Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children can enjoy this tour as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to walk up and down stairs without elevators.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced)

to the old capital of Japan from the modern city with a licensed guide

I will take you on an around 7 hour walking tour of the city of Kyoto from your hotel in Osaka city, or from the Osaka cruise ship terminal, using the public transportation system like subways, trains or buses.

It's easy to visit Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, when you are in Osaka. Osaka can serve as a hub to Kyoto.

Kinkakuji is known as Golden Pavilion. The pavilion is covered with real gold leaf.
Nijo Castle was a residential palace rather than a military fortress.
The Arashiyama district is popular for bamboo grove. We may visit Tenryuji temple.

However, the itinerary is flexible. Please let me know your preferences.

I love to eat. Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to eat while you're in Kyoto.

Let me arrange a memorable visit.


Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
Nijo Castle
the Arashiyama district (bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple)

The itinerary is flexible. Please let me know if there are places you'd like to visit.

When a facility on the itinerary is closed, other options will be offered.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Osaka city.
** If you're passengers on a cruise ship, I will meet you at the Osaka or Kobe cruise ship terminal.

End location: I'll take you back to the place where we met . But if you'd like to stay at the final destination, I'll tell you how to get back before I leave.
For passengers on a cruise ship, I will see you off at the cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 7 hours

The tour duration might be affected by the weather or the traffic.


This is a moderate walking tour using public transportation, like subways,trains or buses.

What’s Included

my public transportation fares
my meal
Admission is free for guides.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4100 JPY - transportation from Osaka to Kyoto (there and back)approx.1120 yen, depending on your hotel location
** you can use JR pass between Osaka and Kyoto, if you bring it.
Kyoto one day subway pass 600 yen
buses 460 yen
Randen train 420 yen
Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 400 yen
Nijo Castle 600 yen
Tenryuji 500 yen
lunch approx. 1000 yen

**In order to save time, we can take a taxi in stead of a bus.

What’s Extra

1.your transportation fares
2.your admission fees
3.your meal(s),drinks, snacks and your other personal purchases
4.your insurance (you'll pay taxis only when we need to take taxis, or only when you prefer taxis)

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.
While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes avoiding major streets and traffic as much as possible


I'm not a driver. My tour is conducted using public transportation, like buses, subways and trains.

A Recent Review of this tour

Toyoko is a lovely woman and very knowledgeable. She met us at our cruise ship and she showed us many sites and knew the history of them all. She also speaks very good English.
Carol Thon

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