Kyoto Half day private tour


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Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Fushimi Inari and Zen garden, Gion

Kyoto is the heart of Japanese history and culture since it was the ancient capital of Japan from the late 8th century until the late 19th century.
I would like to introduce you the places that include the wide varieties of culture as following.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine famous for its thousands of red gates.
This shrine is one of the most popular shrines in Japan. Since the whole mountain is the object of worship, it is the perfect place to know and feel about Shintoism.

My favorite Zen garden
Among so many Zen gardens in Kyoto, I will show you my favorite one, Kenninji temple located in Gion. It has several kinds of Japanese gardens and tea house.

Gion district with feeling of a scene out of old Japan
Gion is one of the five flower districts in Kyoto. It is the best place to know about Geisha, the entertainer who keeps alive traditional culture.


- Fushimi Inari taisha Shrine famous for red gates
- take train
- My favourite Zen garden
- walk
- Gion district

In the case of afternoon half day tour, I can introduce you my favourite Izakaya located in Gion. It is closed on Sunday.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at your accommodation (hotel/ryokan) or the Central entrance of JR Kyoto station

End location: The tour will end at Gion.
In the case you don't know how to get back to your hotel, I will show you the direction.

Duration: 4 hours


train or city bus

What’s Included

-Professional guiding
-Photograph (I can take photos of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and then email them to you after the tour).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 yen - Most of the local restaurants don't accept credit card payment. In the case if you are interested in going my favourite Izakaya for dinner, its estimate payment is around 4000 yen per per person.

Transportation fee: around 1000 yen per person.

What’s Extra

-Admission fee
・500 yen for Kenninji temple
-Food and drinks, and other travel costs
-Your own travel insurance.


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation during the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Koichi was very friendly and helpful. He had a lot of local knowledge and he made the tour an enjoyable and informative experience.
Sam Enright

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