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Wandering Kyoto Higashiyama


Kyoto
6 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Starting from Ginkakuji, we walk along Tetsugakunomichi (philosopher's path) to Gion district. You will find Japanese beauty in the old Ginkakuji, Zen temple and garden in Nanzenji, Red light district, Gion.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroyuki.

  • Ginkakuji: beggining of Japanese beauty
  • Nanzenji: Zen garden, Suirokaku: an aqueduct of the Lake Biwa Canal passes the front gate of the temple
  • Gion: walk through old typical red-light district Gion street

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What to Expect

You can experience and feel the beginning and the old edo-period style of Japanese beauty. We can also see that great care was taken to conserve the landscape in building the construction for industrialization.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide): around 1000 yen, lunch: typically from 1500 yen to 2500 yen, , entrance fee: 500 yen (Ginkakuji), 500 yen (Hojoteien)

Important

Guiding in Tokyo area and surrounding places is possible. Please contact me if you want to have guide in such area without attention to my calendar. The available days for guiding depend on the location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 6 )
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Nola Nola Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ highly recommend ”

Had a very good day with Hiroyuki. We really enjoyed our day. He was very caring and considerate considering our age. He was also knowledgeable about Osaka. We would highly recommend Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki:

We had an enjoyable time during the tour. I could get the thoughts on the visited spots in this tour and also in the experienced tours all over the world from everyone. Thanks for joining my tour and sharing experience.

Tram Tram United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great Sightseeing Experience in Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe ”

Hiro provided our group with a wonderful sightseeing experience in Japan. We had opportunities to experience Japanese culture by visiting areas of historical importance, learning more about Japanese customs, and tasting a variety of delicious Japanese cuisine. Hiro was friendly and very accommodating and flexible with our schedule during the trip. Even though parts of our schedule changed during the trip to cater to the group's needs, the tour was seamless. We would consider re-booking with Hiro if we are visiting the area again.

Hiroyuki:

It made me happy that you all had full of curiosity, enjoyed variety of Japanese foods and sight-seeing spots. I will be glad to guide you next time.

Vinotha Vinotha Malaysia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Osaka half day tour ”

Hiroyuki san is a good tour guide. He's very friendly and knows abt places and food very well. He accommodated the tour according to the needs of my 3 young children. He was punctual and has good time management to ensure our itenary is fulfilled. Thank you Hiro-san.

Steve Steve Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ City tours: Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka ”

We had 5 days of very inclusive tours in three different cities. We were fortunate to see many examples of Japan's history and culture. Hiroyuki was a very passionate guide and I think enjoyed sharing his knowledge to our group.

Hiroyuki:

I had a lot of great experience with you. I was glad that you enjoyed some Japanese foods and loved Kiyosumi garden. Hearing your impressions and seeing the pictures of your home town, I thought I want to show you the other sightseeing spots rich in natural beauty such as Hakone.

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day tour of Kyoto ”

Amazing breadth of knowledge and very flexible and accomodating. Went with my 70 yo mother. Could not recommend Hero enough. Showed me how to buy bus tickets, local language, customs etc

Hiroyuki:

Thank you for having enjoyable time exchanging information and thoughts. About geometry of Higashiyama, canal, how to eat long Udon, words for communication with shop clerk and people in the town, etc.

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