I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara in a day by car in English. 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. Nara was the first capital of Japan from 710 to 784. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on. I'm a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara by car. You can make a tour of Kyoto and Nara at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. My Kyoto and Nara 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.
In this case for 6 people
Kyoto and Nara tour(8:00-18:30) 42, 000 yen
An Osaka Hotel: 8:00 Pick-up
↓Toll: 2, 050 yen
Kinkaku-ji Temple: 9:20-10:00 Admission 400*6=2, 400 yen, Parking 300 yen
Kiyomizu-dera: 10:30-11:30 Admission 400*6=2, 400 yen, Parking 1000 yen
Lunch for you and me(Kiyomizu area) 11:30-12:10 About 1, 500*7=10, 500 yen
Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine: 12:30-13:10 Admission free, Parking free
↓ Toll: 1, 490 yen
Kasuga-taisha: 14:15-14:55 Admission 500*6=3, 000 yen, Parking 1, 000 yen/day
Todai-ji Temple: 15:15-15:55 Admission 500*6=3, 000 yen
Kofuku-ji Temple: 16:15-17:00 Admission 300*6=1, 800 yen
↓ Toll: 1, 540 yen
↓An Osaka Hotel : 18:30 Drop-off
Your initial cost is 42, 000 yen and the estimated additional cost is30, 480 yen.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or anywhere in Osaka
End location: At your hotel or anywhere
Duration: 10 hours 30 min.
You have to pay me for extension hours if it happens. 2,000 yen per half hour.
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
30480 JPY - This is payment for one group(6 people)
Parking fees: about 2,300 yen
Admission fees: about 12,600 yen
Toll fees: 5,080 yen
Lunch: about 10,500 yen
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.
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Very nice gentleman. Good English and very knowledgeable about the sites and history. Great recommendation on the restaurant. Thank you very much!