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Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a various kinds of Kyoto's specialities

by Hiroshi
(168) Reviews
8h $ 126


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

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1 ~ 2 people 126.00 USD
3 people 144.00 USD
4 ~ 6 people 162.00 USD
7 ~ 10 people 180.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 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.

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


What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
lunch, entrance fee. transportation fee, guide's transportation fee 1500 yen/day
Meeting Point
Kyoto Tourist Information Center located on the 2nd floor of the JRKyoto building .
Ending Point
Nishiki Market
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people

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 = 14000yen
a child who is under 15years old is free of charge

Do you have a family discount ratings ?

Yes, I have. a family of 3person=16000yen a family of 4,5,6 person = 18000yen a family of 7,8,9,10 person=20000yen

Do you have a group discount ratings ?

Yes,I have. a group of 3 person=16000yen a group of 4,5,6 person =18000yen a group of 7,8,9 person =20000yen
a group of person : your friends or acquaintances

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 168 )
Debby Debby Canada ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Best day of our trip! ”

Hiroshi customized our tour in Kyoto to avoid places already covered by our tour company. He shared anecdotes while travelling between destinations and took us to very interesting places. He helped us order food and gave excellent directions to get back to our hotel at the end of the day. Hiroshi is very knowledgeable about the local history and current life in Japan. He took group photos for us and emailed them afterwards. He stayed after hours with some of our group as they wanted to extend their wandering into the early evening. Compared to the tour company's local guide, the service was much more personal and engaging. We had a truly wonderful day and highly recommend Hiroshi's services.


Dear Debby Thank you Debby for your great compliments on one day tour in Kyoto. I was glad to see that my guests had a pleasent trip in Kyoto, not only visiting at important historical places but also enjoy eating Kyoto specialities as well. I wish you had at least one more time on that day. If so, I was able to guide you so-called the Geiko town or Flower town in Gion district,where if you have a chance,you may encounter with a Maiko or Geiko san walking around in the streets. Best regards Mar 15 Hiroshi ( Hiro) Y.

Natalie Natalie Canada ( Family )
1 week ago

“ HIRO WAS AMAZING ! 5+ stars ”

We spent one day with Hiroshi-San. We cannot say enough about this man . He was so funny , knowledgeable, personable, patient and very thoughtful. We thoroughly enjoyed just hanging out with him all day and we were sad when we had to say goodbye. He is amazing with kids and we can imagine that he was a wonderful elementary school teacher. Our ten year old just adored him ! We definitely wouldn’t have covered so much ground without him. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for a top notch guide to help them navigate through Kyoto ! HIRO is THE BEST!!! We would hire him again in heartbeat if we came back to Japan !


Dear Natalie I say thank you Natalie for your great reviews on one day tour in Kyoto. All of you must be enjoy looking at beautiful gardens, scenic beauty in Katsragawa riverside, so abstract touch of the Ryoanji temple garden and amazingly beautiful Golden Pavilion temple etc. I am proud of these great cultural and histolical heritage in Kyoto. Best regards Mar 15 Hiroshi ( Hiro)

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Best day in Nara with Hiroshi, Okini! ”

My daughter and I went to Nara for a tour with Hiroshi. It was really great. Hiroshi was so knowledgeable and telling us all the tips and tricks from how to feed the dear in Nara deer park (very important, otherwise they can be a bit aggressive) to some hidden treasures and interesting facts that you would not read in a book or find on your own. I highly recommend him. As if this was not enough, my daughter had a medical emergency while we were in the middle of Nara deer park. Hiroshi helped us to find a place for her to sit and then helped us call an ambulance. He was so caring and helped us so much that I cannot say enough about his attitude, his humor (which helped us when stressed) and his clear caring about the incident. He was just amazing and we will never forget him and the... read more


Dear Mark I am very grateful to you for your great reviews on one day tour in Nara. It was so unfortunate that your daughter had a medical emergency during your tour in Nara. But after getting medical treatment by ER.doctors at Nara City Hospital, she had soon recoverd, if not completely. I was so happy to see that she looked gradually getting better and I was also able to guide both of you to the fifth -storied pagoda in Kofukuji-temple and the National Treasure Hall. Best regards Mar 15 Hiroshi (hiro)

Sybil Sybil United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Great Day in Kyoto ”

We had a very full day with Hiro in Kyoto. He has a very good sense of humor and likes to give little tests to see about your knowledge. Hiro is definitely a fast walker so at times I thought we had lost him, but he was always patiently waiting for us to catch up! Fun day!


Dear Sybil Thank you for your compliments on full day tour in Kyoto. I also really enjoyed guiding " such a great students like you" to four must-see places in Kyoto. All of you showed me great concerns and interests about Japanese culture and history. Best regards Mar 14 Hiroshi (Hiro)

Mi Won Mi United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Go with a pro--hire Hiro! ”

Booking a full-day Kyoto tour with Hiro was easily one of the best decisions I'd made when planning my trip to Japan. His friendliness, sense of humor and expertise will immediately put you at ease in a country that can be bewildering to English-only speakers. There was absolutely NO way I would've been able to fit in as many sights in one day without his local knowledge. Hiro's rate is an absolute bargain for what he offers since you can customize your tour and focus only on the sights you want to see. Ultimately I had a much more enriching experience of Kyoto than my boyfriend did. (He was disappointed by a guided-group bus tour of the city he took a few years ago because he was unable to see the sights most recommended by TripAdvisor users.) Thanks to Hiro's expertise I was able to ma... read more


Dear Mi I am very grateful to you for your great reviews on Feb 27 one day tour in Kyoto. I feel so happy while I am reading your long compliments of the tour. You are such a tough walker ! Even though you visited many sites and walked around a long distance in a day , you said no complaining !. You must be one of the greatest ever teachers of arts because when you visited at the prolific and multi-talented Kawai Kanjiro Memorial House, you looked so excited and was fascinated with every piece of Kanjiro's art work such as pottery works, carvings calligraphy and his house itself once used as his atelier. this shows us that you must have a sense of aesthetic. I hope that you will introduce the aethetic aspect of Japanese beauty to your students. Best regards Mar 7 Hiroshi (h... read more

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