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Tailor made major west and east Kyoto tour for 8 hours by certified professional guide

8 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 and Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor with English score TOEIC 925 and Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class guides you. The places to visit are Nijo-jo, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and we have lunch at downtown. Then, Kiyomizu temple and stroll at Higashiyama area. If you wish, you are escorted to my favorite pub "izakaya" at downtown as "off duty" tour.


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  • Nijo-jo castle built by Tokugawa shogun in 1603 and it has beautifle garden.

  • Kinkakuji temple the golden pavillion built by Ashikaga shogun 1n 1397 but it was burnt in the fine in 1950. You can compare how it looked before the fire with the guide.

  • Ryoanji temple built in 1450 and it has mysterious rock garden. You will be excited with the secret of the garden that the guide shows.

  • Kiyomizu dera temple founded in 778 located on the hill with colorful buildings.

  • Yasaka pagoda five-story pagoda is a symbol of Kyoto situated near Ninen zaka slope.

  • Yasaka shrine powerful shrine founded in 656 and it is one of the oldest shrine in Japan.

  • Gion is famous maiko town. If you are lucky enough you may see maiko walking on the street.

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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 it is located somewhere in the central Kyoto city.
Ending Point downtown area or any place you prefer during the tour or at your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

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

What‘s not included

Transportaiton of you and guide is not included. Basically we use public trasnportatiosn such as bus, subway and train . Taxi fare of you and guide if used, entrance fee of you and lunch, dinner. One day bus ticket if we buy, 600 yen. Entrance fee are followings:
Nijo-jo castle 1,000 yen (if you vist Ninomaru goten and garden), Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 600 yen, Kiomizu-dera temple
400 yen. All prices are for one adult. Children approximately 50% of the adult but depending on the age.


nothing particular

The fare does not include followigs:
entrance fee: Nijo-jo 1,000 yen, Kinkakuji 400 yen, Ryoanji 600 yen, Kiyomizu dera 400 yen.
transportation: one day bus ticket 600 yen if you wish to use, other tansportation fee such as taxi
subway, train. lunch approximately 1,500 yen per person. If you visit Kyoto in summer, please be ready with hat, cap and beverage to avoid heat injury. Tourist should wear easy walking shoes.
The guests should have travel insurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants do not accept cards. The guide doe not cover any insurance if anything happend with you.
The guide is not responsible for any problems caused by your disease and limitation of your foods. read more

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 )
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bruce Bruce Japan
11 months 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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