4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. I do not have any baby stroller .

Friendly: Yes.
There are some difficulties for visiting some temples because the walkway is unmetalled .
There are many gravelly walkway path .
There are some stairs walk way .
When If it is happen then I will arrange some detour .

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

An easy way to understand the history, culture, religion and others things of this beautiful city

To get an easy understanding of Kyoto, history, culture, religion and many other aspects.
From your starting point in Kyoto to everywhere in the city. You can choose between 4 proposed itineraries. Please, check the section 'Itinerary' to choose the one you prefer.

This tour might be customized in the itinerary upon your request but the duration is 4 hours.


Itinerary 1 : West Side Kyoto.
Arashi-Yama area, Bamboo forest, Ryou-an-Ji temple and Golden Pavilion.

Itinerary 2 = Central Area Kyoto.
Nishi-Hogan-ji temple, Ni-Jyo-Castel Villa, Nishiki-Market and Gion.

Itinerary 3 = East Side Kyoto.
Nan-Zen-Ji temple, Philosopher path and Silver Pavilion (Gin-kaku-ji temple).

Itinerary 4 = South East Side Kyoto.
Fushimi-Inari Shrine, San-Jyu-San Genndou temple, and Kiyomizu-Dera temple.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

This tour starts from 08:00am-01:00pm to 12:00am-05:00pm where it is your hotel or your pointed place .


We will use public transport and some walking.
(Taxi, Bus, Subway, Train, and others).

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8000 JPY - Admission Fee = 500 Jpy for each person.
Taxi fee = 4000 Jpy . We use a taxi twice.
Tram fee = 220 Jpy for each person.
Bus fee = 600 Jpy for one day free ticket. 230 Jpy for one ride.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks



A Recent Review of this tour

Tadashi was very good. I told him what we wanted to do and he staged it out perfectly ending up at the Golden temple at the perfect time of day to get the best light. He knows his history; he taught us a lot about the culture of the people in Kyoto, the ties between shintoism and the various temples, and he has a good sense of humor. We enjoyed his company and he did a great job marshaling the family around and took us on paths that were beautiful and only a local would know about. Highly recommended.
Matthew Kuhns

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