The perfect option for travellers with time constrains.
Visiting all top attractions in Kyoto in a day is not manageable, but with the right planning and a good pair of shoes it's possible to cover at least some of the "not to be missed" sights that the city has to offer.
This classic itinerary takes you from the jaw dropping views of the Golden Pavilion to the sombre beauty of Ryoanji temple's zen garden, from the enchanting bamboo grove of Arashiyama to the impressive Nijo castle, former residence of the Shogun. Time for a brief lunch before a stroll through the thousands of vermillion Torii gates of Fushimi Inari shrine. If timed correctly, a short train ride will finally take us to the celebrated Gion area just before dusk when Geisha leave their residences to attend one of their evening commitments.
The tour is flexible and can be customized to accommodate travelers' wishes and preferences. Please notify me in advance any special request.
- Golden Pavilion
- Ryoanji zen garden
- Arashiyama bamboo grove
- Nijo Castle
- Fushimi Inari Shrine
This is suggested itinerary and can be adjusted to accommodate travellers' preferences.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or railway station
End location: Your hotel or railway station
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
We will use a combination of walking/bus/subway/train to move between the different sights.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 yen - Admission fees at Kinkakuji (400yen), Ryoanji (500yen), Nijo castle (600yen)
Train/bus and possibly taxi (approx 2500yen)
*Please notice that religious sites and small restaurants do not accept credit cards but cash payments only.
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We had an exceptional day with Luca who was very friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about all the main Kyoto sights . We couldn't have wished for a better look at some of Kyoto's most popular tourist spots . Luca made the day very easy, getting us on and off trains and the subway with ease ! We can't recommend him enough .