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Highlight Tour of Kyoto

by Kenji
(49) Reviews
8h $ 252 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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252.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
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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 ( 49 )
Johan Johan Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great 2 days in Kyoto ”

Kenji was an excellent guide and although some sights were closed on New Years eve we still had a great time and ate some great food.

Kenji:

Dear Johan, Thank you for your great review. I could show you off the beaten path sights in addtion to popular tourist spots as you requested. So we could luckily enjoy snow-covered scenes with a welcoming snowman in rural area of Kyoto which are very rare scenes in its central area. I'm very glad that you liked some typical Japanese food for lunch. I look forward to next your visit to Japan. Regards, Kenji

Vash Vash Australia
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Insight into Osaka and flexible ”

Kenji was a great tour guide. He explained the history and culture of Osaka to us and was able to amend the tour where and when needed. Kenji also helped us to sort out our JR pass for our travel in Japan and was a great help. Kenji took us to this awesome Sushi train restaurant where no one spoke English so we would not have been able to go if it was not for Kenji. Overall a great experience! Thank You Kenji

Kenji:

Dear Vash-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of my guide tour. I'm really glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour and reasonable and tasty revolving sushi sushi with sophisticated system. As we had to skip to visit a famous shrine due to incredibly long queue of people on new year holiday I will guide and explain you more about Shinto and other Japanese culture in next time. I look forward to your next chance to visit to Japan, especially to Kyoto (my hometown) ! Regards, Kenji

Rosa Rosa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Trip to see Hemiji Castle (1) Himeji Castle + Engyoji-temple on Mt. Shoshazan ”

We booked trip with Kenji for half a day when our cruise ship arrived in Kobe. I initially asked Kenji for a tour to Nara but at the last minute we decided that we would rather see Himeji Castle. I asked him to change itinerary at the last minute. He was very positive about the change and suggested to go to see additionally Engyoji-temple on Mt. Shoshazan that I did not even know about. Our trip was great! We really enjoyed beautiful temple and fall colors on Mr. Shohazan. Kenji met us exactly on time at the ship terminal. The trip was well planned, so we were able to see both places in very short period. Kenji provided a lot of information about the sites. Answered al our questions. We really enjoyed conversations about history of Japan and learned a lot from him. Thanks Kenji! Highly rec... read more

Kenji:

Dear Rosa, Thank you for your great review of my tour. Within the limited tour time we managed to squeeze your requested spots into the itinerary. I wish we could have more extra time to show you our atractive spots in details. Anyway I'm very glad that you could enjoy the tour. I highly recommend you to stay longer next time so that I will be able to explain you more about our culture and history in addtion to enjoy tasty local delicacy. Best regards, Kenji

Andy Andy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ An enjoyable day in Kyoto ”

Kenji was very prompt, patient and professional. He explained the history of places that we visited, took us through secret routes for pictures and great local restaurant for dons. I would highly recommend Kenji as your guide.

Kenji:

Dear Andy, Thank you for your great review of my tour and compliment. I'm very glad that you could enjoyed my tour and local delicacy. I also could enjoy spending a wonderful time with you and your nice family. As Japan has various charms in each season I recommend you to visit my country in different season next time. Thanks, Kenji

Shannon Shannon United States
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Zen and learning in Kyoto ”

Kenji was absolutely fantastic! He is knowledgeable, kind, and has a great personality. We were a group of 6 and we all loved spending the day with him. He is truly a plethora of information and everything we could have hoped for. Thank you, Kenji for a wonderful day🙏🏼

Kenji:

Dear Shannon-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of our tour. I'm very glad that I could show you profound zen world through dry landscape gardens and the culture and history of Kyoto and all of you liked them. Of course I could enjoy myself spending great time with all of you. If you will have any plan to visit Japan in future, please contact me so as to customize any tour to meet your needs. Best regards, Kenji

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