Kyoto Half-day Tour


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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

You can visit 1 famous place and a few of "off-the-beaten-path".

For people who have a limited time in Kyoto, or who would like to explore on your own after the tour, I recommend this half-day tour!

As your private tour guide, I can adjust the itinerary to fit your demand if you want. Please tell me your requests when you book this tour or before the booking.

*You can just click "ASK A QUESTION". Or if you have no time, just book this tour, and we can customize it after that.

The pictures are just the sample image of this tour.
There is always a chance of changing the route.
If you have a specific requests, please let me know before the tour.


This is a very flexible tour.
We can discuss and decide the places based on your interests.

If you would like to avoid the crowds of people as much as possible, we should start the tour no later than 8am.

1, Meet at your hotel.

2, Visit 1~2 my favorite temples or gardens.

3, See traditional district.

4, Nishiki food market if time allows.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Please enter the name of your hotel.
I will come to the lobby at the tour star time to meet you.
If it is a big one, I will meet you at the main entrance or nearby the concierge desk.

If you haven't booked a hotel yet, let me know it and you'll message me through ToursByLocals when you make a booking.

If you stay in a house/apartment/condominium, please type the address of it. I will meet you at the outside of the place. Please come to the street at the tour start time. Thank you!

End location: At your convenient location.

Duration: 4 hours


We sometimes use subway/city bus, or taxi.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your knowledgeable and professional local guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY/person - Your Food, drinks, admission fees, and other travel costs.

What’s Extra

Other: Your food, drinks, admission fees, and other travel costs.

I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.

I cannot offer tours to individuals not covered by their 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. If you are not covered by your own travel insurance policy, please let me know as soon as possible.

While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes avoiding major streets and traffic as much as possible.

A Recent Review of this tour

Kenzo was our guide - he was very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and professional. His English was perfect. He gave us an extensive history or background information on many of the sites we saw. I would definitely use his services again, and recommend him for friends or other travelers.
Rick Judt

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