Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour.


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Cantonese (basic), Italian (advanced), Japanese (fluent), Malay (basic)

8-hour guided tour of Kyoto's must-see landmarks

For first-time visitors to Kyoto, this tour is perfect. You can see all of Kyoto's highlights in one day. In this tour, we will use public transportation to access all locations. We will visit the two most important temples in Japan; Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Kiyomizu Temple, both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And world famous Zen garden; Ryoan-ji Temple as well. Moreover, eating local food is one of the pleasures of travelling. I will show you around the Nishiki market which is known as "Kyoto's kitchen".
In Arashiyama area, you will be fascinated by the natural beauty of our Japanese bamboo forest. Let's explore Kyoto together!!


-Pick up at the hotel in Kyoto or meet at JR Kyoto station
-Visit Kiyomizu temple
-Visit Nishiki market (we might have lunch in the market)
-Visit Kinkakuji temple (Golden pavillion)
-Visit Ryoanji temple (Zen garden)
-Visit Arashiyama area and have short walk in bamboo forest
-Tour end at your hotel or nearest station

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: JR Kyoto station or your hotel in Kyoto

End location: We will end this tour at your hotel in Kyoto or nearest station from your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours


We will use public transport - train and walking .
But depends on your request, I can customize the transportation. Please send me a message in advance.

What’s Included

Service as a tour guide, transportation fee and admission fee of attractions for tour guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4500 Japanese Yen - Transportation cost: JPY 1,200 (depends on location to meet up)
Admission charge: JPY 1,300 (depends on locations we visit)
Cafe and Lunch charge: JPY 2,000 (depends on what you eat/drink)

What’s Extra

Personal expenses.


I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Superb. Kyoto has way too much to see so having a guide who is local and understands the places and how to get around in a short period of time is great. We booked the day before it was so easy the staff were so helpful and the website awesome. We had an intimate tour for 2. Keiko knew her stuff and was so accommodating. Great way to see Kyoto.
Steve Zebiv

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