We will stroll in traditional and nostalgic streets.
-- the Gion district
we will walk through the nostalgic streets and stop by a reasonable cafe which is very popular among maiko.
--the Kiyomizudera Temple areas
We will explore the bustling slopes filled with old cafes and souvenir shops. And please enjoy authentic matcha sweets.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuriko.
There are countless places to visit in kyoto. The Gion district and the Kiyomizudera temple areas are one of the most popular sight-seeing
areas in Kyoto. And these places are very special for local people ,too. The streets are lined with Machiya , or traditional townhouses.
With my help, you will be able to feel the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto and see picturesque view without getting lost.
And I will take you to the very unique temples and shrines known only by few visitors.
Viewing the Kamogawa River is also included in this tour. And I gladly accept one person.
The beauty of Kyoto is breathtaking. I am looking forward to meeting you soon.
transportation fee ( you and your guide )
Japanese sweets ( about ￥350~￥700 )
lunch : about ￥1000
Buses conveniently stop right at tourist sites, but during the peak seasons , they get very crowded. So I suggest we use the subway or take a taxi. That will take us to our destinations more smoothly.
1. This tour is a walking tour. So visiting Kenninji Temple , Kiyomizudera Temple and Kodaiji Temple are not included.
2. This tour will take place unless it rains heavily.
Some people think it would be more beautiful if it rained or snowed.
But I am willing to tailor the tour to your needs. Please feel free to ask me anything.
If you wish, we will visit famous temples of the area on a rainy day. Entrance fees are as follows:
Kodaiji Temple--￥600 / Kiyomizudera Temple--￥300 / Kenninji Temple--￥500
3. We will walk as slowly as possible so that you can enjoy taking pictures and viewing the beautiful scenery.
4. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
course A-- about 3 km / course B--about 2 km / both course A and course B-- about 5 km read more
We use public transportation. The cost will be about 300 yen~ 400 yen
Yes, in that case, please pay me ￥2000 on the day tour take place.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yuriko was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. She explained the history of geishas in Gion very well. My mother and I enjoyed our one hour with her.
Dear NuruI Thank you very much for your review. I was so happy to have an opportunity to introduce history of maiko and geisha to both of you. Many thanks for having me as your guide. I hope to see you and your Mom again. Best regards Yuriko
I had a wonderful day with Yuriko-san touring Arashiyama. We enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, delicious lunch and exciting rickshaw ride. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
Dear Lisa-san I can't thank you enough for your prompt and kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Arashiyama day trip. I also had a lot of fun sharing a wonderful time with you ! Many thanks for having me as your guide. The time I spent with you will be in my heart forever. Please take good care of yourself and I truely hope to see you again. Best regards Yuriko
Highly recommend hiring Yuriko as a private tour guide! Working within a time constraint and unsure of how best to manage our expectations (with so little time and so much to see), Yuriko patiently helped us plan a perfect 1/2 day tour prior to our arrival. We were able to see the sights most important to us and move at our own pace. Yuriko used her teaching skills to fill in the blanks, keep us on track, show us some areas of interest away from the crowds and ultimately get us to our final destination on time! It was a wonderful, enlightening day full of memories we will forever cherish! Thanks again Yuriko!
Dear Susan Thank you very much for your kind review ! It was a great honor to show you around beautiful Kyoto. I was impressed with the fact that you had a deep interest and respect for Japanese culture. We had such a wonderful time walking down stone-paved streets and talking about so many topics !! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. That was a memorable 1/2 day I would never forget. Many thanks Yuriko
Had an interesting day at Arayashima Bamboo Forest / Kiyomizu Dera Temple and Gion District
Dear Matthew It was an honor to spend a wonderful time with you and your wife. Thank you very much and I really appreciate it. I hope you will come back to Kyoto. Sincerely Yuriko
Yuriko was absolutely incredible. She was very organized during every step of the process. She communicated frequently, quickly and clearly throughout the entire process. She made sure that we were able to explore the areas that we were interested in. I was very worried because we were traveling with 4 young children. She was very patient and accommodating. She went above and beyond to make everything easier for us. I would highly recommend Yuriko if you are coming to Japan with a family or a small group. We really wanted to ride Rickshaws and wear Kimono. She made it all happen for us. We will cherish the memories for a very long time. Thank you! Thank you!
Dear Michael Thank you very much for your wonderful review !! I am really happy you enjoyed riding rickshaw, wearing kimonos, eating local foods and visiting cultural sites. And how cheerful and pretty your daughters are !! Many thanks for choosing me as your guide and I had really fun spending 2 days with you all. I will cherish the memories for a very long time, too. Hope to see you all again !! Best regards Yuriko