Kyoto Highlights! (Half Day Tour)


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



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

Eri is an excellent guide- her tour was very informative and she gave us a good insight into the history and culture of Kyoto. She was charming and her English is excellent! She gave a very good recommendation about where to eat a fabulous dinner. We definitely recommend Eri!
Pippa George

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