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 600 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 took me to two temples to photograph the autumn colours. He planned the trip brilliantly and tailored the pace for an unfit older gentleman with a heavy camera bag and jetlag. His English was great and I felt I got to know him in even a brief space of time. Hugely recommend.
Dear Mr. Mark I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and you took many nice photos of beautiful leaves at Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple and Eikan-Do Buddhist Temple. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot and I hope that you will recover soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Moreover, you will be able to take nice photos of beautiful Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Picked the places we want to go to and Kazu planned out the route for us. He gave us a map which showed the locations of the places we want to visit. Kazu is fit and at his age he walks much quicker than us so be prepared to walk alot! Tip:Don't pack too many locations if you can't keep up with walking, or you can also get your own car or taxi to save time on transport as places can be spread out over all of Kyoto! Definitely enjoyed our tour with Kazu and we wouldn't have done that many sights without him in a day!
Dear Ms. Jocelyn I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji bTemple, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion). I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot and quickly. I was concerned about your group getting tired. 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
Eight of us had an excellent day in Osaka with Kazuhiko who was a delight to be with. He was very informative and kept the day interesting and adapted our day as required. His English was good and his knowledge was excellent. He tailored a tour for our needs. We meet at our Hotel and we visited Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine which was fascinating, then Osaka Castle where we saw Martial Arts competition, a good look round the Castle grounds and learned a lot about the History which Kazuhiko was very knowledge and interesting. We traveled by train between venues and which made it so much easier for us as he knew his way round. After our choice of lunch (sushi) we moved on to Kuromon Market for a tour. We found this experience an eye opener (in a nice way) with the amount of foods available and ... read more
Dear Mr. Brian I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. We went to Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine. You found 3 pebbles which will give you 5 big power (Longevity, Happiness, Physical, Wisdom and Financial). Moreover, you lifted up stone. I hope that your wish come true. And, you have known how to purify your body before visiting Shrine or Temple and you have known how to pray at a shrine. I hope that it was nice experience. At Osaka Castle which was the strongest fortress, you saw huge stones, castle tower etc., and you saw traditional martial arts called "Kendo" which students practiced. At Doutonbori area, you took nice pictures in front of most famous advertising of "Glico... read more
Kazuhiko was charming and engaging, he was well prepared and had lots of options for us. We would recommend taking taxis around Kyoto or you will spend a disproportionate amount of time on buses as the sights are located a fair distance from each other. There was lots to take in but we saw all the main sites, Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and some ceramic shopping. He could have not been more helpful generally, and we would certainly recommend him.
Dear Mr. Mark I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. In order to save time, I made you walk quickly, and you spent much taxi charge. Sorry!! We visit Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and ceramic center, Moreover, you were able to see Japanese wedding at Yasaka Shinto Shrine by chance. 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!! Please enjoy your tour in Japan!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
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