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NIJO CASTLE , secret shrine & the interaction with local people

by Yuriko
(2) Reviews
6h $ 132 per person


  • NIJO CASTLE (¥600 )
  • a secret shrine known only by very few ( free of charge )
  • a roofed shopping street used by the locals

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132.00 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up .
$ 17.60
Extra person.
$ 22.00


This tour covers everything you need. World Heritage, very unique & little-known shrine and stroll in the local shopping street.
I would like you to interact with local people and see the daily lives of them by walking along the local shopping street.
In addition to the magnificent World Heritage, there are several must-see places in this area.
And I gladly accept one person.

What to Expect

----NIJO CASTLE is an only World Heritage that is not a temple or shrine in Kyoto.
The magnificent building with 33 rooms represents Edo Period architecture.
And the gardens of Special Scenic Beauty are worth viewing.
This castle witnessed the transfer of political power from shogun to emperor.

2. A very unique secret shrine known only by very few
----It is a secret shrine, so I cannot tell you in detail.
All I can say is that this shrine is very different from other shrines.

3. A roofed shopping street used by locals
----There are many kinds of shops and very friendly locals will welcome you.
You do not have to worry about the weather because there is an arcade.
Please enjoy shopping and interacting with the locals.

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3.5 (2) Reviews
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  • NIJO CASTLE (¥600 )
  • a secret shrine known only by very few ( free of charge )
  • a roofed shopping street used by the locals


Buses conveniently stop right at tourist sites, but during the peak seasons , they get very crowded. So i suggest we use the subway. That will take us to our destinations more smoothly.

Please wear comfortable shoes.
After viewing the vast gardens and magnificent palace, we will head to a
Japanese restaurant for lunch, and the local shopping street.

We will use the subway to get to our destination smoothly.
The transportation fee is about ¥300.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you and guide )--about ¥1000

lunch ( about ¥1000 )
NIJO CASTLE ( ¥600 )

Meeting Point
At convenient place for you
Ending Point
At convenience places for your next destination
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

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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 ( 2 )
Jwalant Jwalant United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Courteous, flexible but not as organized ir prepared ”

She was having trouble with public transportation and was not as organized. Besides that she was flexible polite. Helpful and accommodating to our needs. She could improve by providing more details about different sightseeing locations and offer more ideas about what to do and see in her city.


Thank you for your review. Regarding the public transportation, please understand that our itinerary was changed on the day when tour took place. I had prepared other plans exclusively for you. And I believe that you enjoyed visiting several tourist spots I recommended. But from now on, I will keep your comment in mind and continue to train myself to become good guide.

Gabriella Gabriella United Kingdom ( Solo )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Arashiyama and beyond! ”

Yuriko was a very nice guide to spend time with. Her English is very good and she is knowledgeable and organised. She thinks ahead and tries to sort out all planning ahead of time. She kindly spent some time in the evening with me as well and we had a very nice meal together. I would happily recommend her and wish her will with her guiding! Thanks Yuriko


Hi ! Gabriella ! Thank you very much for your review ! I was so happy to have an opportunity to share an amazing time with you. I am glad that you enjoyed Japan and It was fun having a very nice meal together. Hope to see you again !!

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