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Highlights

  •   Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Tea ceremony experience
  •   Japanese Traditional Lunch, Tea Ceremony House

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point At your Hotel
Ending Point At your Hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 18
Booking
7h
When?

People

162.00 USD

total price for up to 18 people

FREE cancelation 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 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, you can experience a tea ceremony. This ceremony was perfected as aesthetic art in the 16 century.
Each action has its own meaning. Moreover, depending on the circumstances, the owner changes the style.
For example, the owner arranges seasonal flowers and prepares suitable cups.
You can experience typical Japanese art.

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


What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

・Transportation fee (you and guide)

・Entrance fee

・Lunch fee (you and guide)



Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Fiona
3 days ago , From: United Kingdom

“ Efficient & knowledgeable guide ”

Goto was an efficient and knowledgeable guide who was keen to share what he knew with my family. He was friendly and welcoming, ensuring my 2 sons were included in the tour and that any help we needed was given.

Kazuhiko:
Hi Flona Thank you for your message. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I would like to guide you again in near future. Thank you !!

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Peggy
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ 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

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour. Moreover, please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Gay
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Enjoyed our stay! ”

Our daily itinerary was well-organized. Don't be deceived by his looks as he walks surprisingly very fast! We all enjoyed our tour in Kyoto as Mr. Kazuhiko (or Mr. Goto San ) was very friendly, kind and patient with all of us. He even provided us with lists of tourist spots and Japanese phrases. We had no problem communicating with him as he spoke English well. We are grateful for the origami that his wife prepared for each one of us. So glad that we got Mr. Kazuhiko as our tour guide.

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Thank you for your message. My wife and I are glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice group. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour. Moreover, please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Arlyn
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Very Patient Guide ”

Kazuhiko was very collaborative right from the start. He helped me work on an itinerary that would suit my party of 7 pax (3 kids-11/9/7, 4 adults) and helped arrange a private van at a very reasonable cost. He has a very good grasp of the English language. He was very patient with my group and could easily adjust the timing based on the interest and strength of the participants (my 75 y/o mom was with us). When we were brought back to the hotel, he recommended interesting places around the area for us to check out on our free time. For improvement: it would be more interesting if he could add snippets of info about the area while we are in transit, or Japanese culture in general.

Kazuhiko:
Hello!! Arlyn Thank you for your email. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour in Japan. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in Japan again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Dawn
2 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ 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.

Kazuhiko:
Dear Ms.Dawn Mortensen Thank you for your emai. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your nice group. I hope this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope you will visit Japan again. I'm sorry that I cound not say good bye. Please enjoy today's festival. I will also enjoy next guide with students. Thank you so much!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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