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One day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(181) Reviews
12h $ 270 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 at 11:00 which costs 28,000JPY per adult (you and the guide) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the following three routes (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History).
  • 1. Miyabi: 11:30-12:30 Fushimi shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: 13:00-13:30 Sanjusangen-Do temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: 14:00-15:30 Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden:11:30-12:00 Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: 12:00-12:30 Tenryu temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: 12:30-13:00 Bamboo trail in Arashiyama
  • 2. Golden: 13:30-15:30 Ryoan temple ( Dry landscape garden & Yudofu lunch )
  • 2. Golden: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: 11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: 12:30-14:00 Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: 14:30-15:30 Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: 16:00-17:00 To-Ji ( The Worl Heritage, traditional old Buddist Temple with great statues of Buddha )
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270.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 27.00
Extra person ( from the 6th person older than 12 ).
$ 54.00

Overview

This tour is for those who want to visit Kyoto and return to Tokyo within a day.
We will use the bullet train between Tokyo and 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 quiet and historical places)

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 Kyoto within a short stay, such as a 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 at 11:00 which costs 28,000JPY per adult (you and the guide) in addition to the guiding fee. You can choose one of the following three routes (1. Miyabi, Golden, and History).
  • 1. Miyabi: 11:30-12:30 Fushimi shrine ( The most poluar place in Kyoto acoording to Trip Adviser with 1000 red Torii Gates)
  • 1. Miyabi: 13:00-13:30 Sanjusangen-Do temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 1. Miyabi: 14:00-15:30 Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 2. Golden:11:30-12:00 Arashiyam area ( popular for Togetsu bridge and mountains )
  • 2. Golden: 12:00-12:30 Tenryu temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its Japanese garden )
  • 2. Golden: 12:30-13:00 Bamboo trail in Arashiyama
  • 2. Golden: 13:30-15:30 Ryoan temple ( Dry landscape garden & Yudofu lunch )
  • 2. Golden: 16:00-17:00 Kinkaku-Ji temple ( The World Heritage, popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 3. History: 11:30-12:00 Sanjusangen-Do Temple ( popular for its 1001 statues of Buddha in the building)
  • 3. History: 12:30-14:00 Gion area ( Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 3. History: 14:30-15:30 Nijo Castle ( The World Heritage, traditional building with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens )
  • 3. History: 16:00-17:00 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.
I will book your seats of the Shinkansen if you agree to pay me in cash about 28,000 JPY per adult at our tour.

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 ( from 1,000 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
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
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

I want to take this tour during my layover at Narita Airport. Is it possible?

It takes about three hours for the return trip from Narita to Tokyo in addition to 12 hours of this tour from Tokyo to Kyoto.
That means you need at least 15 hours of waiting time of layover at Narita.
Moreover, you have to come to Tokyo as it will be too early for me to pick you up at Narita.

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 ( 181 )
kimberley Kimberley Mexico ( Couple )
Excellent
1 hour ago

“ Amazing tour guide ”

Yuki was an amazing tour guide. He was punctual and very knowledgeable but not overwhelming. He showed us how to use public transportation and delivered everything we agreed upon. He is super nice and kind. I definitely recommend him. Thank you Yuki

Pushpa Pushpa United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best of Kamakura ”

My colleagues and I, all Kumon instructors had a wonderful day in Kamakura with Yuki. Yuki is warm, intelligent and knowledgeable guide also very flexible and accommodating. He kindly greeted us at our hotel in Yokohama despite a little snow and used public transport to and in Kamakura to save time. We visited the the great Buddha of Kamakura known for his Handsome Face, Hasedera temple from where you can also have a view over Kamakura city and the ocean, Hokokuji temple with the highlight of enjoying green tea in the peaceful, serene Bamboo forest, Hachimangu shrine where a wedding was taking place looked magical in the snow. He also took us to a local restaurant for a delicious home cooked meal with vegetarian choices and as a surprise took us to try out local sweet desserts. We re... read more

Yuki:

Dear Pushpa, Thank you for writing such a nice and detailed review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place to visit as it is not so crowded and easy to go from Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your colleagues, too. Yuki

Fran Fran Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour with Yuki ”

We had a great tour with Yuki. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful in how he conducted the tour. We were traveling with our 8 year old daughter and 10month old son and Yuki was considerate of their needs as well. We felt confident touring Kyoto and Lake Kawaguchi without having to worry about the language barrier and/or navigating the public transport system and could focus on enjoying the sights.

Yuki:

Dear Fran, Thank you for your review of my tours. I was glad to guide your family without any trouble. One day tour to Kyoto is challenging for me too. We saw Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and it was not so cold. It was more crowded than I expected at this time of the year, but I learned how to manage the tour in that condition. Best regards, Yuki

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Our family enjoyed a Wonderful action packed day touring Tokyo with Yuki. Many many highlights!!! Yuki is an excellent guide - I Highly recommend!! Susan M

Yuki:

Dear Susan, Thank you for writing a review so soon! It was a busy day, but I am glad to know you have enjoyed it. See you tomorrow. Yuki

Robelyn Robelyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Yuki is Amazing! ”

Hello Everyone! If you are doing a day tour, Yuki is the best and highly recommended! He gives you historical background of every place we went to and took us shopping to the cheapest places! We will get him again when we come back to Japan for a visit! Thanks Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Robelyn, Thank you for writing a review of my tour of Tokyo. I was very happy when your family listens to my explanation of each site and gave me questions about our country and people. My tour is very flexible to reflect the interests of the guest so I changed my route to take you to my favorite ramen shop and added Ameyoko discount streets where you bought so many Japanese sweets. I hope your family has enjoyed traveling Japan. Best regards, Yuki

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