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

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

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 changed her itinerary last minute for me as I didn't want to go to the crowded places being it the Golden Week. We rode the bus and it was great for me. Saw Ohara and the gardens. We had a lovely lunch. She even was so knowledgeable about things like where to eat and what to do. I loved my day with her. All done in a very Japanese calm manner. I recommend her absolutely,
Fatti Vuarnier Blake

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