Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are welcome if they are ready to enjoy sightseeing.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Let us make a plan as you like with a private guide

Welcome to Kyoto, Japan!
Kyoto has been a capital of Japan for over 1000 years.
It has a long history and tradition that will make your stay a memorable one.
Shall we visit Heian Shrine to feel the age of court nobles?
Or shall we walk on corridors of the palace building of Nijo Castle like Samurai?A lot of exciting sites are waiting for you.
If you are interested in tradition of Japanese tea, you will also have a chance to taste it.
Please let me know what you are interested in and what kind of places you want to see.
I am glad to help you spend an enjoyable time in Kyoto.


This is a customized tour for you.
You can choose 2 or 3 sites of your interest.
Some of the places suggested are as follows:
*Nijo Castle(Tokugawa Shogun's palace where you can enter and enjoy gorgeous paintings)
*Kinkakuji Temple (golden pavilion)
*Ryoanji Temple (rock garden)
*Heian Shrine(reproducing beautiful courtyard of Heian period)
*Sanju-Sangenndo Temple(a hall enshrining more than 1000 Buddhisit statues)
*Fushimi Inari Shrine (you can enjoy walking under a tunnel of 1000 red torii gates)
*Kimono show in Nishijin

Please let me know if you have special sites in mind.
We can decide how long to stay in one place accroding to your request.
Please note that Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesday in January, July, August and December.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto.

End location: I will take you back to your hotel or I can leave you at the last spot of the tour with information for your next step.

Duration: 5 hours


We basically use public transportation such as subway.
It is sometimes advisable to take a taxi in order to save time.

What’s Included

1.guiding fee
2.transportation for the guide to and from home, and during the tour
3.admission for the guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 JPY - 1500JPY for admission
1200JPY for transportation
1300JPY for food(if applicable)

What’s Extra

1.your transportation
2.your admission
4.your personal expense

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful, jam-packed day with Yoriko. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Kyoto history and what's happening in the city. We did her tour off of a cruise ship which docked late, quite worried that we wouldn't make it to the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) in time, but just made it! Yoriko gave us a fast but detailed tour. She also recommended taking a unplanned tour at a nearby castle which was a great surprise! Also found an amazing hole-in-the-wall restaurant! Best Kyoto day imaginable! Thanks!
Joseph Oliver

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