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Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour

by Katsuko
(10) Reviews
4h $ 125 Price up to 5 people


  • A place to visit will be planned upon your interest

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124.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


Half-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-East Kyoto : Nanzenji-temple, Eikando, Philosopher’s path, Ginkaku-ji temple (Silver Pavillion)

Sample Itinerary 2 - South-East Kyoto : Tofukuji-temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Sample Itinerary 3 - North Kyoto : Kinkakuji-temple (Golden Pavillion), Ryoanji-temple, Ninna-ji temple

Sample Itinerary 4 - near Kyoto station : Toji-temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Sample Itinerary 5 - Arashiyama : Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo grove, Okochi-sanso Villa

Sample Itinerary 6 - Gion walk : Gion District, Yasaka Shrine, Kenninji temple

Sample Itineraty 7 - Central Kyoto : Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijyo Castle

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4.7 (10) Reviews
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  • A place to visit will be planned upon your interest


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
4 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 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 ( 10 )
1 week ago |   by Mina

“ Professional and knowledgeable guide ”

Katsuko was very professional and knowledgeable,always prompt to respond to our inquires prior to the trip. Based on our preferences, she planned an itinerary that focused on the gardens of Kyoto, the bamboo forest (including the beautiful Okochi Sanso Garden) and the Monkey Park. Katsuko was very flexible, she re-adjusted our schedule towards the end of the day when we faltered due to the excessive heat and suggested a small, secluded, but beautiful garden (Murin-an) - a perfect conclusion to a great day in Kyoto. Katsuko was not overbearing, she always managed to find the right balance between providing useful information and then letting us walk quietly for a bit, which we really appreciated. We would warmly recommend Katsuko.

2 months ago |   by Shela

“ Tour of Kyoto ”

Kyoto tour was good except it finished earlier bc of rain. We were told of alternate areas to be visited however were not taken there so was disappointed.

2 months ago |   by Andrew

“ Fabulous guide ”

We just completed 2 days with Katsuko In Kyoto. She is well travelled and her English is excellent Her knowledge on all the sites we visited was outstanding and our brief of wanting to visit traditional Japanese gardens was delivered to our full satisfaction . We moved around Kyoto in buses , trains and taxis to make the most of our time. She booked an amazing restaurant for lunch in Kifune (after liaison with us ) that had platforms over the river where tables are set up.The food was traditional Japanese and delicious. We were most impressed with Katsuko and would definitely recommend her for any guide work in Kyoto.

2 months ago |   by Tricia

“ Wonderful day in Kyoto ”

Katsuko is a brilliant tour guide. She is so friendly,knowledgeable, helpful and patient. I had told her the places we wanted to see, and she planned the most efficient ways for us to travel. As we toured each site she told us many interesting facts about the history and culture. I just wish I could remember it all! I would definitely recommend booking a tour with Katsuko.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Urs

“ Nice city tour in Kyoto with Katsuko ”

We enjoyed a nice 4hours city tour of Kyoto with Katsuko. She guided us very well through the interesting sites of Kyoto and gave us a great recommendation for a restaurant for lunch. Thanks Katsuko!

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