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Katsura Imperial Villa and Fushimi Inari

4 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Katsura Imperial Villa is too beautiful to express! In the early Edo period, Prince Toshihito, who excelled in both literature and the martial art from childhood, built the Villa. That is both tasteful and simple. We need to apply for the Imperial Household Agency to get in. I will apply for you by postcard. It takes an hour to see the villa by the special guide of the villa. The fee is free.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.

  • Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Enjoy the Japanese garden and architecture
  • Fushimi inari
  • 1000 Torii gates

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What to Expect

Katsura Imperial Villa needs admission in advance. The number of visitors is limited. So visit to Katsura Imperial Villa is worth visiting. I am sure you will be satisfied with this artistic sensibility.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

Transportation fee ( you and guide),lunch, dinners,entrance fee


I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

Mondays are closed. You need passports to get in.
Guide's and your transportation fee are not included.
Lunch and dinner are not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 152 )
4.6 (152) Reviews
Very Good
Narendra Narendra United States ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Nice Tour and Great Person ”

Prior to the trip, Toshiyo and I communicated several times to finalize what we wanted to see in Kyoto. We did a day trip from Tokyo and she met us at the train station and we were off to our sights. She showed each site very well and used public transportation and taxis if needed. Her English is very very good and she was able to clearly understand and effectively communicate with us. We would certainly use her services again the next time we are in the Kyoto area.


Dear Navendra Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I enjoyed being with you. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto because you cane all the way to visit Kyoto. I appreciate your visit. Please come back again in spring and autumn. Thank you again. Toshiyo

Amna Amna United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Great one day trip to Kyoto with Toshiyo ”

We had a great one day trip to Kyoto with Toshi. She was very prompt to reply to all my questions before booking the trip. We were taking the early morning bulletin train from a Tokyo and she met us at the train station. We went to 5 places (Inari Shinto shrine, bamboo forest, imperial castle, golden pavilion and one more place). I am so glad that Toshi was with us to navigate the city as these sites were spread all over. We had a great day in Kyoto- Thank you Toshi.


Hi Amna Thank you very much for your having me as your guide. I am glad you enjoyed Kyoto. And we had a relaxed time with fewer tourists in tourist spots. Please come back again in spring and autumn to see more beautiful places. Thank you. Toshiyo

Saumil Saumil United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Comprehensive Tour of Beautiful Kyoto ”

Toshiyo was the greatest thing to happen to our group. My friends and I have been visiting Japan and have been trying to soak up the best elements. She was extremely flexible, punctual and professional, extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Not only did we see it all we learned it all. Thank you Toshiyo-San


Dear Saumil and lovely friends Thank you very much for your having me as a guide. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the day here. I appreciate we shared monkey park and love shrine experiences. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Business )
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Tour of Kyoto! ”

My colleagues and I were able to spend one day in Kyoto and greatly enjoyed our time and tour with Toshiyo! She tailored out tour according to what we desired. Also, as the tour went on, we were able to change some items to ensure that we were able to see those places which were most important to us. She was very informative and had a wealth of information about the city, the sites, and many other interesting facts. She brought us to an authentic small Japanese restaurant for lunch which we really enjoyed! I recommend Toshiyo as a guide for those coming to Kyoto!


Dear Jennifer Thank you very much for having me as your guide. To start early in the morning was the best choice and I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. Winter Kyoto has been warm and very pretty with calm atmosphere. Thank you very much for spending time in Kyoto. Toshiyo

Sharon Sharon Philippines ( Business )
3 weeks ago

“ Had a great time in Kyoto Nara ”

Toshiyo handled our group of 12 pax well. We were able to visit all the locations we requested.


Hi Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Your good advice of a microphone helped a lot. Thank you. Please say hello to your lovely husband. Toshiyo

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