The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

206542


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must enjoy walking short distances including going up and down stairs. You must be able to get in and out of a taxi, train, tram or public bus.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Perfect for people who are visiting Kyoto for the first time with a private guide


Kyoto has more than 1000 years of history, and this tour is a great way to explore and discover charms of the city.

Enjoy a panoramic tour seeing Yasaka Pagoda, Kiyomizu Temple, Jishu Shrine (the cupid of Japan). Walking down Sannen-zaka, you will feel the old-days Kyoto surrounded by many traditional buildings. At Ginkaku-ji, known as the "Silver Pavilion", enjoy the authentic Japanese gardens. When you stroll around Geisha town of Gion, if you are lucky, you may happen to see geisha walking down the cobbled streets.

On the second day, we will visit the Golden Pavilion, one of the jewels in Kyoto, Ryoan-ji Temple, Arashiyama which has been one of Kyoto's most distinctive sightseeing destinations since 8th century. After enjoying the beautiful garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, let's go through a bamboo forest which affords an picturesque view of green poles covering an area of 16 square kilometers.

This is a 2-day tour which allows a fully guided tour around Kyoto showing you all the must-see sites in Kyoto.

Itinerary

(Day-1)

Your hotel in Kyoto or Kyoto station

Kiyomizu temple

Jishu Shrine in the grounds of Kiyomizu Temple
Sannen-zaka slope

Yasaka Pagoda

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Gion area

(Day-2)

Your hotel

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Ryoan-ji Temple

Lunch in Arashiyama

Tenryuji temple

Bamboo forest

Togetsukyo area

By combining public transport and taxi, we can add one more place for each day. (Fushimi Inari shrine, Nijo castle, etc. )

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2-day tour. The tour duration for each day is 8 hours. It might be affected by the weather or the traffic.

Transportation

We will take a public bus and also do some walking. A 1-day bus ticket is 600JPY/person.

It is sometimes advisable to take a taxi in order to save time. A taxi can take 4people at maximum. It costs about 800JPY~3,500JPY to go from one place to another.

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private guide. It also includes my transportation, my entrance fees and lunch (casual lunch only) for myself

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8000 JPY - (Day-1: about 3,000 yen/person)
@600yen- one day bus ticket

@900 yen: Admission fees (Kiyomizu Temple @400 yen, Ginkaku-ji Temple @500 yen per person)

@about 1500 yen: Lunch

(Day-2: about 4,200 yen/person)

@About 1000 yen: transportation fee (when using public transportation only)

@1,700 yen: Admission (Kinkaku-ji: 400 yen, Ryoan-ji: 500 yen Tenryu-ji: 800 yen)

@About 1500 yen: Lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Your admission fee
Your travel costs
Lunch for yourself

Restrictions

I do not have a commercial driver's license, so I cannot drive during tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent a wonderful two days with Meiko exploring beautiful Kyoto. Her knowledge of the city is excellent. She knows exactly what buses, trams and trains to take around the city. No wasted time meant that we saw an amazing amount in two days. Meiko took us to great places for lunch that we would never have found by ourselves. She adjusted the itinerary to include sites that we wanted to visit and provided detailed and fascinating information. It was a pleasure to spend time with Meiko. Highly recommended
Jill W.

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    710 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    206542


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

    Friendly: No.
    You must enjoy walking short distances including going up and down stairs. You must be able to get in and out of a taxi, train, tram or public bus.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

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