and responsible.

Hi Rebecca Thank you for your great review. I really enjoyed guiding you and your nice family for three days. I was glad to see that you liked our culture and food. I hope you will be able to revisit Japan in future. thanks, Kenji

9 months ago , From: Philippines

Kenji was very helpful and he came really prepared. He listened to all our requests for our customized tour and gave us quite a memorable day! :) He also assisted us in procuring Japanese souvenirs/collectibles that we really want to bring home. He even went beyond and gave us helpful information about some other places we want to see but cannot fit into our day anymore. We highly recommend Kenji to anyone who needs a guide in this area. :)

Dear Jingle Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm very happy to have been able to help you and your nice family enjoy at each destination. It was one of the most memorable thing for me that your two daughters both could be surprisingly selected from audience and experience sword fighting lesson at Kyoto Studio Park. As you know Japan has lots of sightseeing spots and attractions Please contact me any time if you have any other chance to visit Japan. Thanks, Kenji

10 months ago

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

Dear Leopoldo, Thank you for your nice review. I'm very glad that you could enjoy my highlight tour. As Kyoto is so picturesque and fascinating city that I strongly recommend you to revisit if you have any chance. Best regards, Kenji

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