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

Other: - 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

Other: Here's your responsibility on the day
Your entry fees
Your train/subway/bus/taxi fare
Your Lunch
Your activities such as tea ceremony
My lunch


I am unable to provide driving tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our six-hour tour with Takaaki was wonderful. He met us at our hotel and together we planned our day, focusing on three major sites. Thanks to his knowledge of the city, he easily navigated us around using bus, taxi and subway. We were very pleased with his commentary on the various aspects of each site - he certainly knew his "stuff" and was able to answer all our questions. As seniors, we appreciated his concern for our well being with regard to walking. We would not hesitate to recommend him.
Kathleen Thomas

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