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Tailor made major morning Kyoto tour for 4 hours by certified professional guide

4 Hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Certified National Guide wiht English scorel TOEIC 925 and Certified Domestic Travel Supervior with Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class guides you to main spots in Kyoto. The guide escorts you to downtown for your lunch. The guide shows you how to get back to your hotel by bus after lunch. I am also an illustrator and cartoonist, so you will enjoy many illustrations during the tour.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiji.

  • Nijojo castle built by Tokugawa shogunate in 1603 and it has beautifle garden.

  • Kinkakuji temple buIlt by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as his villa in 1397 but it was burnt by the fire in 1950

  • Ryoanji (rock garden) is famous for mysterious 15 rocks in the garden. You will be excited with the secret of the garden that the guide shows.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM
Meeting Point At the lobby of Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station or your hotel if located in central area of Kyoto city
Ending Point Downtown area, your hotel or your place to prefer during the tour

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area. entrance fee of the guide except for some place, smiles and skills of the communication of the
the guide.

What‘s not included

your transportation fee of you and guide including taxi, entrance fee, lunch. For your reference, one day bus ticket is 600 yen, entrance fee are as follows:
Nijo-jo castle 1,000 yen, Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 600yen. All prices are for adult.


Please wear easy walking shoes, hat, caps, umbrella with beverage to avoid heat injury jist in case. High heel shose are prohibited for ladies. Please remember that the tour using public transportation in Kyoto is "walking and walking". You will lose yor weight for you lunch or dinner fore sure.

The guests should have travel isurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants do not accept cards. The guide does not cover any insurance if anything happend with you.

Cancellation Policy

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
bruce Bruce Japan
1 year ago

“ enjoyed. kyoto ”

great knowledge and insites


Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji

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