7h $ 178 up to 18 people
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Your most memorable tour in Kyoto (Kinkakuji-Temple, Kiyomizu-Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine etc.)

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7h $ 178 up to 18 people


  • KInkakuji-Temple, Kiyomizu-Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Other spots upon your request
  • Japanese Traditional Lunch

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178.00 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. 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.
Next, 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 messenger 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.

The tour ends here. This tour will be your most memorable tour in cool Japan.

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  • KInkakuji-Temple, Kiyomizu-Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Other spots upon your request
  • Japanese Traditional Lunch


City Kyoto

Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Kobe

Meeting Point At your Hotel

Ending Point At your Hotel

Duration 7 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

(29) Reviews

Contact Kazuhiko
Response Time 9 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 ( 29 )

2 months ago |   by Peggy

“ Awesome Time in Kyoto! ”

We had a wonderful time in Kyoto. Goto was very friendly, personable, accommodating, and patient with us. We had made some last minute changes to the itinerary and Goto was very flexible and adaptive to switching things around. He spoke English very well and is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. He also helped us pick out some great spots for lunch - as we wanted to try restaurants and cuisine that more of the locals would do. We would recommend anyone looking to use Goto as a tour guide in Japan! Thank you, Goto for showing us around Kyoto!! All the best, Jimmy and Peggy

4 months ago |   by Dolly

“ What a nice man! ”

We had an excellent day with Kazuhiko Goto. He adapted the 8 hour tour to our requests, substituting Nijo Castle for a temple we had already visited. In all, he got us around to visit quite a number of Kyoto's treasures. The pace and the information was excellent, all delivered with a wonderful smile.

1 year ago |   by Dung

Our guide is very helpfull. Mr Goto know exactly where to take us and show us where to get good food.

1 year ago |   by Solomon

He was on time and very friendly and informative. We recommend him highly.

1 year ago |   by Marion

We booked a day in Kyoto with Kazuhiko Goto, he was punctual, nice and thoughtful. It was easy to communicate with him via email to let him know what my husband and I would like to see. His English was at times not easy to understand,but sufficient. He was flexible since we made some changes to the itinerary. He was nice enough to accompany us to Osaka since we planned to have dinner there and he was heading there. He was concerned we might be lost, which was nice. Overall, he is a great guide.

1 year ago |   by Shirley

Goto-san was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and even came prepared with printed material to better explain the places we were visiting. Our whole family really enjoyed our two days with him. We would highly recommend him if you are visiting Kyoto.

1 year ago |   by Hien

We were a large group of cruise passengers (22 people) from the Celebrity Millennium who wanted a private tour of Kyoto but did not want to pay the high price. We worked with Kazuhiko to come up with a plan to visit Kyoto by maximizing the time we had without the high cost. He researched transportation options, bought all the subway, train (bullet train) tickets ahead of time, and pre-ordered a quick lunch to save time. Despite the fact that we got to see more sites and had 2 tour guides (Kazuhiko and his assistant guide Keiko), our cost per person is less than half of price charged by the cruise ship company. We had a memorable time riding the bullet train and visiting Fushimi Irani, Kyomizu Temple, and Kinkakiju Temple (even in the rain). Everybody in group was impressed with and grateful for the services of Kazuhiko and Keiko. He's extremely flexible to accommodate our needs and took care of all the details. We had a very smooth 8-hour trip all around. If you're considering a Kyoto tour that is both affordable and customizable, you simply cannot go wrong with Kazuhiko as your tour guide

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