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Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour

by Katsuko
(16) Reviews
8h $ 246 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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246.40 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 ( 16 )
Matt Matt United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week 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

Jeri Winn Jeri United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A fun education ”

Katsuko arranged a wonderful first day in Kyoto for us. She helped us understand the temples, shrines, local neighborhoods, and the Nishiki food market. Thanks to her we are on strong footing for the rest of our visit. She was very informative of the history of each place we visited. She also designed a route that lead from one place to another seamlessly. She did it all with a smile and a great sense of humor.

Katsuko:

Dear Jeri, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the time with you, especially the fun conversation with you during the tour. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan, and hope to see you again some time in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

Katy Katy Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Lovely day exploring Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful half day with Katsuko exploring beautiful Kyoto. We visited so many beautiful places and Katsuko explained their significance in Japanese culture. We learned many new things throughout the day. Katsuko was kind and patient with our children and found interesting things for them to see. She helped us with many suggestions for our time in Kyoto.

Katsuko:

Dear Katy, Thank you very much for your kind review. You are such a wonderful family and it was so lovely meeting you all. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the day, and I really enjoyed the day with you too. Please give my best regards to your family, and Dino & Bunny. I sincerely hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

Dorothy Dorothy United States
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Enjoyable One Day Tour ”

Katsuko was punctual and courteous, and she was most flexible with our schedule. She took us to where we requested to see and gave us a lot of information on each place in fluent English. We really enjoyed the day with her.

Katsuko:

Dear Dorothy, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the day with you, too. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Japan and most importantly your return flight will be on schedule. Please take care, and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki

Riitta Riitta Finland ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ What a nice guide! ”

Katsuko is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and and flexible. I had a really nice day with her when we first had a ikebana lesson at WAK Japan and after that we went to Arashiyama. But the most memorable experience was to view the bonfires at the rooftop. Katsuko managed to book us a special dinner plan to view Gozan-no-Okuribi at the Kyoto Heian Hotel which I think to be one of the best places to look at them. I really appreciate that she was willing to spend this special evening with me. Thank you Katsuko.

Katsuko:

Dear Riitta, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the day with you. The time I spent with you viewing the bonfires is such a precious memory that I will never forget. I heartily hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

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