Let's walk the Philosopher's Path with a private guide
Kyoto's attractions spread across in the city and are mouthful to tell you. Let's enjoy walking the Philosopher's path and walk uphill and go shopping to Kiyomizu Temple.
When you hope less ups-and-downs tour in Kyoto, the Western area is better for you than Eastern area. Please check the Western area as well.
This tour plan starts your hotel in Kyoto city. When you start from your hotel in Osaka, it takes 60-90 minutes longer than it depending your hotel location.
Starts in Kyoto --- 7 hours,
Starts in Osaka --- 7 hours, but skip visiting 1 place of them because of the tour duration.
I can meet you at your hotel lobby (except for Airbnb and Guesthouse).
Please prepare JPY in cash and remove your shoes at entrance when you enter the Japanese buildings.
When you have two days to visit Kyoto, please check the 2-day tour #48830 later.
meet at your hotel lobby in Kyoto.
take a public transportation.
visiting order is changed depending on your hotel location.
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 to 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 the temple, let's replace one from the list.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobby
End location: your hotel lobby
Duration: 7 hours
Tour duration might be affected by the weather, traffic, time of year.
Subway, bus and walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2600 JPY - transportation: about 1500 JPY(depending on your hotel location), 600 JPY (one-day bus pass in Kyoto city)
admission:500 JPY(Silver Pavilion).
*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.
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Hiroko was an amazing guide! She expertly guided us through Kyoto via subway, tram and bus. We loved visiting the Fushimi Inari and Heian Jingu shrines in the Eastern area as well as the Arashiyama bamboo forest and Golden Pavilion, located in the West. On top of that we were treated to a kimono fashion show, which we all enjoyed. We highly recommend Hiroko as your tour guide! Hiroko, our family loved spending the day with you! It was a highlight of our visit and filled us with wonderful memories.