Kyoto Half-day Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Shopping


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Real Charms of Kyoto with a private guide

Let's walk through the most charming area in Kyoto. From Kiyomizu temple, one of the must places for first visitors, through Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka, and Yasaka Shrine, to Gion, the most famous Geisha district in Kyoto.

As you walk along this area, you can feel really Kyoto-like atmosphere, which you can enjoy only by walking.

You can get various kinds of souvenirs from Kyoto in this 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.
If you are not covered by your own travel insurance policy, please let me know as soon as possible.


The starting time, the places to visit and activities are flexible according to your request.

We will meet at Kyoto Station at 9:00 in the morning and visit Kiyomizu-temple. After Kiyomizu, we will walk through Sannenzaka, Ishibeikoji(stone wall alley), and reach Gion, the most famous Geish district. Tour ends at 13:00.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Kyoto Station

End location: In Gion district, the central part of Kyoto.

Duration: 4 hours


Basically, we use public transportation (subway or bus) and walking.
If you'd like to, we take a taxi to Kiyomizu temple and walk down to Gion area.

What’s Included

My services as a professional local guide.
My transportaion.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 JPY - about 1000JPY/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.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
Admission fees and public transportation or taxi fees.


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

A Recent Review of this tour

Our half day tour of Gion was stunning in the company of Tomoko in every way. She was very informative in the history of sites we visited and along the way we were shown speciality shops which are only in Kyoto and offer various food items, also shops specialising in Japanese decorative articles for the home. We finished off by going to a typical Kyoto restaurant (Japanese pizza)!! We will definitely recommend her.
Ali Jafarian

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