Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

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) 52, 500 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
↓ Walk
Todai-ji Temple: 15:15-15:55 Admission 500*6=3, 000 yen
↓ Walk
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 52, 500 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. 2,500 yen per half hour.


Complimentary transportation with my private vehicle.
I use my car people carrier Honda Odyssey 2002 model which can carry maximum 6 adult passengers. I've driven this car 160 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

Other: My services as your Private Tour Guide.
Complimentary transportation with my private vehicle.
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

What’s Extra

Other: 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

Very good driver n guide, an of course friendly. Very recommended
Aina Ong

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