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One day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(154) Reviews
12h $ 223 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the tree route (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History) from the list bellow.
  • 1. Miyabi: Fushimi shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: Sanjusangendo temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: Kinkaku temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden: Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: Tenryu temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: Bamboo trail in Arashiyama
  • 2. Golden: Ryoan temple ( Dry landscape garden & Yudofu lunch )
  • 2. Golden: Kinkaku temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: To-Ji ( The Worl Heritage, traditional old Buddist Temple with great statues of Buddha )
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222.50 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 44.50

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 ( Most popular places )
2.Golden route ( Most scenic places )
3. History route ( Most queit and historical places, new!)

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.

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Highlights

  • 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) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the tree route (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History) from the list bellow.
  • 1. Miyabi: Fushimi shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: Sanjusangendo temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: Kinkaku temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden: Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: Tenryu temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: Bamboo trail in Arashiyama
  • 2. Golden: Ryoan temple ( Dry landscape garden & Yudofu lunch )
  • 2. Golden: Kinkaku temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: To-Ji ( The Worl Heritage, traditional old Buddist Temple with great statues of Buddha )

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.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

This tour uses public transportation and we have to depend on trains and buses in Kyoto.
This tour is for those who stay in Tokyo area. If you will stay in Kyoto, I can start the tour from morning but please pay the transportation cost of the guide.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up (no charge)
What‘s not included
transportation cost of you and guide (about 30,000 JPY per person)
lunch ( about 3,000 JPY per person for you and guide)
entrance fee of you (400 to 600 JPY per place per person)
Depart From
Tokyo
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo station
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo station
Duration
12 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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
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
15:00-15:30 Bus to Kinkaku temple
15:30-16:30 Kinkaku temple sightseeing
16:30-17:30 Train 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

The following is for History route
8:00AM pick up at your hotel
8:40-10:58 Shinaknsen from Tokyo to Kyoto
11:17-11:30 Train to Sanjusangen-Do Temple
11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple sightseeing
12:00-12:30 Train to Gion
12:30-13:30 Gion area sightseeing&Lunch
14:00-15:00 Nijo Caste
15:30-16:30 To-Ji Temple sightseeing
16:30-17:00 Train to Kyoto station
17:36-19:53 Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo
20:30 Return to your hotel

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 154 )
Manuel Manuel Netherlands ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Nice introduction to Tokyo ”

Excellent tour provided by Yuki. He's quite flexible about customizing the plans according to how things go. He took us to his favourite ramen restaurant which was so delicious.

Yuki:

Dear Manuel, Thank you for your review. The ramen restaurant is the most favorite of mine. Food is a very important part of my tour. Best regards, Yuki

Grace Grace Ireland ( Solo )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Fantastic tour of Hakone ”

Mr Yuki is an excellent guide. I had a wonderful day originating in Tokyo and arriving in Hakone and touring the area. He was very polite and knowledgeable about the area and was happy to answer all the questions I had. Highly recommend a trip with Mr Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Grace, Thank you for writing a review of my tour so soon. It was my pleasure to guide you around many of my favorite places. I was impressed with your challenging mind. Best regards, Yuki

Anna Anna Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ 1 Day amazing tour of Tokyo for the first comers ”

Yuki was an excellent guide! We really enjoyed his services. The first time in Tokyo you certainly need someone experienced to guide your way around. Highly recommended!

Yuki:

Dear Anna, Thank you for your review. I am very glad to know you liked my tour. Food is a very important part of my tour. Please give my best regards to your friend. Yuki

David David United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great Day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a great guide. It was really nice to have a personal guide, who gave us many options on how we wanted our day to go. He was right on time to start the day, and the day had a good pace. His english was very good, and he brought us to a great place for lunch. I would definitely use him again when we travel back to Tokyo.

Yuki:

Dear David, Thank you for writing nice review of my tour and highest evaluation. I am very glad to know you enjoyed my tour. Please come again! Yuki

Puja Puja India ( Family with kids )
Good
1 week ago

“ Memorable visit to Hakone ”

We took the tour of Hakone with Yuki on Oct 4, 2018. It was a cloudy day with little amount of rain hence we were not able to see Mount FUji. Mr. Yuki had already informed us about it but still we went ahead with the trip. We saw the Hakone Open Air museum, Gora Park, Ropeway to see the volcanic valley and tour of Lake Ashi. The trip was well organised and paced with Mr. Yuki, though we were lagging behind in time in our trip but still Mr. Yuki planned our trip in such a way that we did not miss out on seeing any sight seeing places and enjoyed our trip to Hakone even if we could not see Mount Fuji.

Yuki:

Dear Puja, Thank you for your review. Sorry for the poor weather, but I did my best for your tour. Best regards, Yuki

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