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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

total 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!
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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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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Reviews

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Hazel
3 days ago , ( Friends ) , From: South Africa

“ 2 days plus ”

Hiro co-created a special interest ceramic itinerary, including some tourist highlights; and was flexible and open to new suggestions along the way. He gave us valuable information and insights. Occasionally he was challenged by our more detailed questions but he always made a real effort to understand. He also went to extraordinary lengths to locate and finally recover a cell phone, that we had left in a taxi. What an amazing country Japan is and what a sincere, caring man. Hiro, our Hero!


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Maria
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Amazing Kyoto ”

Hiro is the best guide for my family. Even though we were a bit late he still managed to give us the best itinerary for the tour. He was very patient with us (because we get tired easily). He gave us options and recommended the best places. He was very professional but at the same time also a fun guide. He asked a lot of questions that would make you think and the answers would make you appreciate more of Kyoto. For us Kyoto was one of the best places we have been to in all of Japan thanks to Hiro. We can't wait to go back and book him again!

Hiroshi:
Dear Maria I am very grateful to you for your nice reviews of your tour in Kyoto to my website. I felt so happy to watch that attractive foreign tourists enjoying Kimono wearing and walking around in Tenryuji-garden and Kinkakuji-temple precincts gracefully. I hope that not only ladies but also mens may enjoy Kimono costume experience in next time visit in Kyoto as well. Best regards June 20 Hiroshi Yokoyama

V
Vlad
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Trip with Hiroshi ”

We're happy having our daily trip with Hiroshi. He is happy to assist and show many fantastic spots of Kyoto. And he is very flexible and ready to adjust the schedule for customer needs. Thanks a lot, Vlad

Hiroshi:
Dear Vlad Thank you Mr.Vlad for your nice reviews to my website. I always feel happy while guiding such a cheerful couple like you to the most charming city in Japan, Kyoto. Best regards June 20 Hiroshi(hiro) Yokoyama

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Ariel
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Outstanding Tour With Hiroshi ”

We truly enjoyed our 1 day Kyoto tour with Hiroshi because we were able to go to a lot of places and historical sites throughout the day and learn facts about the shrines and temples we visited. We requested to go to only 3 places but Hiroshi tried his best to squeeze in more places to visit as many as our schedule permitted. We liked how Hiroshi kept on asking us trivia questions as we went around, making the tour more interactive, fun and interesting. He even gave a prize to whoever had the most number of correct questions at the end of the tour! He not only served as a tour guide but ever so willingly acted as our photographer too which enabled us to collect pictures with full view of the sites we visited with all members of the family together in the pictures which might have been difficult to achieve if we just used a selfie stick. Hiroshi is a very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable guide and we will surely recommend him to our friends and family when they visit Japan.

Hiroshi:
Dear Ariel I am truly grateful to you for your courteous reviews on May11 tour in Kyoto. It's one of the greatest joy for a tour guide like me to see my guest tourists having a happy and pleasant tour! Thank you Mr.Ariel and your family for your cooperation. Best regards June 9,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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

“ A Good Trip! ”

Our daughter has asthma, but Mr. Hiroshi was kind enough to work with us on our pace, taking us to a drug store to buy medicines, and mask. At the end of the trip, he was waiting for us to buy sourvenirs, and took us right to the terminal of the bullet train heading back to Tokyo. He also took our pictures, offering to email them to us. Not only that, we forgot our camera in an restaurant, and we had to take a cab to go back to retrieve it. Anyway, he was always smiling, accommodating to our needs. It was such an experiece, and we did not regret on taking this trip. Thank you Mr. Hiroshi! The Thach Family

Hiroshi:
Dear Ngoc Thank you Mr.Ngoc for your heartfelt reviews on May 30 tour in Kyoto. When you did notice that you may forget your camera at a Japanese restaurant, I had a 100 % confidence that the camera might be return to you. I am very proud of Japanese people's honesty and sincerity. I hope we would like to meet again in a very near future and your daughter's disease be compltely recovered. Best regards June 7,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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