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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!
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

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Reviews

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Grace
5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Enjoyable Kyoto Day tour with a creative and informative guide ”

We have Hiroshi as our guide for our day tour in Kyoto. Our first impression of him was that he was quiet and not so approachable. But soon after we reached our first destination, he started to crack jokes and gave us quizzes to help us learn about the things we saw and place we visited. It was creative and interactive. He carried a camera with him and took pictures of us at the best spots. He was also flexible and allowed us to change our places to visit very last minute. We visited Gion instead of the Nishi Market. Gion is an interesting place to visit - beautiful scenery. We managed to see a few Geisha and Maiko. Thank you Hiroshi.


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Maria
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Our Kyoto Experience with Hiroshi ”

Hiroshi made our tour fun! We were a big group. I can imagaine that it must be hard for any tour guide to keep his audience interested and focused. But Hiroahi was able to do that by adding question and answer games in the tour bus. It was very entertaining! He knew.much about Kyoto and we had a great experience touring Kyoto even with the rain. Thank you Hiroshi! More success to you!

Hiroshi:
Dear Maria I am so grateful to hear that all of the guests enjoyed touring in ancient city Nara and one of the most charming city in Japan,Kyoto as well,thank you. I also felt so happy that you showed me much cooperation durinig the long one day bus tour. Best regards Ap22,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Agni
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Russian Federation

“ Arasiyama area/ bamboo forest/ golden pavilion ”

Very good and helpful! I expected though some additional information/history on the visited sights. I heard afterwards that there is a monkey park next to bamboo forest that we would have loved visiting it. Our tour guide didn't mention it.

Hiroshi:
Dear Agni I am grateful to you for your reviews on Ap 10 tour in Kyoto. If I heard that you would like to visit the monkey park located on the eastern side top of the Mt.Arashiyama, I would never recommend you to go to the park. because you have to climb up steep steps and keep walking in a winding path to the park. It will take nearly one hour to the park and another one hour to climb down ! Yours Ap23,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Ellen
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Hiroshi was able to take us to all the highlights even though I am sure we were the slowest tourists in all of Kyoto. He made the day fun and was able to anticipate when we were tired and needed a break. He took us to all the primary temples in Kyoto and was able to provide the background and history of each site. He even found a specialty vendor when my husband mentioned wanting to see some Japanese craftsmanship tools. I am sure this had never been requested before.

Hiroshi:
Dear Ellen I always feel happy when I received an e-mail reviews from my guests in which they had a pleasant trip in my private tour. I was a bit amazed that your husband had a deep interst concerning Japanese craftsmanship cutlery and he purchased two kinds of the tools in a craftsmanship tool shop one in Kyoto and one in Nara respectively! I say thank you again for your cooperation during two days tour in Kyoto and Nara. Best Regards Hiroshi Yokoyama

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

“ Kyoto Tour ”

Hiroshi took us on a tour of Kyoto. Arashiyama, Bamboo Forest, Lunch, and Gion Cultural Center. Our meeting site was on the 2nd floor of the JR Kyoto station. We were on the first floor so it took some time to find. Would have been better to meet on the first floor since that's where the tour started. Hiroshi is a fast walker and for us a little too fast since my mom was on a wheel chair.

Hiroshi:
Dear Eloise I have to express sincere apologies to you all esp. your mom and you. I should give you more detailed information in terms of transportation system, how to use lift and itinerary etc. before we make a tour in Kyoto and Osaka respectively. I should walk slowly and give you more relaxing time. Yours Ap22,2017 Hiroshi Yokoyama

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