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Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Samurai Roads

by Masaki
(39) Reviews
8h $ 239 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji Tempe 金閣寺
  • Gion

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239.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 239.20
Extra person.
$ 9.20

Overview

This is the tour to learn Japanese culture, history, and spiritualism.
You walk the western part of Kyoto, world heritage sites related to samurai.
It is well known that Kyoto was the capital of Japan for 1000 years.
But little is known about Kyoto, which was the birthplace of samurai.
Samurai cultures prospered here for 700 years.
The way of samurai has influenced on current Japan.

What to Expect

In this tour you visit three or four world heritage sites.
All are related to samurai cultures.
Of course, samurai don't exist in Japan, but their culture has still survived and has lived in Japanese daily lives.
You go around samurai's roads with a historical expert guide.

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Masaki Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest
  • Ryoanji Temple
  • Kinkakuji Tempe 金閣寺
  • Gion

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, and Takayama areas if you pay my transportation fee.

This tour starts at the tourist information center of Kyoto Station.
You may choose your favorite destinations or make your custom tour in Kyoto.
Traveling costs : 450 yen (train), 600 yen (one day pass)
Admission fees : 500 yen (Ryoanji temple) 500 yen (Tenryuji temple) 400 yen (Kinkakuji temple) or 500 yen (Ginkakuji temple)




What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
entrance fees (you, usually 500 - 600 yen), transportation fees during tour (you and guide, about 500 - 1000 yen), guide travel fee (2000 yen), lunch (you)  
Depart From
Kyoto
Meeting Point
JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point
JR Kyoto Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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 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.

Reviews ( 39 )

Excellent
19 hours ago |   by Madelena

“ Excellent knowledge about Kyoto history and a perfect explainer ”

We had the most wonderful day in Kyoto with Masaki. He was extremely prompt and efficient in his response upon initial contact. I let him know what my husband and I wanted to see, and within hours, I had a spreadsheet detailing every step of our trip, including how we would be traveling, duration for each part (whether it be walking,taxi, along with any expenses we may incur. It was an extremely well-thought out itinerary and route. Masaki came to the train promptly at 10 AM and was with us every step of the way. At each place we visited, he provided insight that we necessarily would not get from a board or audio guide and even had a full dossier of facts and illustrations that were relevant to places we visited. He even threw in a few smaller sites that he really was enthusiastic about showing us and was very forthcoming about taking our picture wherever we were. We even changed our itinerary a little towards the end and he was extremely accommodating. Masaki is so pleasant and kept us smiling all day. Could not recommend him enough. Thank you so much! out to be very rewarding. On top of the very informative tour, Masaki provided all the information required to easily travel to the meet up point. Taking time at the end of the day to ensure we were catching the correct train home. The pictures are also a nice souvenir. Thanks for a great time Masaki. Hope to see you again when we return to Japan!l „Breath in breath out“ now is a common phrase and we hope it will last for a long time as a souvenir from Masaki and Kyoto

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by LESTER

“ Masaki is Excellent ”

We a ( Mature Couple) had two days with Masaki,One Day in Osaka on a tour suggested by Masaki including the Castle, Hosan-ji Templea and a traditional Tea ceremony. the second day was a tour to Nara (Masaki's home Town) which involved visits ToIkoma-Gun. Huryuji Tempe,Todai-ji Templ , Ganjo-Ji Shrine . Masaki is an Excellent guide , He does not waste any time, He found great value local Resturants for lunch each Day and a Saki Bar for our Farewell drink! Masaki has very god English Language skills and his local Knowledge is superb. I have given him five Stars and cannot reccomend him highly enough. Lester UK

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Christine

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Masaki was a pleasure to spend our first tour in Kyoto with. So full of history, and interesting information. We enjoyed our time together very much. He even emailed us pictures of our day together. Thank you for making our time in Kyoto so special.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Celestine

“ OSAKA, KYOTO, NARA GIUON ”

As soon as I booked my tour with him, he was very warm,he made suggestions as to how we can make the most of our very limited time in Osaka. He communicated very well in English, he was willing to accommodate my requests and made sure that everybody was comfortable during our trip. He came up with different itineraries for me and my family. I trusted him to show Japan and he delivered over and beyond my expectations. He was very polite, genuine, very hardworking, and knowledgeable about the different shrines and temples. The best part about our tour was that he was willing to take our pictures,he cut the unnecessary lines and took us to the important areas. He was like a grandfather to my children. He communicated with me and my family even after we have been back home. We found a good friend and kindred spirit in him. We know we have gained a friend in him. He went over and beyond his time to show us Osaka and he had a good time with us. We had a memorable experience with Masaki. I would highly recommend him to other tourists who wants to experience the culture of Japan. We ate the traditional Japanese foods. Thank you Masaki for spending a day of your life with us. We appreciate you and all your hard work.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Erik

“ An inspiring guide ”

He showed us many important sites and told us a lot of interesting things about the history of the monuments and temples. He bought two Amazing Osaka passes for us which was very useful. He knew very good places for eating Kobe beef and other local specialties.

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