Kyoto guided tour and Photo shoot experience


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Activity Level



Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

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.


Itinerary Suggestion

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

take train
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

take taxi
Japanese traditional sweet making class (Requires reservation in advance. Costs around 2300 yen per person)

take taxi
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

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: -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

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.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -Admission fee
- Food and drinks, and other travel costs
- Your own travel insurance
-Rental Kimono fee: around 8000 yen per person (optional)
- Cultural experience fee is as following (All experiences need a reservation in advance and they are available in the case if we have enough time):
・Tea ceremony: 2500 yen per person (optional)


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

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Tzeyi Koay

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