must-see places for the first visitors! with a private guide
Kyoto has so many attractive places to see as the 1000-year-capital. This course includes 3 World Heritage sites and other places which show the very charms of Kyoto.
Kinkakuji Temple - You will see a breathtaking view of the golden pavilion and the garden.
Nijo Castle - You can see the gorgeous residence of Shogun ( the top ruler of Samurai warriors) and learn about the Shogun ans Samurai's life.
Kiyomizu Temple - a very old temple the foundation of which dates back to 8th c. . You will be amazed at the magnificent view of its compound. Around Kiyomizu is one of the most popular areas with many souvenir shops of Kyoto specialties. After enjoying walking through very Kyoto-like alleys, you reach a famous Geisha district, Gion.
I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.
By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour.
The starting time, the places to visit and activities are flexible according to your request.
We will meet in the morning and visit Kinkakuji-temple and Nijo Castle. After lunch, we will visit (Heian-shrine, if the time permitting) Kiyomizu-temple. After Kiyomizu, we will walk through Sannenzaka, Ishibekoji(stone wall alley), and reach Gion, the most famous Geish district in the evening.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, Kyoto station or another convenient place in Kyoto.
End location: In Gion district, central part of Kyoto, or at your hotel in Kyoto.
Duration: 8 hours
During this tour we will walk and take public transportation or Taxis
My services as a professional local guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Japanese Yen - 5000JPY/person for your travel cost by public transportaion, admission fees, food and drinks.
If you take a taxi to go to a place to another, it will cost about 600yen ~ 3500yen ( 4 people in a taxi) each time, and it is on you.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals. Lunch for the guide.
Admission fees and public transportation or taxi fees.
I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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I would highly recommend Tours by Locals. Tomoko was an excellent guide and we had a very informative and enjoyable day with her. Thank you! Bridget