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Very Special 1day Kyoto Tour just for You

by TOMOE
(17) 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 ( 17 )
Ee lin Ee Singapore ( Friends )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Tomoe made our Kyoto trip even better! ”

My friend and I recently visited Kyoto. Engaging Tomoe’s service was the best decision we made for our trip! She tailored an itinerary which suited our needs and also gave us the historical, gastronomical and cultural overview while bringing us around. Tomoe brought us to some really good hidden restaurants for lunch where we enjoyed the best ramen and obanzai meal. To top it off, Tomoe has excellent photography skills and knows the best spots for photographs. Tomoe went above and beyond her role as a tour guide and did all this in a warm and friendly manner. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a reliable trustworthy tour guide.

TOMOE:

Dear Ee, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review! Meeting with such nice people like you makes me really happy and I really enjoyed the two days with you! I enjoyed talking with you so much! I thank you for booking me which gave me such a nice meeting. I hope that you will visit Kyoto again and I can see you in the near future. How about visiting Japanese sake breweries in Nada, Kobe and Suntory next time? I would like you to know the wonderful Onsen (hot spring resorts),too. I miss both of you...Thank you again. TOMOE

Charlotte Charlotte United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day, with a wonderful person! ”

We spent a fantastic day with Tomoe in Kyoto. She was responsive, professional and just a wonderful person to be around. She made sure we saw all the sights we requested plus she reserved a wonderful lunch as well! We highly recommend Tomoe as a guide! Please book with her-you will not regret it!!

TOMOE:

Dear Charlotte, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! From the moment I met both of you at Kyoto station for the first time, I was fascinated how nice couple you are! A day spent with you was a lot of fun for me. I do hope that you will visit Kyoto and see you again. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. Thank you so much for such a nice encounter! TOMOE

christina Christina United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A beautiful and memorable trip at Nara and Kyoto with TOMOE ”

I have to say TOMOE is a very nice and patient tour guide that I have ever seen. I went to Osaka by myself, didn't have any idea of how to take train in Japan. TOMOE was so kind to email me the detailed mapping direction of how to meet her up from my hotel. That was really helpful and after that, I found out taking train in Japan was a lot of fun and I got to see the beautiful views of Japan on the road. TOMOE took me to the most place where I wanted to visit was NARA DEER PARK. I was so grateful that I could have the chance to actually feed the deer that close to me. NARA DEER PARK is so beautiful plus the deer are the cutest creature ever. They bowed to me for the rice cookies and chased me around was so funny. TOMOE took me to Todaiji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple after deer park. She was... read more

TOMOE:

Dear Christina, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted and long review!! I'm really glad and happy to hear that you enjoyed the day in Nara and Kyoto. I also enjoyed visiting places with you and had a wonderful day. You are such a nice and warmhearted person, and deer in Nara Park may have noticed that. I do hope that I can see you again with your family in the near future. Thank you so much again for booking me! TOMOE

Victoria Victoria France ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Unforgettable experience with Tomoe in Kyoto ”

Two days spent with Tomoe in Kyoto and Nara are amazing from all points of view. Tomoe is a very professional guide ready to share with you a lot of information about her beautiful country and a very nice person ready to help you and advise to make your stay in Japan comfortable and unforgettable. We are happy to choose Tomoe as a guide and really appreciate her knowledge and competences. Tomoe will realize your dream and you will definitely fall in love with Japan! Victoria, David

TOMOE:

Dear Victoria and David, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review! Two days with you gave me such a wonderful time and experience to me. I'm so happy to be able to share the precious memory with you in Kyoto and Nara. You are such a nice couple and I was very glad to be your guide. I do hope that I can see you again. Thank you so much for such a nice meeting! TOMOE

Jessica Jessica United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto in 1 day ”

We only had one day in Kyoto and a long list of sights we wanted to see and Tomoe made it happen!! We were a group of 6, we went to the bamboo park, see the monkeys, golden pavilion, tea with a Maiko, conveyor belt sushi, Sake museum tour, orange gates to name a few of the highlights. Tomoe was the best guide, she is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and catered to us to make sure we were on schedule and having the best time. She took care of everything and we had the best time in Kyoto. We never felt rushed and she made sure we completed our itinerary. Thank you Tomoe ! You have the biggest heart and super friendly. You made us fall in love with Kyoto.

TOMOE:

Dear Jessica, Thank you sooooo! much for such a warmhearted and kind review. You are the best leader of the wonderful group consists of such nice 6 people! Thanks to you, the day with your group became the great day for me. Thank you very much for paying attention to many things during the day. Thanks to you, we made it happen to make the special tour which is like the tour to the moon, possible in a day....I really want to see you again. (Next time, how about trying the kimono in Kyoto???) Please say hello to your wonderful family. I miss all of you. Thank you again. TOMOE

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