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One day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Yuki
(135) Reviews
12h $ 225 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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225.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour per group.
$ 27.00
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 45.00

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.
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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 135 )
Hai Hai United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Would refer Yuki-san to anybody ”

I would recommend Yuki-san to anyone. He was great even though we were late. With a few hours, we covered Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa and Edo Castle with a Japanese Garden. He was very flexible to adjust to our schedule. We skipped lunch until 3pm. Ending tour with 15 minutes lunch. He kept track of the time and our train back to the airport. I think he will be a great person to show you around Tokyo.

Yuki:

Dear Hai, Thank you for writing the review of the tour, so soon. I am glad to know you were on time for your flight and safely returned to your country. Best regards, Yuki

Carlos Carlos Aruba ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ No stress, personal sightseeing in and around the big city ”

Yuki is professional, experienced and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Japan especially Tokyo and it's surrounding area. He was early meeting us at our hotel each day (a blessing to be met at the hotel) and helped us navigate the detailed transportation system of Japan, even helping us validate our Jr train passes, showing us how to reserve trains, store luggage, plan and use the various passes and tickets on our own. We felt his personal attention even in the most crowed temples and shrines so we never felt overwhelmed. It was very hot when we visited and he knew just when to have us duck into air-conditioned museums between outdoor activities to get a cool, educational break. His English is good. He even helped us shop for some specific items we wanted along the way, without sacrificing our touring time. He took us to local places to eat and explained the food and how local's eat per our choices. We especially enjoyed out day trip to Hakone where the air was fresh. Mt. Fuji was cloud covered, but the many different types of trains, trams, boats, ropeways and mountain trains (all explained by Yuki) as well as the beautiful scenery made our day amazing. He was quick to answer all inquires before our visit, helping us choose our itinerary in just the right order to maximise our time, even sending us notes on how to get to the hotel from the airport.

Yuki:

Dear Carlos, Thank you for writing such an elaborate review of my tours. I respect your personality and I was my honor to guide you my favorite places. Please give my best regards to your wife, too. Yuki

Kevin Kevin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great trip! ”

My trip with Yuki has been a delight! He is informitive, patient and very kind.

Yuki:

Dear Kevin, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am glad to know you have enjoyed my tour. Please give my best regards to your family and uncle. Yuki

Jeff Jeff United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Yuki gave a super tour of Tokyo ”

Yuki took my family all around Tokyo and provided a very enjoyable tour. We started at the fish market and had a delicious lunch at one of his favorite sushi restaurants. Then we visited Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya and Akihabara, including visits to an owl cafe and a maid cafe. When my daughter wanted to spend more time browsing / shopping in Harajuku and Shibuya, Yuki was completely flexible and made changes to our schedule appropriately. It was a perfect way to spend the day and become more familiar with Tokyo. Thank you.

Irving Irving United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great Tour ”

Very knowlegable and his discussion of the history and meaning behind the places we visited were greatly apreciated

Yuki:

Dear Irving, Thank you for your review of my Tokyo tour. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Yuki

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