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Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour

by Katsuko
(20) Reviews
8h $ 258 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • A place to visit will be planned according to your interest.

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257.60 USD

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Overview

Full-day Kyoto Tour personalized according to your interests and preferences.

What to Expect

Itineraty can be customized according to your preference and interest.

Sample Itinerary 1 - North-Eastern Kyoto: Ginkaku-ji temple, also known as the silver pavilion, -> the philosopher’s path -> Eikando temple -> Nanzenji-temple -> Murin-an garden -> Heian Jingu shrine

Sample Itinerary 2 - Central and Northern Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Kitano Tenmangu Shrine -> Kamishichiken Geisha district -> Daitokuji temple

Sample Itinerary 3 – North-Western Kyoto including Arashiyama: Nijo castle -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> the bamboo forest -> Okochi sanso villa -> Tenryuji Temple

Sample Itinerary 4 – North-Western Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Ryoanji temple -> Ninnaji temple -> Myoshinji temple

Sample Itinerary 5 - South-Eastern Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Kiyomizu temple -> Gion district

Sample Itinerary 6 - One-day in Arashiyama: Toriimoto preserved area, including Otagi Nenbutsuji temple -> one or two temples in Sagano area, such as Giou-ji temple, Jyojyakkoji temple, Seiryoji temple and so on -> the bamboo forest -> Okochi sanso villa -> Tenryuji Temple -> Togetsukyo bridge

Sample Itineraty 7 - Central Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kyoto Imperial Palace -> Nishiki market -> Gion District including Kenninji temple -> Kodaiji temple

Sample Itinerary 8 - Uji and Southern Kyoto: Bjyodo-in temple -> Ujigami Shrine -> Sake Brewery and Sake tasting in Fushimi area -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Sample Itinerary 9 - near Kyoto station: Toji temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Chishaku-in temple

Cultural experiences such as tea ceremony, sake tasking, textile weaving, pottery making, Japanese sweets making etc. can be combined with the above itineraries.

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Highlights

  • A place to visit will be planned according to your interest.

Important

Please make inquiry on availability before booking

This tour is not covered by insurance, so please participate in this tour at your own risk.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (public transport, taxi) are not included in the tour price.
Admission fee of the temples are not included in the tour price.
Lunch is not included in the tour price.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto city
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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 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 ( 20 )
David David Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Very helpful and informative ”

Katsuko was a great guide to have. She knows alot about Kyoto including some lesser known but equally brilliant places to visit. Highy recommended.

Katsuko:

Dear David, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so lovely to meet you and your wife. I sincerely hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

Larissa Larissa Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ “Excellent!” ”

We spent our last ½ day in Kyoto exploring some beautiful and interesting local sights with Katsuko, including Kinkakuji. We found Katsuko to be kind, accommodating and knowledgeable in sharing information and answering our questions. Katsuko helped us to not waste precious time trying to navigate from one sight to another so we could fit as much in as possible and, she worked with us to create a tour that was enjoyable and memorable! Our last stop was Nishiki Market and we loved sharing this experience with Katsuko as we had a lot of fun learning about lots of products and trying some truly delicious local foods! I would definitely recommend Katsuko as a guide.

Katsuko:

Dear Larissa, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you all and I enjoyed the time with you a lot. I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I truly hope that we'll have the opportunity to meet again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great day in Kyoto! ”

Katsuko was a wonderful guide. Very soft spoken, sometimes hard to hear and understand. She is willing to change plans and do what you want if it is advisable and smart. She guided us in some very busy areas with many tourists. We did spend more on transportation than expected, but that was because we wanted to see everything possible in one day. Take her advice; she knows what she is doing.

Katsuko:

Dear Linda, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was good we were able to visit all the places of interest. It was so nice meeting you and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

ERVIN ERVIN United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Glorius Autumn Day in Kyoto ”

Very pleasant, competent and profesional tour guide. On subways, taxis, and on foot we covered all the major Kyoto attractions that could be covered in one day. Katsuko even drew us a map we could use to visit on our own the next day at the Nishiki Market and the Gion geisha complex. She also drew for us a map with Japanese instructions to help taxi drivers find our small apartment/hotel which was very helpful. We were fortunste to find Katsuko.

Katsuko:

Dear Ervin, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the time and the conversation with you. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

Matt Matt United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A great day of gardens and food ”

We asked Katsuko to design a tour focusing on both major and lesser-known gardens in Kyoto, and she put together a great day for us. She also guided us through the Kyoto market and gave us great culinary information. Highly recommended.

Katsuko:

Dear Matt, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the day with you visiting the gardens. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

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