Kyoto private tour for 2 days (East and West areas Kyoto)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Tour covers the must-see modern and historic sites in Kyoto with a private guide

Kyoto's history as the capital of Japan is over 1000 years, so the major sightseeing places are scattered in the city. If you travel Kyoto only for one-day, you'll be realized the limited time makes you very rushy.
I recommend you to join this tour and have a great time for two days.

This tour plan starts your hotel in Kyoto city. When you start from your hotel in Osaka, please understand the situation below.
Starts in Kyoto --- 7 hours each day,
Starts in Osaka --- 7 hours but skip visiting 1 of them each day because of tour duration.
I can meet you at your hotel lobby (except for Airbnb and Guesthouse).

Tour price costs per group, not per person.
"Estimated Local Cost Needed" costs per person, not per group.

Please prepare JPY in cash and to remove your shoes at entrance when you enter the Japanese buildings.


meet at your hotel lobby in Kyoto.
take a public transportation to sightsee.
visiting order is changed depending on your hotel location.

-Western Area-
1. Arashiyama, Togetsukyo Bridge, bamboo forest,
2. Tenryuji Temple(UNESCO) or Monkey Park Iwatayama (option),
3. Golden Pavilion(UNESCO),
4. Ryoanji Temple(UNESCO, rock garden),
including lunch stop.

-Eastern Area-
1. Silver Pavilion(UNESCO),
2. Philosopher's Path,
3. Heian Jingu Shrine,
4. Gion area,
5. Fushimi Inari Shrine,
including lunch stop.
If you wish, I can finish the tour at Gion area to walk and shop around.

Kiyomizudera Temple(UNESCO) is excluded from the list because the renovation construnction started in January 2017 and finish in 2020. The main "wooden veranda" will be covered during the period and travelers walk to the temple for 15 minutes on the slope because it's on the mountain area. If you'd like to see Kiyomizudera temple, let's replace one from the list.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at your hotel lobby

End location: at your hotel lobby

Duration: 2 days

Tour duration might be affected by the weather, traffic, time of year.


subway, bus, tram, train and walking

What’s Included

My services as your personal tour guide for two days. Meals are also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4500 JPY - transportation: 2000 JPY (2-day pass in Kyoto city for bus and subway),
admission: 500 JPY(Silver Pavilion), 600 JPY(Kodaiji Temple), 400 JPY(Golden Pavilion), 500 JPY(Tenryuji Temple),500 JPY(Ryoanji Temple).

What’s Extra

Your personal expenses, such as drink, snack and souvenir.


*Guide-interpreters without special qualification must not drive a car or a bus for tourists.
*The Travel Agency Act prohibits including travel costs (meals, transportation and admission fees) in guide-interpreting fees.
*Insurance is not included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our three days with Hiroko as our guide in Kyoto was like being looked after by a close friend of a relative showing you their home town. Hiroko was wonderful, friendly and very flexible in adjusting the itinerary to our particular interests. She provided a valuable insight into Japan's culture and history. Her time management was impecable, but she often generously provided us with more of her time than was allocated. She has definitely inspired us to want to return to Kyoto.��
Helen Bowring

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