Your day in Kyoto - 8-hour Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Set-itineraries or crafted just for you

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.


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
- Personal itinerary consultation service and tailor-maid tour
- 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

Takaaki is a wonderful guide! We're so glad we selected Takaaki for our 8-hr tour because he was personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Prior to our tour, we exchanged emails in order to finalize an itinerary of the well- known AND lesser-known areas of Kyoto. Takaaki not only delivered on a great tour - he even brought props (map to show us our route, folder filled with supplemental pictures, notes and a storybook). Takaaki earnestly cared that we had a great time. We highly recommend Takaaki!
Jenny H.

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