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Highlights

  •   Kinkakuji temple, Ryoanji Temple, Ginkakuji temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari sharine, Arashiyama Bamboo Garden, Other spots upon your request
  •   Japanese Traditional Lunch

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point At your Hotel
Ending Point At your Hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 9h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 18
Booking
9h
When?

People

184.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Following a pick-up at your hotel, you will go to Kinkakuji Temple which is called the Golden Pavilion. It's most famous for its beautiful garden complex in Japan.
It's an excellent example of the medieval Japan's garden design.
The harmonies relationship between architecture and landscape were greatly emphasized and celebrated during this period.
After visiting Kinkakuji Temple, I will take you to Ryoanji Temple.
In this temple, there is a typical dry landscape garden which is one of Japanese garden style and consists of stones and sand.
Next, you will go to Ginkakuji Temple.
This temple is called the Silver Pavilion. This temple was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa who was one of the Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate. This temple's complex represents the Higashiyama culture which formed current Japanese culture.
After the temple, you will go to Kiyomizu Temple.
Original temple was founded in 798.
In particular, since Kiyomizu Stage stands 13 meters high, you can get a full view of Kyoto city from here.
Moreover, Kiyomizu means "pure water" in Japanese.
It is said that water at the spring in this temple will purify their soul and make their wishes come true.
Stroll through souviner shops, you will have traditional Japanese lunch.
After lunch, you will go to Fushimi Inari Shrine. At this shrine, you can see pair of stone foxes.
Because the tail of a fox resembles the ears of a rice plant, a fox was believed to be the messanger of the god.
Moreover, this shrine was worshipped as the patron of business by merchants and manufacturers.
There are roughly 10,000 torii or sacred gates. Each torii is donated by the believers.
Next, I will guide you Arashiyama area.
In Arashiyama area, there is a beautiful Bamboo garden.
The tour ends here. This tour will be your most memorable tour in cool Japan.


What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

・Transportation fee(you and guide)

・Entrance fee

・Lunch fee(you and guide)



Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

Farahin Farahin
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ A very fulfilling 1-day Kyoto Trip ”

Goto-san was very intellectual and had a lot of things to share about Kyoto and the history of Japan, which my father enjoyed very much. Our objective of the trip was to take nice pictures of the cherryblossoms and Goto-san was very knowledgeable about which spots would be good for sakura viewing & for taking pictures . Though we ran a tight schedule, with about 5 places to visit (including kimono wearing which takes about an hour!), Goto-san was very patient and did not rush us for anything. He was also very flexible when we suddenly had a change of plans; offering us different alternatives so that we could meet deadlines (of returning the kimono) and at the same time visit all the places in our check list. Though he may take a while to understand you, his english is rather decent. Overall, we had an enjoyable one-day trip to Kyoto, which didn't feel rushed or jam-packed at all. Thank you Goto-san for your good service and showing us around Kyoto!

Kazuhiko:
Dear Ms. Farahin Thank you for your message. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Moreover, thank you for nice photo. The photo reminds me of the pleasant tour. I hope that the tour in Japan will become your memorable tour and I hope that you will visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Angela
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto tour ”

We had a wonderful time with Goto-san in Kyoto. His English is very good. He was very helpful in getting our reservations to the kaiseki dinner/maiko show after our tour and he made sure we got to the restaurant on time. He also gave instructions to the restaurant on getting a taxi back to our ryokan afterwards. We had a very busy day and we were able to see so many sights. Goto-san had us going at a quick pace-good thing we are in good shape :) My husband was happy since we didn't spend too much time shopping at all the siuvenir/gift shops that lined the walk ways to the temples/shrines. My only recommendation is to get a prepaid card for mass transit (ioca, suica, pasmo). It would have been easier to pay for our rides that way instead of having to fish out coins to pay. Overall we had a great time with Goto-san and highly recommend his tour of Kyoto. If we visit Kyoto again, I would definitely book a tour with him.

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Thank you for your message. I also had a nice time with your nice family. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, dinner with maiko show. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour in Japan. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in near future again. Please visit Japan again!! Thank you!!

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Anja
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Germany

“ Best tour guide we've ever had! ”

Kazuhiko was our tour guide for one day in Kyoto. He did a fantastic job telling us about the Japanese history and traditions while we were visiting several sights in Kyoto. For lunch, he took us to an amazing and really affordable Sushi place. After the extended tour, he even helped us with buying train tickets to our next destination and he gave us origami swans handmade by his lovely wife! (Thank you so much!) Kazuhiko went an extra mile to introduce us to his fascinating country! We would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan! Thanks again for an unforgettable day! :-) Anja & Halim

Kazuhiko:
Dear Ms.Anja & Mr.Halim Thank you for your nice message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Thank you!! I hope that the tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in Japan again in near future. Please visit japan again!! Thank you so much!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Nora
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kyoto tour ”

Great job done Kazuhiko.

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Nora Thank you for your message, I also enjoyed the tour with you, i hope that this tour become your memorable tour, Please visit Japan again. Thank you! Kazuhiko Goto

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Mark
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Friendly and very informative. ”

We toured Kyoto & Osaka with Goto. On time, flexible to our needs and prepared. Goto had handouts, maps, and a handy langauge cheat sheet. He answered all the questions we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a tour of Kyoto or Osaka!

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Thank you for your comments. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope that you will visit Japan again in near future. I would like to meet your family. Thank you so much!!

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