the best tour for the first time visitors
This tour covers the major sites in Kyoto. If you have enough time to see Kyoto in detail, This tour will be the best one.
The tour includes a castle, a shrine, a temple, an old cultural site and the nature forest. It covers all the aspects of Kyoto.
Kinkakuji temple known as the golden temple. the most important site
Nijo castle, Samurai castle and you will see inside of the building
Bamboo forest, walking in the forest
Fushimi Inari shrine known as the consecutive TORII gates
Gion : Geisha district
note : The sightseeing spots are dotted apart. Please understand we need time to move from one place to the other by public transportation ( maybe 30 min or more in each time )
Meeting at your hotel or JR Kyoto station, ( in front of bus ticket service next to the bus terminal )
Subway and city bus--
city bus --
subway and the private train line Randen --
walking Bamboo forest ( including stopping by Nonomiya shrine )
Fushimi Inari shrine
The private train line, Keihan---
Gion ( Geisha district )
The tour ends in Gion.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
We use public transportation.
City bus, city subway, Private train lines, and JR
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5500 JPY/person - admission fees - total 1400 yen( Nijo castle 1000 yen+Kinkakuji 400 yen), transportation cost total 1680 yen. plus lunch ( 1000~3000 yen )
I do not have a commercial driver's license. I cannot drive during the tours.
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Tomoko is a very patient and very good guide...she is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited..she paid attention to my pace because I have a hip problem..she made sure we saw everything important and she was flexible when we had to do certain things that were personal....she has a good outlook and very friendly. I will recommend her highly.
Grace Enriqueta Victoria