Let's explore an old capital of Japan with a local guide efficiently!
Welcome to Kyoto. During this amazing half day tour you w ill see popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local guide.
We'll see all of the things you would see on an ordinary tour - they're certainly worthwhile. But I will also show you the special things that make Kyoto great.
As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have.
I'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto or the central entrance of JR Kyoto station, or on the Shinkansen platform.
We will visit the most popular landmarks in Kyoto such as
Nijo Catsle: 400-year old castle constructed by a Shogun
Kinkakuji Temple: known as Golden Pavilion
Kiyomizudera Temple: The panoramic view from the stage of the main hall is spectacular.
Other options are Gion, Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, etc.
You can choose three places from the list above or I can suggest our itnierary or if you have some specific places to visit, we can include them.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
taxies, subways, local trains and buses depending upon you. A taxi is sometimes recommendable to make effective use of time.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 yen/person - your admission fees, public transport costs, snacks and drink(lunch if you like) Besides many gift shops don't accept credit-card payments.
Since I do not have a commercial driver's license, I cannot drive during tours.
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Chizuko is the best guide. We had her guide us in Kyoto 6 years ago and we were happy that we were able to have her guide us again. We were 30 minutes late, but Chizuko was there. She maneuvered us through subways and buses. We had a leisurely walk through Nishiki Market and Gion in the very limited amount of time we had, exactly what we wanted and asked for. Chizuko was very knowledgable and pointed out the few real life geisha we encountered. It was fun and exciting. Just wish we had more time!