Kyoto Highlights! (Half Day Tour)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Explore the Kyoto highlights with the local guide!

During this private tour you can visit 2 or 3 Kyoto Highlights which you should not miss while in Kyoto! and also time permitting, I will show you hidden beauty sites near our visit!

This walking tour takes approximately 4 hours using public transportations and we will walk around 10, 000 steps, strolling through temples and shrines.


As your private guide, I can arrange the itinerary according to your request and interests!
Here are some recommended lists of sites, please choose one from them and consider your tour plan based on it.

A: (East area) Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Gion
B: (West area) Arashiyama (Tenryuji Temple, Bamboo grove)
C: (North area) Golden Pavilion, Rock Garden
D: (Northeast area) Silver Pavilion, Philosopher's path
E: (South area) Fushimi Inari Shrine

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Kyoto

End location: Your hotel in Kyoto or your convenient station,place in Kyoto

Duration: 4 hours


It is a walking tour basically using public transportations. However I will recommend using taxi some points to save energy and time.

What’s Included

Pick-up and drop-off services
Guide fees (including guide's transportation fares, and guide's admission fee)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY - *1,500 JPY/person - Admission fees (about 500JPY for each temple or shrine)
*1,500 JPY/person - Transportation fares
* In case of need, we will take a taxi to save time & energy. 600-2,000 JPY /car , according to the distance

What’s Extra

Your transportation fares
Your admission fees


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation (taxi,a chauffeured car) upon your request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Eris is excellent and this was our second tour with her. Eri continued to add to our learning of Kyoto and Japan. This tour was focussed on the Gion area and Kiyomuzi Temple. Eri's knowledge of history and explanations of the area and traditions of the geisha were very interesting. The Kiyomizu Temple is great - don't be put off that renovations are happening.
Gary Anderson

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