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

8 hours
up to 10 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Kyoto Tourist Information Center located on the 2nd floor of the JRKyoto building .
Ending Point Nishiki Market

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

lunch, entrance fee. transportation fee, guide's transportation fee 1500 yen/day

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 217 )
4.5 (217) Reviews
Very Good
Krister Krister Japan
1 hour ago

“ Day tour Hiro-san ”

My wife and 3 year old boy were treated to a highlights tour of Kyoto, communication was prompt even if we book less than 24 hours before, Hiro-san was very knowledgeable and was prompt, he managed to accomodate our requests like changing the itinerary and changing our Shinkansen tickets. He also gave us options for transport and food. He was kind hearted and our son adored him.

Suresh & Christine Suresh Australia ( Couple )
5 days ago

“ Entertaining and a font of knowledge ”

My wife and I were so happy to have Hiroshi as a guide. We learnt so much. He knew so much detail. We had a really fun day.

Carol Carol Japan ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Highly recommended! ”

Hiroshi was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable and made our tour really interesting. He went over and above - and helped us with taking photos and obtaining transport cards and our dietary allergies, and many other pieces of information which made travelling in Japan so much easier. It was a pleasure to spend the day with this wonderful man!

Dawnyll Dawnyll United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Best guide EVER ”

Hiroshi was AMAZING! We have used tour guides all over the world and Hiroshi was our FAVORITE hands down. He gives you the history and is so naturally funny that you laugh all day!

Jack Jack United States ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Great Guide! ”

Hiro(shi) really knows his town, the sites to see, how to get there efficiently, and everything you want to know about them. We had an amazing day in spite of issues with public transportation. Would definitely recommend using Hiro to give you a tour in Kyoto!


Dear Jack Thank you Jack for your great reviews both on Oct 19and 20 tour in Kyoto.I also had a happy days guiding such a great person who has a deep knowledge and concern about Japanese culture and history and---has a sense of humor as well. Best regards Oct 27 Hiroshi Y.

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