Home Japan Kyoto Tours My Favorite Golden R...

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

(43) Reviews
8h $ 255 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Kitayama area; Kinkaku-ji ( the Golden Pavilion ), Ryoan-ji Temple famous for the Rock Garden and Ninna-ji Temple.
  • Arashiyama area; Jojako-ji Temple famous for autumn foliage, Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple with a beautiful garden.
  • Fushimi area; Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine famous for a thousand vermilion-colored torii gates.

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
254.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.85
Extra person.
$ 18.20
Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area.
$ 18.20

Overview

This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past year. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

What to Expect

You can visit almost all the popular tourist attractions in Kyoto except for Higashiyama area ( the eastern part of Kyoto ). In addition, you will visit off-beaten sites, such as Ninna-ji Temple, a Wrold Heritage site with a long history, and Jojako-ji Temple standing on a moss-covered slope of Mt Ogura, Arashiyama. You will have lunch at a restaurant near Ninna-ji Temple which offers you Japanese style dishes such as Kyoto-style ramen noodles, curry and rice, a bowl of rice with soy-saurce flavored pork on top. and so forth. If you like, you can visit a long-standing and popular izakaya restaurant ( Japanese-style tavern ) near Fushimi Inari Shrine after the tour.

read more
4.9 (43) Reviews
Excellent
 
91%
Very Good
 
9%
Good
 
0%
Poor
 
0%
Horrible
 
0%

Organized by

Yoshihisa Licensed Guide
(43) Reviews
Contact Yoshihisa Response Time: 16 hs

Highlights

  • Kitayama area; Kinkaku-ji ( the Golden Pavilion ), Ryoan-ji Temple famous for the Rock Garden and Ninna-ji Temple.
  • Arashiyama area; Jojako-ji Temple famous for autumn foliage, Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple with a beautiful garden.
  • Fushimi area; Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine famous for a thousand vermilion-colored torii gates.

Important

You use mainly trains but partly taxis to save time. During the tour you walk in and around the sites you visit, so wear sneakers or walking shoes, please.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you and guide ), lunch and entrance fee for four temples ( 1,900 yen )
Meeting Point
At Kyoto Station or your hotel in Kyoto area
Ending Point
At Kyoto Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 43 )

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Isabel

“ Kyoto - 1 Day Tour ”

We took the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto for a one day tour and Yoshi conveniently met us at the station to begin our tour. We had a group of 9 with ages ranging from 15-50+. Yoshi did an excellent job of keeping everyone interested and we moved at a great pace. Any questions we had, he answered with ease. He was very accommodating and warm. I wish we had more time in Japan, as we would definitely spend it in Kyoto. It is a beautiful, peaceful area. We will no doubt plan a trip back and contact Yoshi to show us around again.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Ralf

“ Perfect day ”

Yoshi is a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. He guided us perfectly thru the many sights of Kyoto. We learned a lot and had a great day.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Ken

“ Excellent experience ”

Yoshie was fantastic. Thorough knowledge of Kyoto and nearby areas. Took us to all the important spots and some lesser known as well. Very flexible when we wanted to change the plan. Excellent English. Would highly recommend.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Christopher

“ Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, attentive and very fit!! ”

Yoshihisa is an impressive tour guide, Knowledgeable and super attentive. Highly recommended for private tours. If you are looking for an experienced guide, who is fluent in English, sticks to the itinerary (and more), then you MUST try Yoshie's private Kyoto tour. You will not be disappointed. 10 stars from me!! Great Job!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Susan

“ Fantastic, knowledgeable guide ”

Yoshi was a great guide, we had a wonderful day touring old Kyoto with him. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite, friendly and helpful. We saw so many amazing places and learnt a lot. We thoroughly recommend him.

More tours by Yoshihisa

Kyoto Popular Tours & Activities

Your very own Kyoto Tour!

(77) Reviews
by Masaki
7:30h $ 395 up to 4 people

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

(43) Reviews
8h $ 255 up to 5 people

Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Samurai Roads

(42) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 255 up to 6 people

Kyoto one day tour

(32) Reviews
by SHIN
1 day $ 255 up to 6 people

Kyoto Day Tour with a Private Car

(33) Reviews
by TR Taxi
8h $ 517 up to 9 people

Be a Monkey!!  Experience

(77) Reviews
by Masaki
5h $ 273 up to 4 people