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NIJO CASTLE , secret shrine & the interaction with local people

by Yuriko
(2) Reviews
6h $ 140 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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139.50 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up .
$ 18.60
Extra person.
$ 23.25


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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Organized by Yuriko

Licensed Guide
(2) Reviews


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


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.

City Kyoto

Meeting Point At convenient place for you

Ending Point At convenience places for your next destination

Duration 6 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee

What‘s not included
  • transportation fee ( you and guide ) --about ¥1000
  • lunch ( about ¥1000 )
  • NIJO CASTLE ( ¥600 )

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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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.

About Yuriko

Licensed Guide

(2) Reviews

Contact Yuriko
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi. My name is Yuriko. Please call me Yuri. I am a licensed tour guide in English.
I also work as an English instructor. I have been fortunate enough to live in Kyoto for several years. I am so happy to have an opportunity to introduce Kyoto to people from
all over the world.
This tour is designed for you to feel the real Kyoto on foot at a reasonable price.
I would like you to enjoy genuine Kyoto scenery that you have longed to see and feel the elegance of Kyoto.
I am willing to tailor the tour to your needs. So please feel free to ask me anything.
And I gladly accept one person. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
I am looking forward to meeting you soon.

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Reviews ( 2 )

3 months ago |   by Jwalant

“ 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.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Gabriella

“ 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

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