Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

27151


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Let me know the ages of your children and I'll adjust the tour for them.

Friendly: No.
You must walk up and down stairs without elevator.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Visit the most popular points in western Kyoto with a private guide


If you have a full day free in Kyoto, why not let me show you around the highlights of the city!
Leaving your hotel at Kyoto around 8:30, we visit Nijyo castle, Golden pavilion, Ryoanji temple, Tenryuji temple, and wander through Bamboo path in Arashiyama district. This tour covers most popular sightseeing points in western Kyoto. From the time frame view point, it covers the culture between 14th to 17th century, during over 1000 years of history of Kyoto as a capital of Japan.
In each season especially spring, early summer, and autumn, you can enjoy scenic views with beautiful foliage at each point. Especially Golden pavilion would never betray your expectation in any season. Also, you can try a little Zen meditation at Ryoanji temple. After enjoying Tenryuji temple garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, we wander through Bamboo path to the scenic site of Arashiyama.
At the conclusion of the tour, I will see you off at your hotel

Itinerary

Model itinerary : Meet at your hotel around 8:30 - Nijyo castle -Golden pavilion-(lunch)- Ryouanji temple -Tenryuji temple-Bamboo path- Arashiyama district - See you off at your hotel around 16:30.

Although above models are recommended, I can customize them according to your schedule. Just let me know your request.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: The lobby of Kyoto Granvia hotel

Duration: 8 hours

The duration of this tour is flexble in any seasons, with the exemption of the special events that take place and may affect us in Kyoto. For example, Kyoto City marathon,or VIP visits with tight security etc.

Transportation

In the basic plan, we will take bus,subway,and train to the nearest stops to the sites, and enjoy walking through the sites. Walking distance will be 9km or 6 miles per tour. If you would like light walking with shorter distance, we will take taxis for moving from site to site. On that occasion, the estimated local cash expense will be increased by about 2,000 yen per person from the original 5,000 yen to 7,000 yen.

What’s Included

Other: The tour price includes my services as your personal tour guide during your trip and management on your schedule. General consultancy on your sightseeing in Japan. My transport expenses, my meals, and my admissions to facilities are also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5500 J.Yen - This is an expense per person. Payments include public transportation fare (bus,subway,and train), admissions for facilities and a lunch (around 1500 J.yen).Please keep it in mind that local restaurants basically do not accept a credit card, but cash only.

What’s Extra

Other: Your transportation, admissions to facilities, and lunch are not included in the tour price. (It is as stipulated per Estimated Local Cash Needed section.) Also, your purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, and snacks are extra.

Restrictions

I have no license for driving a commercial car that carries passengers.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our second day with Ken and we had our 16 year old daughter with us this time. Ken was as impressive on our second day as he was on our first day. He encouraged our daughter with her Japanese that she studies at home and was flexible to accommodate our requests. He is exceptionally knowledgable and polite and made our day extremely memorable. He managed a mix of public transport and taxis to ensure the best use of our time balance with efficient use of funds. He is amazing. Just book him!
Catherine J.

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    427 CAD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    27151


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Let me know the ages of your children and I'll adjust the tour for them.

    Friendly: No.
    You must walk up and down stairs without elevator.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

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