Enjoy private photo shoot and guided tour in Kyoto
I will offer you a full day guided tour of Kyoto with private photo shoot experience by using my DSLR camera.
-Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
One of the best places to take beautiful portrait photography with backdrops of many red "torii" gates.
Also we can go off the beaten path for bamboo forest.
-Gion Geisha town
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.
※In the case if you are interested in experience wearing a kimono, you can rent it at the rental kimono shop located nearby Yasaka shrine.
※Please note that separate necessary expense is required for rental kimono.
-Zen temple and rock 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.
Here and Gion is one of the recommended places to take portrait photography with the feeling out of old Japan.
Meet at your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto station
※Please note that the meeting and ending place of my tour is Kyoto city.
take JR train
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine famous for red gates
Gion Geisha town
Visit rental kimono shop for kimono wearing experience (if you'd like it)
Kenninji Zen temple
take taxi or walk
Lunch at Pontocho
Japanese traditional sweet making class (Requires reservation in advance. Costs around 2300 yen per person)
Yasaka pagoda and its nearby area
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Train and taxi
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6000 yen - Lunch: from 2500 yen to 3000 yen per person (In the case of my recommendable local restaurant)
Transportation fee: around 1500 yen per person. (In the cae if we use one day pass for bus and subway)
※If you prefer to use taxi, you can take it according with the access to destinations and weather. Please note that some taxis don't accept credit card.
In the case if you'd like to rent kimono,
it costs around 8000 yen per person.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation during the tour.
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Koichi took such beautiful photos! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. He took us to the hidden parts of Kyoto that not many tourists venture to. He was very cheerful and we loved listening to him talk about the history behind all the places we visited and his own experiences growing up in the Kyoto countryside. We will definitely be recommending him to friends and family who visit Kyoto.