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Kyoto-Kinkakuji, Tenryuji, Ninnaji, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest


Osaka
1 Day
up to 10 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

In Kyoto, there are a lot of cultural properties. Of them, seventeen temples and shrines are included in World Heritage as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Kyoto”. In this tour, we will visit three of them in one day from Osaka to feel the profundity and splendor of Kyoto.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with HIROYUKI.

  • 08:30 AM

    Hotel pick up

  • 10:00 AM

    Arashiyama, Togetsu Bridge and Bamboo Forest

    Arashiyama is very well known for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Located in the west of Kyoto City, it has been a typical tourist destination in Kyoto for more than 1200 years. The Togetsu Bridge and the Bamboo Forest are the symbols of Arashiyama.

  • 11:00 AM

    Tenryuji temple

    Tenryu-ji Temple which was established in 1339 to console the spirits of the expelled Emperor and those who had died in the Civil War is the headquarters of the Zen Buddhist Rinzai Tenryu school. Here, let's talk about Zen while gazing at the garden which expresses the Gokuraku Pure Land.

  • 12:00 PM

    lunch

  • 14:00 PM

    Ninna-ji Temple

    Ninana-ji Temple, built in 888, is a temple closely related to the imperial family, and there are many 17th-century buildings in the precincts, including the national treasure, the Golden Hall.

  • 15:30 PM

    Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion

    Kinkakuji Temple, which was built in 1397, is also called the Golden Pavilion because it used to be a noble villa. Japan at the time when Kinkakuji Temple was built was rich both in national power and culture due to the trade with Ming. The symbol of it is the gorgeous structure of Kinkakuji, which is filled with gold foil.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point TBD (at your hotel)
Ending Point TBD (at your hotel)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Insurance
Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch (you and guide),
Transportation fare approx JPY 2,000 per person
Entrance fees approx JPY 1,400 per person,
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Important

As this is a TRAIN and WALKING tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours are NOT covered by insurance.
Transportation fare, entrance fees and lunch for guests and guide are NOT included. Ask for details.
Direct payment will be occurred in CASH on the spot on the day of the tour.

I used to work for a prefectural government as a director of Cultural Heritage Management Department. I have a lot of knowledge on cultural properties and the World Heritage sites in Japan. I will give an intellectual guidance to you based on my knowledge and experience.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 4 )
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Joanne Joanne United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Cultural enlightenment ”

Our group of 3 had a fascinating day with Hiroyuki walking the shrines,temples and waterfall of Nachi. The relationship of Buddhism and Shintoism became much clearer to us. He was an expert in explaining the history and significance of the Kudo Kumano Pilgrimage. Additionally he picked a great restaurant for lunch and was very helpful in getting us settled at our hotel. I highly recommend him

HIROYUKI:

First of all, thank you very much for coming to Japan in this kind of situation. I sincerely hope that you had enjoyed not only Kumano but also other places in Japan. It was my pleasure to explain about Shintoism and Buddhism Unite Theory in Kumano. Even in Japan, many of us do not know whether we are Shintoists or Buddhists. And thank you very much for writing such a kind review in the middle of your tour. I appreciate it very much. Say hello to Chris-san and Thomas-san. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Hiroyuki

Daniel Nicholas Daniel Philippines ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ An Enriching Experience ”

I greatly enjoyed my trip to Koya-san with Hiroyuki-san. He is a fine and learned gentleman. He was happy to share his wisdom on esoteric Buddhism, it's concept of 'universe,' and the history of Koya-san, which added context and enhanced the experience. He was also happy to listen about the culture and practices of my country, making the experience mutually enriching. Koya-san is a mystical place. Hiroyuki-san made me appreciate its sacredness the moment we entered Daimon Gate, which is the starting point. Walking alongside Hiroyuki-san through its quiet streets, amidst light snowfall, visiting its snow-capped shrines and temples, and having warm tea and conversation with him, are memories I will treasure. As we left Koya-san and reentered the world below, I felt that I became a slig... read more

HIROYUKI:

Daniel-san, Thank you very much for everything during the tour. I am very glad that you liked Koyasan very much. I myself enjoyed the tour and conversations with you. I learned a lot about Philippines and Philippine culture from you. As I am interested in culture and food, I googled cultural heritages and food in Philippine after going home. I found that they are very attractive. Especially, historic city of Vigan and sweets such as buko pie, ensaimada and halo halo attract me a lot. Thank you very much for such a great review. Your review encourages me a lot. Please keep in touch, I look forward to seeing you again. Arigato, Matane!

Taylor Taylor United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ 1 Day Koyasan - Private Tour ”

Hiroyuki was the absolute best, we are so grateful and happy that we booked him as our tour guide during our stay in Koyasan. Having just one day, we wanted to make sure that we saw the most important sites. He gave us such a thorough and full-circle tour of Koyasan. Before spending the day with Hiroyuki, I did not know much about Buddhism. And if I hadn’t had my tour with Hiroyuki, I would just be wandering around the beautiful sites that Koyasan has to offer, all without the beautiful meaning behind it all. He gave context and history to everything we were seeing.. Hiroyuki’s English is amazing, to say the least.. he is also so knowledgeable with Buddhism and the history of Koyasan, even down to the dates! He was very timely and made sure that we spent the right amount of time at a... read more

HIROYUKI:

Taylor san, How are you two doing? Thank you very much for posting such a great review and everything during the tour. I also enjoyed a lot in Koyasan. Arigatou gozaimashita. By the way, I have a friend who works at Kumamoto government. If you are interested in finding your relatives in Kumamoto,let me know. There might be something I can do for you for free. Thank you very much once again, I look forward to seeing you again. Matane! Hiroyuki

Claudio Claudio United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Knowledgeable, conscientious, very nice gentleman! ”

He crafted an itinerary specific to our desires, kept us on time, was very knowledgeable due to his foreign relations background, simply an elegant, educated, and kind man. I would very highly recommend him, and I’m planning on engaging his services again when we go on a longer trip to Osaka and Kyoto.

HIROYUKI:

Claudio san, I was very lucky to have met such a nice couple like you as the first customer on TripleLights. And thank you very much for posting the great review and for everything during the tour. I showed you just a very small part of Osaka. There are a lot more to see in Osaka, Kyoto, Koyasan and Kumano. How about macha parfait in Kyoto next time? Please say hello to your family for me. Thank you very much once again. Looking forward to seeing you two again.

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