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One day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(102) Reviews
12h $ 233 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 route from the list bellow.
  • 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: Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: Kinkaku temple ( popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 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)
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232.50 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 27.90
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 46.50

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: Fushimi shrine, Sanjusangendo temple, Gion area and Kinkaku temple}
{2"Golden route: Arashiyama area, Tenryu temple, Bumboo trail, Ryoan temple and Kinkaku temple}

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.

Organized by Yuki

Licensed Guide
(102) Reviews

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 route from the list bellow.
  • 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: Gion area (Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping and lunch )
  • 1. Miyabi: Kinkaku temple ( popular for its golden house and Japanese garden)
  • 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)

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 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

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Yuki


Licensed Guide

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I've got the national license of a tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour of the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and studied about Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have more than 100 tours in Tokyo as well as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the most impressive tour around Tokyo. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you on my tours!! read more


Reviews ( 102 )

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Christine

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a wonderful choice for our first trip to Japan, he was gracious and accommodating as we spent the day exploring Asakusa, Akihabara, and harbor cruise. After touring Kyoto for 3 days we needed a slower paced day. Yuki adjusted our original plan to accommodate us. It was the perfect day. Thank you .

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Jessica

“ Imperial palace tour ”

Very kind and knowledgeable man. Took me to the Imperial palace and told me do many amazing facts about the emporer and the history behind it! One if the best days if me trip! Would Definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a nice informational filled day!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Iain

“ Cherry Blossom Holiday March 2018 ”

Our day with Yuki was amazing. His expert knowledge was educational and enlightenting. Had a wonderful day. The best way to see a new city in a foreign country on our first day of our 12 day tour. Thank you Yuki. Iain & Lisa - Australia

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vidya

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Yuki was wonderful. He was well prepared, answered all my questions by email and was prompt. We had a wonderful day exploring Kyoto and visiting the top sites. I know we would not have been able to see as much if we had done it ourselves. He met us at our hotel in Tokyo, helped us get the bullet train tickets at a discount, then helped navigate us through the sites we wanted to see in Kyoto ( bamboo forest, Toriii gates, golden temple). He added the Buddha temple for us and it was wonderful. We had homemade Kyoto cuisine at a local restaurant which was just perfect for our cultural experience. He then took us back to Tokyo on the bullet train. He also gave us some background and history of the shrines and temples with illustrations on his ipad. We had an amazing time and would do it again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU YUKI!!!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Kelli

“ Perfect Day in Kamakura ”

Yuki was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of Japan. He had great visuals on his iPad that he showed us throughout the day to give us more detail about the history and locations we were visiting. He lent us a bus card that we added money to so that we could get to our locations faster. This meant that we had more time to visit once we arrived. We did up taking the wrong bus on accident, but he threw in an extra tour of one of the temples to make up for it. Overall, Yuki was a very knowledgeable guide and I would highly recommend him for your tour!

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