Let's explore an old capital of Japan with a local guide!
Welcome to Kyoto!!! You will see popular landmarks in Kyoto such as Nijo castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Golden Pavilion and Gion. Besides you will see more sites and experience the culture of Kyoto in this full-day tour. Arashiyama, Ryoanji rock garden, Silver Pavilion, the Nishiki market and Inari jinja shrine are some of the options. As your private guide I will arrange the tour itinerary to meet your needs. Feel free to contact me for any inquiry.
I'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto or the central entrance of JR Kyoto station or on the Shinkansen platform.
We will visit the most popular landmarks in Kyoto such as
Nijo Castle: 400-year old castle constructed by a Shogun
Ryoanji Temple: known for its rock garden
Kinkakuji Temple: known as Golden Pavilion
Kiyomizudera Temple: The panoramic view from the stage of the main hall is spectacular
Gion:entertainment quarters where Maiko & Geiko live and work
Inari Taisha shrine : popular for its red gates
Arashiyama area : bamboo forest, a lovely river and mountains
You can choose some of those sites above or I can suggest our itinerary or if you have some specific places to visit, I can include them.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or the main entrance of the JR Kyoto station.
End location: I'll guide you to your hotel or wherever you'd like to go.
Duration: 8 hours
taxis, subways, buses and local trains depending on you.
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from your hotel/my travel costs and my admission fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 yen/person - Your public transport costs, entrance fees, lunch (about 1000yen)and drink.
Your travel costs & admission fees, lunch if you like to have.
If you would like to use public transport, extra costs will be much lower.
Since I do not have a commercial driver's license, I cannot drive during tours.
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We had Chizuko as a guide for our day in Kyoto. She was fantastic and a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable with very good English and a rich knowledge of Japanese shogun history. She was very eager to help and was extremely friendly and made sure all our questions were answered well and requested were met. We had minimal time in Kyoto and she enhanced our tour of Kyoto and left nothing to our imagination. I would recommend anyone coming to Kyoto to have Chizuko be their tour guide. She truly is wonderful