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Overview

This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within a day.
We will use the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto which costs 28,000JPY per adult (you and the guide).
You can choose one route from the list bellow.
{1. Miyabi route: Fushimi shrine, Sanjusangendo temple, Kiyomizu temple, and Gion area}
{2"Golden route: Arashiyama area, Tenryu temple, and Kinkaku temple}

Highlights

  •   1. Miyabi: Fushimi shrine (popular for its one thausand red torii gates)
  •   1. Miyabi: Sanjusangendo temple (popular for its numerous statues of Buddha in the building)
  •   1. Miyabi: Kiyomizu temple ( popular for the view from its terrace )
  •   1. Miyabi: Kiyomizu-zaka ( popular shopping street )
  •   1. Miyabi: Gion area ( popular for its typical traditional shopping street )
  •   2. Golden: Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  •   2. Golden: Tenryu temple ( popular for its Japanese garden )
  •   2. Golden: Bamboo trail in Arashiyama
  •   2. Golden: Ryoan temple ( Dry landscape garden & Yudofu lunch )
  •   2. Golden: Kinkaku temple ( popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Tokyo
Meeting Point at your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa
Ending Point at your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa
Departure 08:00 AM
Duration 12:30h
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
12:30h
When?

People

222.50 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 26.70 USD
extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 44.50 USD

What to Expect

You can visit popular sites in Kyoto without staying there.
You can leave your luggage at your hotel in Tokyo and enjoy your sightseeing in Japan within a short stay, such as business trip.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up (no charge)

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

Important

The guiding fee does not include the transportation cost of you and the guide between Tokyo and Kyoto which is 28,000 per adult.
You can use JR pass but please pay the transportation cost of the guide.
This tour uses public transportation and we have to depend on buses in Kyoto.
This tour is for those who stay in Tokyo or Kanagawa. If you will stay in Kyoto, I can start the tour from morning but please pay the transportation cost of the guide.

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 26.70 USD
extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 44.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost ?

About 30,000 per adult including the guide and 15,000 per children under 12 years old

Can we use JR pass ?

Yes, you can use JR pass but you can not take the bullet train Nozomi by JR pass and we have to shorten the time to stay in Kyoto by about one hour.

Can we stay in Kyoto ?

Yes, you can but please pay my trip back to Tokyo.

How much are the entrance fees?

Entrance fees in JPN are as follows.
Tenryu temple adult 500, child 300
Kinkaku temple adult 400, child 300
Sanjusangendo templeadult 600, child 400
Kiyomizu temple adult 400, child 200
Where the age of a Child is from 6 to 11.

Can we have a two day tour ?

Yes, you can.
If you take two days of this tour, I will discount my lodging cost in Kyoto.

How are the schedule of the tour ?

The following is for Miyabi route.
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinaknsen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:07-11:12 Train to Inari
11:12-12:38 Fushimi-Inari shrine sightseeing
12:38-13:00 Train to Sanjusangendo temple
13:00-14:00 Sanjysangendo temple sightseeing
14:00-15:00 Walk&Lunch to Kiyomizu temple
15:00-16:00 Kiyomizu temple sightseeing
16:00-17:00 Walk&Shopping to Gion
17:04-17:23 Trains to Kyoto St.
17:36-19:53 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
20:30 Return to your hotel

The following is for Golden route
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinaknsen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:17-11:33 Train to Arashiyama
11:33-12:50 Tenryu temple sightseeing
12:50-13:30 Bus to Ryoan temple
13:30-15:00 Ryoan temple sightseeing&Lunch
15:00-15:30 Bus to Kinkaku temple
15:30-16:30 Kinkaku temple sightseeing
16:30-17:30 Bus&Subway to Kyoto station
17:36-19:53 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
20:30 Return to your hotel

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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Reviews

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Val
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Best guide ever ”

Thank you so much Yuki for best guide ever

Yuki:
Dear Val, Thank you for your good review. It was in Japnese rainy season. I am glad your girl friend enjoyed flowers of Hydrangea and other plants. Although we couldn't see Mt.Fuji, it was a memorial tour for me ,too. Best regards, Yuki

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Gayle
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful trip to Kamakura with Yuki ”

We enjoyed a fantastic day tour from Tokyo to Kamakura with Yuki. He was professional but warm and friendly. He is also very high energy. His English and knowledge of various cultures/religions is excellent. In addition to his clear verbal explanations, he carries an iPad pre-loaded with photos, diagrams and other reference info to quickly assist his guests in their understanding of the various points of interest. We felt that was quite helpful. We had a few email exchanges before we arrived in Tokyo so he could plan our tour for what we wanted to see most. Much of it was left to his discretion since he is the expert. For example, he arranged the timing to take the large Sunday crowds into consideration. We either walked or took the subway. The tour was well-planned for the most efficient use of time. We saw all of the major hightlights including the large Buddha and many shrines, gardens, and temples. We also meandered through a few little shops along the way when it started to rain. (The rain was no problem at all.) Lunch was in a small noodle shop- just perfect! Later, we toured a new, ultra-modern shopping center near Tokyo Station. Very interesting! Thank you, Yuki-san for our wonderful day. When we come back to Japan, we will be sure to find you again. Cheers!

Yuki:
Dear Gayle, Thank you very much to take your time to write such an elaborate review ! We enjoyed Hase-dera temple in the morning although its Hydrangea trail was too crowded to visit as it is a very narrow trail. It was unfortunate that it started heavy rain after lunch. I really wanted take you to Enkaku-ji Temple as it is more peaceful and less crowded place in Kamakura. I thought we can visit Imperial palace if the rain stops but it didn't. So I took you a new shopping center "Kitte" next to Tokyo Station. I am glad you enjoyed the place and return to your hotel without being wet. There are many other places in Tokyo with beautiful garden so please come again in autumn when the weather will be better. Best regards, Yuki

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Steve
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

Yuki is a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and courteous. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a guide in Japan

Yuki:
Dear Steve, Thank you for writing a review. I am very glad to know that you and your family enjoyed my tour to Kyoto. I made this tour for those who want to visit Kyoto within one day from Tokyo. The Shinkansen made this possible. Best regards, Yuki

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Angeline
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Great service from Yuki ”

Yuki is a very kind and patient tour guide. He did his job very well in explaining the history, details and the story of the tourist spots. Besides, he was very patient to take care of my trip that consists of 5 young kids. Highly recommended!

Yuki:
Dear Angeline, Thank you for writing the review while you are still in Japan. I feel your are much patient than me. Please enjoy Disney land tomorrow with your family and friends. Please give my best regards, to other members, too. Yuki

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Karin
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Germany

“ Great Day - Great Guide ”

I wanted to see Mt Fuji, the ice caves and walk through the woods. Prior before the tour, Yuki made us aware that the weather might be very bad and if I want I can change the date for the tour. As I could not change the date, I confirmed that I still want to do the planned tour. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, that we were not able to go up Mt Fuji. Yuki made us aware during our train ride. He was so pro active and creating an instand change in the tour that we got the most out of the day. We saw the caves, a little original village, great original food, and a fantastic walk through the forrest. He was very knowledgeable and it was fun to be with him. I would recommend him as a tour guide and book him anytime again. Thank you Yuki for a great day

Yuki:
Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your great review ! I am glad you enjoyed my tour although we can not see Mt.Fuji. It was my first time to visit the caves and Aokigahara forest. You helped me to expand my tour. Please give my best regards to your husband. Yuki

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