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Your most memorable tour in Kyoto (Kinkakuji-Temple, Kiyomizu-Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine etc.)

(45) Reviews
8h $ 233 Price up to 18 people


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

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232.50 USD

Price up to 18 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


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.

What to Expect

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 history
・Japanese traditional cuisine

Organized by Kazuhiko

Licensed Guide
(45) Reviews


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


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.

・Gion District
  There are many entertainment houses along streets.
  You might be able to see Geiko or Maiko.

・Nishiki market
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

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
・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)

Depart From
Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point
At your Hotel
Ending Point
At your Hotel
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 18 people

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.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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

About Kazuhiko

Licensed Guide

(45) Reviews

Contact Kazuhiko
Response Time 5 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 near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business.

I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years.

During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc..
Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.).
You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter.

I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure.

Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !!
Your memorable tour awaits you.

Please feel free to contact me!! read more

Reviews ( 45 )

3 weeks ago |   by Keyur

“ Cheery blossom ”

We have been to many countries and had many guides before. However, Mr. Kazuhiko by far the best guide we ever had. Not because he took us to the best places and explained everything in detail. He of course did that. He is the best because he is caring, loving, most dedicated and responsible person. Truly a very good human being. I guess this too is Japanese tradition.

3 weeks ago |   by Connie

“ Osaka night food tour ”

Kazuhiro was one of the best guides we have ever had. We had an issue with my husband losing his wallet and he went over and beyond to help us He called our hotel and gave them the name of the restaurant with s map of location and even called the restaurant to see if we left behind. The food he selected was wonderful and showed great concern about our food allergies. Kazu spoke excellent English and we are so lucky to have him as our guide.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Fei

“ Thank you Kazu ”

He may need to improve more on the directions for our itinerary but overall we know he did his very best. Thank you Kazu for a wonderfull trip. ☺️

2 months ago |   by Ileana

“ Most memorable day in Kyoto ”

Kazuhico was a wonderful guide! He filled our day from early morning to dusk with monkey park, bamboo grove, the golden pavilion, temples, shopping and a great lunch. He is a kind gentleman with tremendous energy and a sincere desire to please. He was always looking for opportunities to take great pictures of us with our camera. He answered all out questions in excellent English and provided background information on the sights we visited. He also taught us how to use the bus, the train and he subway! We could not have had a better guide. We highly recommend him!

3 months ago |   by Lily

“ Mr. Kazuhiko ”

Mr. Kazuhiko is an excellent guide. He is a very nice man and he guided us to all the places as committed. He was able to point out important point of each place visited. I'm highly recommending him as a tour guide

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