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Kyoto and Nara Private Full Day Tour by Car

(81) Reviews
8h $ 288 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • (Kyoto)Kinkaku-ji→Kiyomizu-dera→Fushimi-inari-taisha
  • (Nara)Kasuga-taisha→Todai-ji Temple→Kofuku-ji Temple

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288.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

A half hour extension.
$ 18.00

Overview

I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara in a day by car in English. Kyoto is an old capital of Japan. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until 1868. Kyoto is actually the center of Japanese history and traditional culture. Nara was the first capital of Japan from 710 to 784. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on.

What to Expect

I’m a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara by car. You can make a tour of Kyoto and Nara at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. I will take you to any places that you would like to visit. My car is a people carrier Honda Odyssey which can carry 6 passengers maximum. No smoking car. I receive only English guiding fee. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I’m available from 8:00 to 22:00. Please let me know the places which you want to visit. This tour is very convenient especially for tourists with limited time. I can efficiently take you to as many places as possible by car.

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Highlights

  • (Kyoto)Kinkaku-ji→Kiyomizu-dera→Fushimi-inari-taisha
  • (Nara)Kasuga-taisha→Todai-ji Temple→Kofuku-ji Temple

Important

You have to additionally pay, in cash in this tour, parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.

Parking fee: total about 3,000 yen
Expressway fee: from Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, or Shiga: round-trip about 3,000 yen
Lunch: it depends on what you eat. About 1,500 yen/person. Please pay for lunch also for me(your guide)
Entrance fee: total about 3,000 yen/adult. As I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.
(Entrance fee to Horyu-ji Temple is very expensive 1,500 yen / adult) read more

What‘s included
guide fee only(As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare)
What‘s not included
parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)
Depart From
Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga
Meeting Point
At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga
Ending Point
At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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.

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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 ( 81 )

Very Good
4 days ago |   by IRIANE

“ Kyoto by Day ”

Thanks to Mitsuyuki for making our trip to Kyoto memorable and easy breezy! It was raining hard and I couldn’t imagine we had to ride the subway and walk to different tourist destinations if we didn’t book him. Thanks Mitsuyuki, we had a great time! We’ll be back for more soon! We’re sorry if we got tired at the end. 😁👍🏻 🇯🇵

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Tommy

“ Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. ”

Mitsuyuki was awesome!! My kids love animals and he took us to Monkey mountain. Wow it was amazing. We got to feed the monkeys. He is very knowledgeable. He will take you where ever you want to go. I would recommend Mitsuyuki to all of my friends.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by TIm

“ Great Service ”

Mitsuyuki-San is very professional and ontime, he well respond and gave us informations, instructions even after the tour. Thanks so much

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vern

“ Miyami and Ayakashi Bamboo Forest ”

A great day with Mitsuyuki, he took us to the lovely old village of Miyama which we enjoyed, introduced us to his favorite soba restaurant there, accommodated our wishes to stop at a local grocery market, and then finished our day with a visit to the Ayakashi Bamboo Forest. He was interesting, informative and entertaining - would definitely recommend you use him for a tour.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Jacquelyn

“ Awesome Time ”

Both of our days with Mitsuyuki were amazing. He took us to so many places across Kyoto and Nara. We were particularly astounded by his extensive knowledge of Japanese history and the different landmarks we passed. We are very thankful to have spent these days with him touring Japan.

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