The tour of Hidden Kyoto


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
basically temple as some stairs

Maximum travelers: 8



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Off the beaten track

This tour visits a little away from the city
Not tourists spots

Please choose one itinerary out of the three planned places

Northern part
Ohara area ---- Sanzen-in temple, HOsen-in temple, Jakko-in temple ( or Rengeji temple )

South and East area --- Ikkyuji temple, Daigoji temple-- Zuishin-in temple and Bishamon-do temple

Arashiyama area--- Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, GIoji temple Otagi nenbutsu dera temple walking in the preservation area.


Plan 1
Ohara area
Sanzen-in temple-- Hosen-in temple-- Jakko-in temple

Plan 2
South area
Ikkyuji temple, Daigoji temple, ZUishinin temple and Bishamon -do

Plan 3
Arashiyama area
Bamboo forest-- Okochi Sanso-- lunch --Otagi Nenbutsudera temple-- GIoji temple
In high season, depending on traffic situation, we change the order of the itinerary

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Kyoto or Kyoto station

End location: At Arashiyama Randen station
Hankyu Arashiyama station
JR Arashiyama station
or your hotel in Kyoto
( in this case, transportation cost is reequired )

Duration: 8 hours


Basically we use public transportation such as city bus, subways, private train lines or JR lines.

What’s Included

Other: my service as your guide,
transportation and admission fees of mine

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY/person - I will make a quotation when the tour plan is fixed. Howver, approximately, 5000 yen per person including lunch if it is not fancy

What’s Extra

Other: Your admission fees and transportation cost
personal spending such as lunch, snacks, souvenir and so on

You are required to purchase your own travel insurance prior to the tour"


I do not have a commercial driver's license. I cannot drive during the tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tomoko was WONDERFUL! She is very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Her itinerary was well planned and organized, and Tomoko was able to both guide us as well as be flexible / respond to our interests and needs. We had a full day tour of Kyoto our second day in Japan, and it was the perfect introduction to this beautiful country and it's traditions. We traveled by bus which gave us the confidence to continue to navigate public transportation on our own. Even our teenagers loved the full day tour!
Lynne List

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