Your day in Kyoto - 6-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

Great for visitors who have just arrived in the city, and you can spend some time with a local guide and get oriented in the city. While you want to go to the must-see sights, you wouldn't want to miss hidden gems. Yet time is limited. This tour will resolve your dilemma, and provide your the best possible combination of the two kinds.

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.


Sample itineraries:

Fushimi-Inari Shrine (Thousands of red gates)
Sekihoji Temple (Cute Buddhist statues)
Toji Temple (5 story pagoda)

Tofukuji Temple (Seren Zen garden)
Fushimi-Inari SHrine (Thounds of red gates)
Fushimi Sake brewery and local shopping arcade

Manpuku ji Zen Temple (Zen meditatin)
Uji Byodoin and green tea shops
Gekkeikan sake brewery

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Recommended: In front of the Kyoto tourist information center at JR Kyoto station: It's on the 1st floor, not ground level , near the JR west ticket gate of the regular JR trains (NOT the ticket gate for Shinkansen)

End location: At the final destination (near Kyoto Station) or Kyoto Station.

Duration: 6 hours


Part of this tour takes place on foot.

What’s Included

- The value of a private tour
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Local insights by an insider of Kyoto
- My transportation costs/entry fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY - Entry fee 900 yen
Lunch 1,000 yen
Public transportation 1000 yen

What’s Extra

Your expenses
-Entry fees
-Train/subway/bus/taxi fare
-Activities such as tea ceremony

My expense:


I am unable to provide driving tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Takaaki is an excellent guide. He listened to what we would like to get out of our limited time in Kyoto. He helped us to book our bullet train tickets for the following day and gave us valuable advice on possible sights to see the following morning before we left for Tokyo He is very knowledgeable (being a local) and I would highly recommend his company to guide you around his home town.
Scott Geddes

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