Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: Yes.
You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of a taxi and/or public transit.

Maximum travelers: 8



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at your hotel lobby in Kyoto or the central entrance(Chuo Kaisatuguchi)of JR(Japan Railway) Kyoto station. Or another landmark such as an address or Intersection.

End location: I will guide you to your hotel or where you'd like to go after the tour.

Duration: 5 hours


taxies, subways, local trains and buses depending upon you. A taxi is sometimes recommendable to make effective use of time.

What’s Included

My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from your hotel and go around/my travel costs and admission fees

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.

What’s Extra

your admission fees, travel costs


Since I do not have a commercial driver's license, I cannot drive during tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

We really enjoyed our time with Chizuko. She put together a half day tour that allowed us to see the most important sights in Kyoto in a half day and had great explanations for the history of the area and the sights we visited and how they related to Japanese history, She was enjoyable to be with and had a good sense of humor. I would recommend her tours to anyone visiting this area.
Alan Kwiatek

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