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Your Own Kyoto-Private Full Day Guided Tour with professional tour guide and photographer

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Tour Number

Activity Level

409490


Categories

Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Discover the wide variety of cultures at the ancient capital, Kyoto and enjoy photo shooting experience


Since I'm professional tour guide and photographer,
I'm glad to offer you private guided tour and take you beautiful photo of you at beautiful destinations.

This full-day tour offers you the opportunity to attract with wide varieties of Kyoto's culture as followings.
I will organize your own full day tour according to your requests. (Seasonal events, Maiko show, tea ceremony, Ninja experience).

Heart of the ancient capital
Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the heart of Kyoto city where Japanese Emperors lived for about 500 years. It is the best place to start the sightseeing of the ancient capital city.

Geisha (Maiko and Geiko)
Gion is one of the five flower districts in Kyoto. It is the place where you can feel a scene out of old Japan.

Buddhism and garden
Kyoto has many Buddhism temples and its beautiful gardens.

Shintoism and torii gate
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine famous for its red gates is one of the most popular destinations in Japan.

Itinerary

Following is itinerary suggestion but I can make your own itinerary according with your request. Please feel free to inquire me and mention about your requests.
※Please note that the meeting place and ending place of my tour is Kyoto city.

Meet at your hotel in Kyoto or the entrance of JR Kyoto station
- Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine famous for red gates
I can also show you hidden bamboo forest located in the shrine. It is tranquil and peaceful .

- Kyoto Imperial Palace and park※ or Nijo Castle
It is located next to my graduated university.

- Golden pavilion Kinkakuji temple
- Gion Geisha town

If you have any specific requests about cultural experience or seasonal events instead of the listed places, feel free to ask me in advance.

※Kyoto Imperial palace is closed on Monday

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Mainly use taxi or city bus, subway

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: -Professional guiding
-Photograph (I can take photos of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and then email them to you after the tour).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6000 yen - Lunch: from 2500 yen to 3000 yen per person (In the case of my recommendable local restaurant)
Transportation fee: around 1500 yen per person. (In the cae if we use one day pass for bus and subway)
※If you prefer to use taxi, you can take it according with the access to destinations and weather. Please note that some taxis don't accept credit card.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -Admission fee
- Food and drinks, and other travel costs
- Your own travel insurance
- Cultural experience fee is as following (All experiences need a reservation in advance and they are available in the case if we have enough time):
・Maiko theater (Geisha experience): 6800 yen per person (optional)
・Tea ceremony: 2500 yen per person (optional)
・Ninja experience: 8000 yen per person (optional).

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation during the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fabulous! Good planner and willing to adjust plans. Keeps to schedule and adjusts for shopping and noshing stops. Knowledgeable of sites and history and contexts. Excellent photographer. Strongly recommended!
David Compton

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