Discover the deep Kyoto Tour - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

115269


Categories

First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must enjoy walking long distances and be able to get in and out of a taxi, train, tram or public bus.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Perfect for people who love the nature and walking - with a private guide


Kyoto has more than 1000 years of history, and this tour is a great way to explore and discover the hidden gems of the western part of city. Going through a bamboo forest which affords an picturesque view of green poles covering an area of 16 square kilometers, listen to the sound the wind makes as it blow through the grove. Climbing up a small hill of Arashiyama park, you will find a a spectacular view of Hozu-kyo Gorge. After having lunch at a local restaurant, let's visit places that are off the beaten path.

This is a full day 8-hour tour which allows a fully guided tour showing you a lot of secret spots of Kyoto.

As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special request.

Itinerary

Itinerary-1:
Meet at your hotel or the entrance of Kyoto Tourist Information Center "Kyo-navi" on the second floor of JR Kyoto station Building in the morning.

Saga Arashiyama station (on foot)

Tenryuji temple

Bamboo forest

Walking through Arashiyama park to the Hozu river

Togetsu bridge and nearby area

Lunch

Otaginenbutsudera temple or Adashino nenbutuji temple

Preserved town area of Saga-Toriimoto

Gioji temple

Walking back to bamboo forest passing by Rakushisha

Nonomiya shrine

JR Saga-Arashiyama station or Keifuku Arashiyama station

Your hotel

Itinerary-2: (For the people who have been to Tenryuji temple and bamboo forest)

Your hotel in Kyoto city

JR Saga-Arashiyama station

Togetsu bridge and nearby area

Walking through Arashiyama park to bamboo forest

Mikami shrine

Jojakkoji temple

Rakushisha

Lunch

Gioji temple

Daikakuji temple

Your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at the lobby of your hotel or the entrance of Kyoto Tourist Information Center "Kyo-navi" on the second floor of JR Kyoto station Building.

End location: We will return to the starting point. Help will be provided in directing or assisting you to your next desired location.

Duration: 8 hours

The tour duration might be affected by the weather or the traffic.

Transportation

We will take a public bus, tram, JR train and also do a long distance walking.

It is sometimes advisable to take a taxi in order to save time. A taxi can take 4 people at maximum. It costs about 800JPY~2,500JPY to go from one place to another.

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private guide. It also includes my transportation and entrance fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4500 JPY - transportation/person: about 1,000 yen
(when using public transportation only)

Admission fee (Tenryuji : 600 yen, Otaginenbutsuji : 300 yen, Gioji temple: 300 yen)

Lunch: 1,000-3,000 yen/person (depenging on your choice)

What’s Extra

Other: Your admission fee
Your travel costs
Lunch for yourself and your guide

[IMPORTANT]
I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.

I cannot offer tours to individuals not covered by their own travel insurance policies. By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury, accident occurring before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one.

Restrictions

I do not have a commercial driver's license, so I cannot drive during tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

My husband and I always hire a private guide from Tours by locals in our numerous travels over the last 3 years but we have not met anyone like Meiko, so earnest and patiently emailing with me after extensive research to make sure the activities and our interests would be included in our customized tour. A perfect guide is resourceful, knowledgeable of the places, anticipates the needs of her client and sensitive to the pace of the client - Meiko is that kind of guide! Shirley
Shirley B.

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