Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Enjoy Half-day Kyoto Tour personalized according to your interests and preferences.

During this half-day Kyoto tour, you can visit three sites in most cases.
I can plan an itinerary which best fits your preference and interest.

Not only visiting heritage sites such as temples and/or shrines but also cultural experiences such as tea ceremony or sake tasting etc. can be included.


The itinerary can be customized according to your preference and interest.

Sample Itinerary 1 - North-East Kyoto: Nanzenji-temple, Eikando, Philosopher's path, Ginkaku-Ji temple (Silver Pavillion).

Sample Itinerary 2 - South-East Kyoto: Tofukuji-temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Sample Itinerary 3 - North Kyoto: Kinkakuji-temple (Golden Pavillion), Ryoanji-temple, Ninna-Ji temple.

Sample Itinerary 4 - near Kyoto station: Toji-temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Sample Itinerary 5 - Arashiyama: Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo Grove, Okochi-sanso Villa.

Sample Itinerary 6 - Gion walk: Gion District, Yasaka Shrine, Kenninji temple.

Sample Itinerary 7 - Central Kyoto: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijyo Castle.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or public facility (e.g. train station) in Kyoto city

End location: At your hotel or public facility (e.g. train station) in Kyoto city

Duration: 4 hours


Public transport or taxi

What’s Included

Guide fee
Pick-up service
Transportation for the guide from home to your pick-up place.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 Japanese Yen - - Admission to each temple/touristic sites - from 500 JPY to 1,000 JPY per site
- Public transport (bus, subway, train) - around 200-300 JPY for one section
- Taxi - approx. 700 JPY for 1.5km.

Note: The above estimate of local payments do not include food and beverage.

What’s Extra

Transportation fare (public transport or taxi) .
Admission fee for the temples.
Food and beverage.

This tour is not covered by insurance, so please make sure you are under your own insurance.


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Katsuko tailored our tour perfectly to our tastes and personality. Our lunch at a Zen Temple was an additional bonus that just added to a magical day allowing us to immerse ourselves in all that is Kyoto. Arigatō gozaimashita Katsuko
Kathryn Willetts

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