Your day in Kyoto - 8-hour Private Custom Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


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.

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

From December through February, starting time may be negotiable. Please contact me for the details.

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 hour


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.

What’s Included

Other: - 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

Other: 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

Takaakia is exceptionally knowledgeable and incredibly accommodating. Seeing the sites with him, especially the out of the way, less crowded, smaller temples was 1000 times better than exploring alone. 5 is not enough enough stars. If you're going to Kyoto, make him a part of trip. He's a 10!
James L (Jim) Keffer

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