9h $ 216 up to 18 people
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Your most memorable tour in Kyoto

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9h $ 216 up to 18 people

Highlights

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

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216.00 USD

total price for up to 18 people
FREE cancellation 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.

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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

Important

City Kyoto

Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Kobe

Meeting Point At your Hotel

Ending Point At your Hotel

Duration 9 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 18
What‘s included
  • Guide fee


What‘s not included
  • ・Transportation fee (you and guide)
  • ・Entrance fee
  • ・Lunch fee (you and guide)

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.

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 before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Kazuhiko


National Certified Guide

(28) Reviews

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Response Time 10 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children.
I was born in Osaka city, although I have lived in many places across Japan, such as Matsue city which is famous for beautiful Lake Shinji and Izumo Great Shrine, Niigata city which is famous for delicious rice and Japanese sake, and Kurume city which is closer to many hot springs and the active volcano, Mt.Aso.
Now, I live in Hikone city which is near Kyoto. This city faces beautiful Lake Biwa, which is the biggest lake in Japan
and the city's main feature is Hikone castle, whose castle keep is a national treasure.
My home town, Osaka city, is one of the largest cities in Japan.
This city has been known as the city of “Kuidaore” which means that people in Osaka ruin themselves by overspending on food.
As the name suggests, there are unique dishes, such as
Tecchiri (globefish boiled in a pot), Kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers of meats or vegetables), Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), and
Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake with various ingredients).
In Osaka, there are also many famous spots, such as the huge Osaka castle complex, bustling Dotombori pleasure resort area and the Umeda Sky Building whose twin towers have a unique shape
Moreover, Osaka is near the historic cities of Kyoto and Nara and the port city Kobe, which is filled with an air of exoticism.

I have guided many foreign tourists as an English tour guide for 2 years since taking an early retirement.
Why did I aim to obtain this license ?
While working for an electric company, I often went abroad on business trips to the U.S.A., Thailand, Hong Kong and China,
I received a lot of kind support from local people.
Therefore, I have thought I should return the favor and I have been thinking about how to do it.
Fortunately, I have a depth of knowledge of many places across Japan, since I used to live there as mentioned above.
Moreover, I am interested in Japanese history, culture, and geography, and I also like intercultural exchanges.
I decided to become a tour guide for foreign tourists, because
I would like to make them happy.
I think that this is a suitable job for me to return the favor to people.
Now, I take delight in doing this job, and I have found out that I can take advantage of my experience and knowledge .
I believe that you will fully enjoy your tour in Japan with me.
Please join my tour !!
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Reviews ( 28 )

4 months ago |   by Dawn

“ Nderful two days. ”

He was great!! Never saw a man go so far out of his way to make our trip go so smoothly. He bought our train tickets for us in advance , due to Golden Week. He took us every where We wanted to go and more. I would recommend him in a minute. I feell so bad I didn't get to say good bye. I was getting the tickets at the hotel. Have a nice trip with your students. Thanks for a wonderful two days. Dawn.

5 months ago |   by Angela

“ 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.

6 months ago |   by Anja

“ 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

10 months ago |   by Jolene

“ So much to see in Kyoto ”

We really enjoyed our day out in Kyoto with Goto (Kazuhiro). Upon booking the tour Goto stayed in regular email contact, providing personalized suggestions of additional sights to see. The tour is a combination of walking and public transportation which would have been difficult to plan ourselves. Goto has a lot of energy so make sure you can keep up with him! He met us at our hotel in the morning and we finalized the details of the day. He was very flexible and even helped us with booking train tickets to Tokyo. Goto was also very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. One day was not enough as there is so much to see in Kyoto! I would definitely recommend Goto to anyone.

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