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Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Visiting the most popular places of Kyoto

Kyoto is an old capital of Japan. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for more than 1, 000 years until 1868. Kyoto is actually the center of Japanese history and traditional culture. There are many scenic and historic sites including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto and its vicinity.
I'm a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Kyoto by car. You can make a tour of Kyoto at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. My Kyoto tour is very flexible. I will take you to any places that you would like to visit. My car is a people carrier Honda Odyssey which can carry 6 passengers maximum. No smoking car. I receive only English guiding fee. No extra charge for carfare. I'm available from 8:00 to 22:00. Please let me know the places which you want to visit.
This tour is very convenient especially for tourists with limited time. I can efficiently take you to as many places as possible by car.


In this case for 6 adult clients

Kyoto tour: 8 hours(8:00-16:00)

A Kyoto hotel: 8:00 Pickup

Arashiyama Tenryu-ji Temle: 8:30-9:10 Admission 500*6=3, 000 yen, Parking 1, 000 yen

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: 9:10-9:40 Admission free

Arashiyama area: 9:40-10:00

Golden Pavilion: 10:25 -11:05 Admission 400*6=2, 400 yen, Parking 300 yen

Nijo Castle: 11:20-12:00 Admission 600*6=3, 600 yen, Parking 800 yen↓
Nishiki Market: 12:10-12:40 Parking 1, 000 yen

Lunch for you and me: 12:40-13:40 About 1, 500*7=10, 500 yen↓
Kiyomizu-dera: 13:40-14:40 Admission 400*6=2, 400 yen, Parking 1, 000 yen

Fushimi-inari: 15:00-15:40 Admission free, Parking free

A Kyoto Hotel: 16:00 Drop-off

The initial cost is 32, 000yen and the estimated additional cost is 26, 000 yen.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto

End location: At your hotel or anywhere

Duration: 8 hours

You have to pay me for extension hours if it happens. 2,000 yen per half hour.


Transportation Method: I use my car people carrier Honda Odyssey 2002 model which can carry maximum 6 adult passengers. I've driven this car 110 thousand km so far.
My car's condition is very good. It's spacious and of course air-conditioned. It's very clean because I clean outside and inside of my car everytime after each tour. I don't drive a rental car. It's my policy.

What’s Included

My services as your Private Tour Guide.
As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare in Japan.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25000 JPY - This is payment for one group(6 people)
Parking fees: about 3,100 yen
Admission fees: about 11,400 yen
Lunch: about 10,500 yen

What’s Extra

Parking fees, expressway fees, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fees for you and me(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)


I drive on my tours. Maximum 6 adult passengers can fit in my car.

A Recent Review of this tour

Mitsuyuki was an excellent guide. He communicated clearly pick up times and organised a day based on places I requested to visit. His driving was excellent and travel by his air conditioned car made the heat of July bearable. He took great care in researching a fantastic restaurant to visit in the Arashiyama area for my 12 year old daughter who is vegetarian. It was off the tourist trail and absolutely delightful. The day was better than I had anticipated. Melissa Nicholson Sydney, Australia
Melissa Nicholson

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