Your day in Kyoto - 8-hour Private Custom Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Set-itineraries or tailor-made

On this tour, I will take you to the must-see sites that are probably on your radar. With your limited time that allows you to spend here in Kyoto, I'm certain that having me , the City of Kyoto official tour guide, will make the most of your time and you will find out local insights that you would've missed out on otherwise.

It is always an option for you to alter or extend the itineraries to incorporate the place you wish to go.
I, myself, may suggest modifications to take seasonal factors into consideration such as cherry blossoms/autumn colours/festivals.

I have several suggested itineraries below, or we can customize to your wishes.

The standard group size is up to 4 people.
Please contact me for a larger group.

Driving tour requires taxi driver credentials in Japan,
I could always arrange a car and a driver separately, which will cost 40, 000 (forty thousand yen) for 6 hours, 50, 000 yen for 8 hours in case of a group of 3. Please note the group size will affect the price.


Here are some sample itineraries for this 8-hour tour:

Route A
-Sanjusangen-Do temple
-Kiyomizu Temple

Route B
-Nijo Castle
-Ryoanji Temple
-Arashiyama(the bamboo forest and Nonomiya-Shrine)

Route C
-Nijo Castle
-Kinkakuji Temple ( the golden pavilion)
-Daitokuji Temple (Zen garden)

-Imperial Palace

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Agreed place in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, Kyoto Station or any other convenient place for the first destination.

End location: Agreed place in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, the final destination or any other convince place for you.

Duration: 8 hours


Part of this tour takes place on foot.

If you are a group of 2 or 3, taxi will be recommended for some parts as it's cheaper.

What’s Included

- The value of private tours
- Local insights by an insider of Kyoto
- Tailor-maid itinerary
- My own transportation and entry fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 JPY - -Average entry fee : 400 yen per person
-Public transportation : 140-260 yen per time per person
-Lunch: Up to you

What’s Extra

Your expenses:
-Entry fees
-train/subway/bus/taxi fare
-activities such as tea ceremony
My lunch


I am unable to provide driving tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an amazing day with Takaaki ("Taka"). We chose to do an 8 hour tour with Taka and he came to our hotel lobby at 9:30AM with an excellent plan (which included lunch). I highly recommend working with Taka during a vist to Kyoto he was informative, entertaining, and easy to work with.
Omar Abdel-Wahab

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