In Kinkakuji Temple, you can see beautiful garden and golden pavilion.
Next, you will go to Kiyomizu temple. Since Kiyomizu Stage is 12 m (39 ft.) high,
you can get a full view of Kyoto city from there.
After lunch, you will viist Fushimi Inari Shrine. There are roughly 10,000 torii gates.
Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuhiko.
You will know following items.
・Japanese garden style and architecture
・Differnce between Shinto (Japanese original religion) and Buddhism
・The meaning of Toriigate
・The type of Buddha statue
・How to pray at Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple
・How to purify our body before entering shrine or temple
・Japanese traditional cuisine
・Transportation fee (you and guide)
When you will use bus in Kyoto, 1 day pass is available. The charge is 500 yen each.
・Entrance fee (about 500~600 yen each)
・Lunch fee (you and guide)
I also recommend following spots.
When you have time, I will guide you in 1~2 spots among these spots.
You don't have to pay additional charge.
・Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama
You can see very beautiful Bamboo Forest.
There are many bamboo along a path. You can take nice pictures.
Moreover, there are many scenic spots in Arashiyama.
Tenryu-ji temple, Togetsu-Kyo Bridgeand Monkey Park etc.
・Kimono-show in the Nishijin textile center
Nishijin-textile is traditional industry in Japan.
Beautiful kimono is woven by this textile method.
You can see the Kimono show (10 min.only, free) and you can buy
souveniers in the Nishijin textile center.
・Sanjusangendo Temple (1,001 Buddas)
You will catch your breath when you see 1001 Kannon Buddha statues.
There are many entertainment houses along streets.
You might be able to see Geiko or Maiko.
There are many fish shops, vegetable shops etc. along streets.
This market is called " Kitchen of Kyoto " .
This castle was built by Tokugawa Shogunate.
You can see stone walls, turrets and beautiful palace.. read more
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Kazu San was a excellent guide. We took a two day Half day tour thru Kyoto with him. We found him to be very pleasant and informative. He kept in touch with me all the time until I arrived from the United States. He is extremely efficient and will help you with all your questions in Kyoto. I would highly recommend him. Jack, Linda Los Angeles
Hello Jack and Linda, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the tour in Japan. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I hope that you can get rid of the fatigues of your journey soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Kazuhiko was a great guide and he had the best driver. He was very helpful and accommodated all our requests. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Kazu!
Dear Ms. Amor I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka (Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine, Shiten-no-ji Buddhist Temple and Sninsaibashi/DoutonBori street). I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Very good; got us around Kyoto like a pro. We chose to taxi around instead of buses. Limited time. Well worth my expense
Dear Mr. Peter I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto （Kiyomizu Buddhist temple, Sanjyu-san- gen-do Buddhist temple, Bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Kinkakuji Buddhist temple) You spent a lot of money for taxi charge than I had expected. Sorry!! Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you a walk in the heat. I hope that you will get better soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Kazu took care of all our travel arrangements in Kyoto. He is very well informed about sights, venues and history. Itinerary was all by walking, bus and taxi.
Dear Mr. Richard I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. Moreover, you could enjoy staying at Japanese style hotel ("Ryocan") and you could enjoy Kyoto local dish. You have seen many buddha statues and beautiful pagoda which is symbol of Buddhism. I hope that these bring you good fortune. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot in high temperatures and humid. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Kazuhiko (Kazu) was an excellent guide for our five days based in Kyoto, from which we toured that city, plus Nara, Osaka and Mount Hieizan. Kazu was always prepared, punctual and well organized. He was unfailingly polite and always helpful. He has an easy manner and a quiet sense of humor. Kazu researched each day thoroughly and provided interesting historical context for all that we saw. While seeking to give us the widest experience in the time we had, he was mindful of the pace we wanted to keep and the things we wanted to focus on. He has a quiet pride in his country's heritage and is knowledgeable about its history. My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our time in and around Kyoto. That was made possible in many ways by our guide, Kazu. We would recommend him highly.
Dear Mr.Malcolm I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing you and your wife around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Mt..Hiei. I'm sorry if I made you walk a lot in hot and humid weather. I was concerned about you getting tired. I'm glad that I was able to show you Japanese countryside. I hope you also enjoy the tour in Tokyo. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto