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Very Special 1day Kyoto Tour just for You

by TOMOE
(7) Reviews
7h $ 228 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Please choose a few places among the following sightseeing spots.
  • Nijyojyo Castle: The Ninomaru Palace in this castle has 33 rooms and 800 tatami mats. You can also see wonderful wall paintings.
  • Kinkakuji Temple: famous as 'Golden Pavillion'
  • Ryoanji Temple: famous for its rock (zen) garden
  • Kiyomizudera Temple: famous for its large veranda built on 13 meter cliff. You can also enjoy shopping and eating on its approach way.
  • Yasaka Koshindo: filled with many colorful hanging monkey effigies
  • Yasui Konpiragu Shrine: to cut off bad relationship and make good relationship
  • Sanjyusangendo: famous as the forest of Buddha
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine: famous for its vemillion torii gates tunnel
  • Tofukuji Temple: famous for its colored maple leaves especially in autumn, however, it has some beautiful zen gardens.
  • Arashiyama District: Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo Forest, Nonomiya Jinjya Shirine (famous as 'god of marriage'), Kimono Forest, Okochi Sanso, Togetsu Bridge, Monkey Park
  • Ginkakuji Temple and Path of Pholosophy
  • Nishiki Market
  • Gion District
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Price up to 6 people
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Overview

Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many temples and shrines to visit. You can choose and visit a few? several? popular places as you like. (Please choose a few places among the following sightseeing spots. If you have any other preferable spots, please let me know. I'll guide you as many places as possible.  

What to Expect

If you want, you can try
Kimono experience(2500~5000 Japanese yen/person depends on kimono you rent)
Tea ceremony experience(about 2000~3000 Japanese yen/person)
visiting Japanese sake breweris in Fushimi District (you can visit a museum and try some Japanese sake)

If you want to have a time with Maiko (make green tea, talk with her, take pictures with her and so on, for an hour), you may be able to join the activity held with Maiko. (activity fee is about 4000 Japanese yen/person)
I will make a one day plan including this activity.
If you are the group of more than 5 people and want to join this activity, please ask me. If your group has less than 5 people and want to join the activity, I will ask and they will tell other available days when the activity will be held. I hope that you can join the day.
Please note that
I'm sorry that I can't promise you that I will be able to get reservation for you all the time because whether the activity will be held or not, depends on the schedule of Maiko.

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Highlights

  • Please choose a few places among the following sightseeing spots.
  • Nijyojyo Castle: The Ninomaru Palace in this castle has 33 rooms and 800 tatami mats. You can also see wonderful wall paintings.
  • Kinkakuji Temple: famous as 'Golden Pavillion'
  • Ryoanji Temple: famous for its rock (zen) garden
  • Kiyomizudera Temple: famous for its large veranda built on 13 meter cliff. You can also enjoy shopping and eating on its approach way.
  • Yasaka Koshindo: filled with many colorful hanging monkey effigies
  • Yasui Konpiragu Shrine: to cut off bad relationship and make good relationship
  • Sanjyusangendo: famous as the forest of Buddha
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine: famous for its vemillion torii gates tunnel
  • Tofukuji Temple: famous for its colored maple leaves especially in autumn, however, it has some beautiful zen gardens.
  • Arashiyama District: Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo Forest, Nonomiya Jinjya Shirine (famous as 'god of marriage'), Kimono Forest, Okochi Sanso, Togetsu Bridge, Monkey Park
  • Ginkakuji Temple and Path of Pholosophy
  • Nishiki Market
  • Gion District

Important

If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)
This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,and Monday are available.

Please note that Kyoto is crowded with people all the time, and maybe a few places are available to visit in 7 hours.
We will use public transportation.

You will need at least half an hour or an hour to see around one place, and it takes half an hour or an hour to move from one place to other places, so please choose, at most, five places. Depends on places, you need to walk a lot from the nearest bus stop or the station.

This tour is available only on Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this year.
As for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, please send me a mail and ask.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)
If you want to try cost for tea ceremony, and kimono rental fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel (lobby) (in Kyoto)
Ending Point
neat the station of the last destination (I will tell you how to go back to your hotel)
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 7 )
Leo Leo United States
Excellent
12 hours ago

“ Great highlight of the best of what Kyoto has to offer ”

Tomoe-san is a seasoned tour guide who is fluent in English and knows how to bring the best of what Kyoto has to offer. She was very flexible and accommodating to our needs and suggested ideas that made the trip even better.

TOMOE:

Dear Leo, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review. I had such a wonderful half day with you! I wish I could have more time to spend with you and your friends who are really nice people to be with. Please remember me to your friends and I would be so happy if you and your friends choose me as your guide again when you visit Kyoto and Nara. Thank you so much for a wonderful half day. TOMOE

アンジェラ アンジェラ Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ 2 Days Kyoto and Nara, 1 Night Dotonbori ”

At first I was apprehensive at hiring a tour guide, as we were used to planning our own. But hiring Tomoe was a really good decision for our family. Even before we booked her, she would already make suggestions and sample itineraries for us. She would adjust well to our limited time. It was as if we already booked her - she would give that much information and tips! :) During the trip, she would show you places only locals know. It was quite refreshing to be free of the crowds (and it COULD get crazy around those spots), and just appreciate the place. She also takes great photos! :) It was like travelling with family, except that that family knows more about the place than you do ;) I would highly recommend Tomoe-san!

TOMOE:

Dear アンジェラ Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review. I really thank you so much for finding my page on TripleLights and sending me a mail. Thanks to your mail of inquiry, I was able to meet such a nice family. I enjoyed the night in Osaka, the day in Nara and Fushimi, and the another day in Arashiyama with your family. When I saw your family off at Kyoto Station (when I saw your family on the train for Osaka, from the platform) on the last day, I felt as if I had seen my own family off. I do hope that I can see you and your family again!!! Thank you for such a wonderful encounter. TOMOE

Irene Irene Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kyoto & nara one day tour ”

Although it was a last minute booking (two days prior to the actual tour day), Tomoe was able to come up with the itinerary that cater to our needs. She was very accommodating to our requests, and always initiate to do the translation for us when we’re interacting with the locals. Will definitely book her for our next trip.

TOMOE:

Dear Irene, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I enjoyed the day with you, too, even though it was a cold day. I hope that you and your daughter didn't catch a cold and enjoyed the time with deer in Nara Park and monkeys in Arashiyama. I wanted to talk with your daughter, who is shy, more... I hope that you and your daughter will come to Kyoto and I can see you again. TOMOE

Susan Susan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ If you want to see Kyoto, have Tomoe guide you! ”

First of all, Tomoe was punctual and knew her way around Kyoto without hesitation. Her route was carefully planned which allowed us to see everything we had hoped to in such a short time (1 day). She was able to articulate the history of the sites that we visited and also shed cultural perspective. When we parted, we felt as though we had made a good friend! Thank you, Tomoe!

TOMOE:

Dear Susan and Richard, Thank you so much for sending such a warmhearted review!!! Thanks to you, I had a really wonderful day in Kyoto. I'm very glad that you found my page, sent me a message, and chose me as your guide. It was such a warm and nice day even though it was a day in February, and you made it happen. Also, both of you are really cheerful and always made me positive. I told how nice couple you are to my husband at night...I do hope that I can see you again. Thank you very much again, Susan and Richard. TOMOE

Jenny Jenny Indonesia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kyoto Day Trip ”

Tomoe was a great guiding us during our one day trip in Kyoto. Tomoe was very responsive in response my emails question her about Kyoto. She replied my email within hours or even minutes. Suggestions and changing itinerary with Tomoe is very easy and smooth. She also helped us make reservation for bus to Takayama since we cannot make reservation online and gave suggestions about what to do and what to eat in Takayama. Hope we have a chance to meet her again.

TOMOE:

Dear Jenny and family, Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review!! I was really happy to see you and all of your family, and felt sorry because there were so many people wherever we went. New Year's holiday is special for us, Japanese, and especially, we visit shrines for praying during the holiday. I do hope that you will visit Kyoto again and would like you to choose me as your guide again. How about wearing kimono in Kyoto next time? I hope that you had a wonderful time in Takayama and Shirakawago. Please say hello to all of your family. I miss you... Thank you for such a wonderful day for me. TOMOE

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