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Highlights

  •   Kinkakuji Temple
  •   Ryo-anji Temple
  •   Nijyo-jo castle
  •   Sanjyu-sangendo temple
  •   Nishiki Market

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point JR Central Station
Ending Point Nishiki Market
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 9
Booking
8h
When?

People

49.50 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour covers 3 must-see sites and Nishiki Market.
You can experience the most renownd sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the rockGarden at Ryo-anji Temple where you may find an elegant beauty in its simplicity
Nijo-castle ,the luxurious palace of the Tokugawa Shoguns. Sanjyu-sangendo is one of the three must -see sightseeing spots in kyoto.The thousand life-size statues and the Principal statue( height 3.5 meters) lining along the longest corrider in Japan , with a length of 120meters or 390 feet make you feel like you are in a forest of Buddhas! Every one who visits this temple says " Woow ! , It's amazing ! It's awesome ! It's awful ! " .
Lastly visit Nishiki Market,where you can enjoy Kyoto’s specialities such as charming sweets , high quality tohu and Sake etc.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

lunch, entrance fee. transportation fee, guide's transportation fee 1000 yen/day

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have one person tour ?

Yes, of course . I gladly accept one person tour.
guide fee is as follows
1 person = 11000yen
a child who is under 15years old is free of charge

Do you have a family discount ratings ?

Yes, I have. a family of 4,5,6 person = 16000yen a family of 7,8,9 person=19000yen

Do you have a group discount ratings ?

Yes,I have. a group of 3 person=14000yen a group of 4,5,6 person =16000yen a group of 7,8,9 person =19000yen
a group of person : your friends or acquaintances

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!
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.
More Frequently Asked Questions

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FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

Questions? Talk to a REAL person. We have a superior customer support team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have!

Reviews

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Ryan
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ If you plan a trip to Japan, you need to book a tour with Hiroshi! ”

It was only a few short months ago that my family and I started planning a trip to Japan. Mind you we do not speak Japanese, had no experience travelling overseas, and would have two children in tow! I decided that it would be best to book a professional guide for at least one of our 10 days, and I cannot put in to words how grateful I am to have found Hiroshi! For our first day we booked a guided trip to Nara. Learning about this ancient capital through Hiroshi's questions was both enjoyable and enlightening. Hiroshi is not only a very knowledgeable man, but he is quite fun to listen to and his many years as a school teacher is apparent from the way he engaged our children. It would have been impossible to have had anything close to the same experience on our own. Hiroshi is also an expert navigator and was very helpful when it came to buying train tickets or figuring out when a taxi would save enough time to warrant the cost. He is also quick on his feet and knows how to get around the crowds. From planning the itinerary, to taking photos of the family, or finding my picky eater a great spot for lunch, to buying the girls crackers to feed the deer, Hiroshi was so much more than just a tour guide! Having him there to not just be our interpreter but to truly educate us about Japanese history and culture was an absolute gift. Arigatou gozaimasu Hiro!

Hiroshi:
Dear Ryan I am very grateful to you for your heartfelt reviews of your tour in Kyoto and Nara. I really envy for you because you have a happy family including lovely or Khawaii two daughters ! As a former elementary shool teacher, I have a habit giving some questions to my guests, sorry. All of you seemed have a Japanese history and culture lessons with much joy. I also really enjoyed guiding you such a cheerful and happy family, thank you. Mar24,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Alan
3 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Tour of Nara Park ”

Hiroshi-san is a knowledgeable man who taught us a lot during our trip to Nara. He played games with us in a fun quiz form which helped us to understand the culture better. He walked a lot with us and answers all our questions, and brought us to key sites of the area so that we wouldn't miss is as it was our first trip to Nara. At the end of the day, he helped me and my friends to reserve tickets for our train to Tokyo. We had a fun and amazing time with Hiroshi-san.

Hiroshi:
Dear Alan I say thank you for your heartfelt reviews of the Nara tour on my website. As a former elementary school teacher, I have a habit to give some questions to my class children to attract their concerns for the subjects. I take this method while guiding my guests to the historical sites and let them to know the background knowledge of the each site. I was so happy that I guided such a clever and cheerful guys like you. Yours Mar 8,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Thao
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Amazing tour with Hiroshi. ”

I don't normally write review but this time I feel compelled to write that I am glad that I asked Hiroshi to be our guide and to plan a trip for us outside Kyoto city. Our trip was to see Shirahige Shrine, Mt Hieizan, Enryakuji temple and several temple complexes in Mt Hiei. When we arrived, the temple complex was completely covered in snow, undeterred Hiroshi took us literally step by step to see each temple. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful so we stopped frequently to take photos and Hiroshi was very kind to let us proceed at our own pace. Sometimes he used his Cannon camera to take photos for both of us. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic in explaining the temples history, the purpose of different statues and symbols that we saw along the way. And this made our trip so much more interesting than just seeing another temple. Two days before our trip he emailed me to advise that we should bring our warm clothes as Kyoto was still cold and I was glad that I listened to his advice as it snowed when we were in the mountain. Thank you Hiroshi for a wonderful trip.

Hiroshi:
Dear Thao I am very grateful to you for your heartfelt reviews of your one day tour at Shirahige-Shrine and Mt.Hiei and Enryakuji -temple complexes in Shiga pref on Feb 21. To tell you the truth,I was worried in that I need to guide both of you from Australia more walmer country than Japan to Hieizan-Enryakuji temple and its temple complexes located in the deep mountanous area. Actually, the snow covered more than 30 centimeters in almost all over the temple precincts and it was rather cold. However, both of you looked enjoy walking through completely snow covered path ! Some times ,you say " It's beautiful !" I was relieved to hear that and felt proud of the cultural heritage of the Mt.Hiei and Hieizan Enryakuji and its complexes. I hope I would like to guide you in Mt.Hiei area again in late Spring or late Autumn. Best Regards Mar 7. 2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Huong
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Viet Nam

“ 2 day tour of Nara and Kyoto ”

Hiroshi is a good and careful man who will go above what's expected to provide a good trip experience. He's very quick both of mind and body despite his age. The man really likes taking pictures, which he did for us and then sent many of them by mail to our house back in Vietnam. We would recommend him to whomever is interested.

Hiroshi:
Dear Huong Thank you Huong, I am really grateful for your heartfelt reviews on Feb 3 and 4 tour in Kyoto and Nara. You and your friend family's deep concerns and knowledges about the Japanese culture such as tea-ceremony and Japanese garden and Japanese food made me truly surprised. I still feel regrettable that I could not guide you into the Todaiji-temple. Best Regards Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Jonah
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Educational & accommodating ”

Hiroshi was our guide in Kyoto & Nara for 2 days. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He even took photos of us with his own camera free of charge. He made the tour fun & interesting by asking us questions in a quiz format throughout the tour and purchased chocolates for the winner of the quiz. He adapted the tour based on our interests and went out of his way to find things we were interested in or wanted to do. I highly recommend Hiroshi as a guide for his personal service and excellent attention to his clients.

Hiroshi:
Dear Jonah Thank you Jonah for your warm-hearted reviews on Jan 27,28 tour in Kyoto and Nara to my website. I'm sorry to disturb you for asking trivial quizes while visiting several sightseeing spots. I enjoy givinig questions to my guests and also feel happy to watch that my guests are wondering the answer using their imagination and some knowledges as well. Best Regards Feb1,2017 Hiroshi. Y

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