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Private Tour Bamboo grove in Arashiyma, Ryoanji temple , Kinkakuji temple and Gion district


Kyoto
8 hours
up to 10 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Arashiyama is one of typical sight seeing spots in Kyoto and very popular place among not ony Japanese but foreigners. Arashiyma was developed as villas for the nobility in Kyoto.
Kinkakuji temple is the most popula place in Kyoto. The beauty surely attract you.
Ryoanji temple is a zen buddhist temple and famous for the rock garden.
Gion district is famous for entertaiment

Itinerary

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  • Arashiyma
  • Bamboo grove
  • Tenryuji temple
  • Okochi sanso(garden)
  • Ryoanji temple
  • Kinkakuji temple
  • Gion district

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What to Expect

In Arashiyma you enjoy the natural beauty. In Kinkakuji temple you can enyoy gorgeous building. In Ryoanji temple you can enjyoy simplicity in Zen buddhist temple

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at any place in Osaka city or Kyoto city
Ending Point at any place in Osaka city or Kyoto city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, the guide' transportation fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, admission fee, etc...
admission fee for Tenryuji temple 600yen
admission fee for Okochi sanso(garde) 1000yen
admission fee for Ryoanji temple 500yen
admission fee for Kinkakuji temple 600yen

Important

If you pay extra 10000 yen (transportation fee ), I can also guide you in Hiroshima.

In the morning we visit Arashiyama and we have lunch. Then we take the local tram to Ryoanji temple.
Walking distance will be about 5 km(about 3 miles)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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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Reviews ( 17 )
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Richard Richard Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Short walking tour of Kyoto ”

A group of 8 of us met up with Akira during our cruise ship stop in Kobe and took the train over to Kyoto for a walking tour of some of the cultural sites. Akira was prompt and met us ready to go right in the cruise ship terminal. We hopped on a train over to Kyoto and then a short bus ride to where we started our walk. Akira was very knowledgeable about the entire area and filled us in on the fine details of Kobe, Kyoto and Japan the entire time as well as answered any other questions we had along the way. We had a very enjoyable day and left with more knowledge of Japan and the culture than when we started - which is what travel is all about. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Akira!!

Akira:

Dear Richard Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed with a nice group like you. Thank you so much . Akira

Marie Marie United States ( Family )
Good
5 months ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

Akira was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the sites of Osaka and Kyoto.

Akira:

Dear Marie Thank you so much for using me as a guide for 2 days. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Akira

Juan Juan Indonesia ( Family )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Osaka castle ”

Nice guide

Akira:

Dear Juan Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Please come back to Japan again. Akira

Dat Dat Australia ( Family )
Good
8 months ago

“ Professional ”

Akira was very professional as a tour guide during our 1 day trip in Kyoto. Regards

Akira:

Dear Dat Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you will enjoy Japan in the rest of days. Akira

Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 1/2 day in Kyoto ”

Akira was our guide for 1/2 day to the bamboo garden, temple,bridge etc His english was good,very accommodating, and polite I would definitely recommend him

Akira:

Dear Allan Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with me It was nice meeting you. I learned a lot of things from you. Thank you so much. I think that you are enjoying Hiroshima and hope that you have nice time in Japan. Akira

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