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Private Tour Popular places in Kyoto

by Akira
(9) Reviews
8h $ 298 Price up to 10 people


  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden Pavillion)
  • Nijyo Castle
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Gion district

Select Date and Travelers

297.60 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 27.90
Extra hour.
$ 37.20


We visit popular places in Kyoto in a day.
I am sure that those places attract you and give you fantastic memories in Japan.

What to Expect

I am sure that you come to know Japanese tradition and culture by visiting these places. Of course we can arrange the places where you would like to visit in 8 hours.
Kyoto has more than 1000years history , so there are many temples, shrines and other world heritage sites. In those places I chose most popular places. I am sure that you will be satisfied with them and you feel Japanese atmospher.

Organized by Akira

Licensed Guide
(9) Reviews


  • Kinkakuji temple(Golden Pavillion)
  • Nijyo Castle
  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Gion district


The fee is only for guide. Other fees like transportation, admission and others are not included.

City Kyoto

Meeting Point at any place in Osaka city or Kyoto city

Ending Point at any placel in Osaka city or Kyoto city

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 10 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • hotel pick-up

What‘s not included
  • Transportation fee (you and guide)
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • admission fee
  • ect
  • Admission fee for Kinkakuji temple 400yen/person
  • Admission fee for Nijo castle 600yen/person
  • Admission fee ofr kiyomizu temple 400yen/person

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.

About Akira

Licensed Guide

(9) Reviews

Contact Akira
Response Time 6 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi! My name is Akira Matsui . Please call me Aki. I am a licensed tour guide in English . Now specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. When you have a plan to visit those area, please contact me. In those area, you can find a traditional and cultural Japan.

Reviews ( 9 )

1 week ago |   by Jayvie


We liked him! He came on time and very patient to us especially to my 3 yr old son. We took a lot of pictures all the time, but he sees to it that we still manage the time to visit more places. He always managed to look for us! What also made him excellent is that he was so concerned about my son because we need to look for a nebulizer machine during the tour. Two thumbs up for Sir Akira!

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Nicholas

“ We enjoyed going to Osaka castle. ”

Akira is a good tour leader. He has good experience and know where to go. I highly recommend him to others.

1 month ago |   by Sochi

“ Kyoto & Nara ”

Mr. Akira was wonderful! He picked us up from our nearest train station and took us to Nara. The kids got to play with the deer and we really enjoyed the shrine. After Nara he took us to Kyoto and we were able to see kinkakuji and then arashiyama. He was very knowledgable on the area and provided great history as well as tips.

3 months ago |   by Alice

“ Our day in Kyoto ”

Akira, is a talented and energetic guide, he showed our group the most amazing sites around town, we traveled on foot, by bus, trolley, cab and train. Lunch was amazing, we will never forget out trip to Kyoto, I will not go wrong with Akire and his English is very advanced.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by John

“ Very nice and relaxing , informative ”

Aki was helpful and informative. Our requests were not always the norm and he handled these with ease. A pleasure to have him helping us on our first trip to the areas. Thanks, John & Jean

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