temples of the World Heritage Sites and Arashiyama with a private guide
Kyoto has too many attractive places to see as the 1000-year-capital to complete your sightseeing in one day. So, I recommend you to use one day in the western part, and other days for other parts.
Kinkakuji Temple - You will see a breathtaking view of the golden pavilion and the garden.
Ryoanji Temple - You will have a peaceful time facing to the world-famous rock garden.
Arashiyama - You will enjoy the beautiful scenery, which was loved by court nobles in old days, especially be amazed at the beautiful bamboo forests.
Arashiyama Monkey Park - there are about 130 Japanese monkeys and each monkey has its name and a family register. They are fed in front of the observation platform. You can feed them!
You can choose where to end the tour in the central area.
I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.
By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour.
The starting time, the places to visit and activities are flexible according to your request.
We visit Kinkakuji-temple and Ryoanji-temple in the morning, move to Arashiyama by tram train. After lunch, we walk through the beautiful bamboo forest, go up to Arashiyama Monkey Park.
Tour ends in the central shopping area, Nishiki Food Market or Gion, geisha district.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, Kyoto station or another convenient place.
End location: At Nishiki Food Market or Shijo Kawaramachi(central shopping area), or your hotel.
Duration: 9 hours
During this tour we will walk and take public transportation or Taxis
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5500 JPY - About 5500JPY/person for your travel cost by public transportaion, admission fees, food and drinks.
If you take a taxi to go to a place to another, it will cost about 600yen ~ 3500yen ( 4 people in a taxi) each time, and it is on you.
I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Tomoko was a wonderful guide, full of information and with an itinerary that was spot on. Also, from a general agenda, she adapted nicely to my particular interests--history and nature. I strongly recommend this itinerary and ESPECIALLY Tomoko