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Highlights

  •   Kyoto Station
  •   Fushimi Inari Shrine
  •   Toji Temple
  •   Nishi(West) Honganji Temple
  •   Higashii(East) Honganji Temple
  •   Shosei-en Garden
  •   Kyoto Tower

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
8h
When?

People

267.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.45 USD
extra hour. 8.90 USD

What to Expect

Please watch a video. From the first 30 seconds to 60 seconds you see the view from the top of Kytoto Station, and for 2 minutes from 3 minutes 40 seconds you can enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves at Shosei-en Garden, and for the last one minute you can see the view from the observatory of Kyoto Tower.

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
I would like to introduce you the area around Kyoto Station.
I can show you Fushimi inari Shrine, Toji Temple, two Honganji Temples, and Shosei-en Garden.

Fushimi Inari Shrine founded in the early 8th century is very popular shrine. On the average, as many as 2.7 million people pay their first visit to this shrine during the first three days of January every year. You can pass through Senbontorii or one thousand shrine gates.

Just a little before arriving Kyoto Station from Osaka using JR (Japan railways), you can see a tall five-stoty pagoda on the right side. It is about 55 meters high at Toji Temple, the tallest five-story pagoda in Japan. In 823 the priest Kukai came to Toji and made it a temple of the Shingon esoteric Buddhist teachings.

The two Honganji Temples, Nishi(West) and Higashi(East), are temples that should not be missed.
Nishi Honganji's Chinese-style Kara-mon gate is a relic of Fushimi Castle. You can stare at decorative engravings of Kara-mon.
Higashi Honganji's grounds has the Miei-do, which is said to be one of the largest wooden structures in the world.

In fact Honganji Temple has been divided into two temples for a certain reason. It is related to Osaka Castle. Do you know why ?

The elegant Shosei-en Garden is located at a short distance of the Higashi Honganji Temple. You can enjoy cherry bosoom viewing in spring and changing colors of autumn leaves in fall.

Lastly you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic view of Kyoto city from the observatory of Kyoto Tower.

There are a lot of scenic places around Kyoto Station. Why don't you join a walking tour around Kyoto Station with me ?


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.45 USD
extra hour. 8.90 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use trains. Transportation fee of this tour is within 500 yen per person. My transportation fee to Kyoto station is 1,680 yen. Entrance fee is 2,100 yen per person.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Gina
14 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Amazing tour in Kyoto and Kobe ”

We had a wonderful tour in Kyoto and Kobe with Hideo. He brought us to the temples and historical places. My family learned so much from him. Hideo is very energetic and patient. I will definitely recommend Hideo to my friends.

Hideo:
Hi Gina Thank you for joining my tour of Kyoto and Kobe. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan. I hope to see you again. Thank you!! Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

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Vijay
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great trip to an iconic place with a great person! ”

We found Hideo-san as a very organised, patient and wonderful human being. We're travelling with an infant and a 3yr old and to have someone like Hideo as tour guide helps you have a peace of mind during the entire trip. From the time we booked him through TripleLights, he was constantly in touch in finalising the trip itinerary and assisting with our tour requirements. He organised a private car for our day-trip in Hiroshima and Miyajima. Reasonable price and a big car! He got in touch a week before and assisted with JR train details (for our travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima to Kyoto) for our seat reservations. He didnt have to but it was very helpful. Picked us at the Hiroshima station and had a clear itinerary of our day-trip. Never rushing and was very soft spoken (even as we're behind the schedule at times!). Took a lot of photos for us with a sincere smile. Very knowledgable guide, he is, who seems to do a lot of preparatory work about the places of interest and for the needs of his clients. Took us to a fine dining family restaurant in Hiroshima that had a great ambience and food. On our return to Hiroshima train station in car, he took efforts to find places for Kimono rentals in his mobile phone and plotted everything in a local map (Kyoto) to make things easier for us. Delighting customer service! He considerateness and care didn't stop there - he got down at Shin-Kobe station to assist us with transfer of train to Kyoto (even though he could have travelled straight to Osaka). It was a heartening surprise for us! Our day trip to Hiroshima was more than a experience to the places of interest because of our time with Hideo-San. We will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great guide!

Hideo:
Dear Vijay Thank you for joining my tour of Hiroshima. I'm truly glad that you gave me one of the best reviews that I've ever received, It was challenging and your review inspired me to do my best as a tour guide. I make a wish for your children's healthy growth. Thank you. Best, regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Dawn
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Nagoya cruise day. ”

He did a great job of getting us around quickly via the trains to our sights we wanted to see. He was very quiet but very efficient. There was a lot of walking, but we did ok. He took us to an extra site we didn't even know about , the bulletin train museum. It was great. !!!

Hideo:
Dear Dawn I'm very glad to receive your review. Thank you for joining my tour of Nagoya. I could show you SCMAGLEV and RAILWAY PARK, where Maglev (magnetically levitated) train was exhibited. The train will be running at the maximum speed of 500km per hour in 2027. I'm sure you enjoy the cruise tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Peter
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Hideo Toshida ”

We engaged Hideo to travel with us for 9 days to Hiroshima, Matsue, Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa and Toyama and nearby, satellite areas. Hideo's preplanning and travel scheduling was highly professional. He was attentive and accommodating to all our requests, making the experiences special. His knowledge of all things Japan was excellent, answering all our questions thoughtfully. We left the whole itinerary planning to Hideo and we were most happy with the total outcome. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the mountains along the snow covered Alpine Way at the end of our visit. Many thanks Hideo and best wishes Peter & Ann Jarman

Hideo:
Dear Peter I'm very glad to receive your review. I greatly enjoyed the 9-day tour with you, too. I hope you've just finished arranging the album of photos and videos you took in Japan with the map I gave you. I hope to see you again. Great Thanks. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Grace
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ We enjoyed ourselves - Beautiful Place and Great Guide ”

We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Hideo:
Hi Grace I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining mty tour. We could enjoy cherry blossom viewing in Nara Yishino, one of the three major cherry blossom sights in Japan. We saw the "Goma (holy fire) ritual" held by women Buddhist monks. After returning to Osaka, we had Osaka local food, Okonomiyaki for dinner. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan. I hope you come back to Japan again, Thank you Best regards HIDEo YOSHIa

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