Kyoto Highlights Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

34795


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shopping

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children need to be able to walk for 8 hours and be supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Enjoy the charm of Kyoto with a private guide


I willl take you a 8 hour tour of Kyoto. First we will visit the world-famous spot, Kinkakuji Temple or the Golden Pavilion where you see a breathtaking beauty. Then we will visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace where the emperors lived until the late 19th century. You can see the authentic Japanese architecture there. After eating lunch at a local restaurant, we will go to Nijo Castle, 400-year old original castle of shogun. The last place is Gion area. It's famous as a geisha district.

However, this tour is flexible depending on your request. Please let me know your request.

*Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday.
*Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesday in Dec, Jan, Jul and Aug, so we visit another destination.

If you are staying in Osaka instead of in Kyoto, it takes about one hour from your hotel to Kyoto, we have to rearrange the itinerary to complete the tour. Perhaps you will be able to visit three sites.

Itinerary

Kinkakuji Temple(Golden Pavilion) 
Kyoto Imperial Palace
(lunch at a local restaurant)
Nijo Castle
Gion Area

Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday. And Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesday in January, July, August and December. I will rearrange the itinerary at that time.

If you are staying in Osaka instead of in Kyoto, it takes about one hour from your hotel to Kyoto, we have to rearrange the itinerary to complete the tour. Perhaps you will be able to visit three sites.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in Kyoto.

End location: I can end the tour where I met you if you wish. Or if you feel comfortable after 8 hours, I can leave you to explore on your own.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Basically by subway, train, bus, cruising taxi when needed and walking.
But if you like to use only taxi, it's OK.
This tour is changeable.

What’s Included

My service as your private guide. It also includes my transportation to and from the meeting place, food and entrance fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3200 yen/person - admission fee (Kinkakuji 400 yen) Nijo Castle (600 yen)
transportation fee (2200yen) including subway, bus and cruising taxi when needed

What’s Extra

Your transportation fees in total:approximately 2,200 JPY per person including subway, bus and cruising taxi when needed. This price is from JR Kyoto Station. If you start the tour from Osaka, you need extra fee from Osaka, about 1,120 JPY. Generally ticket vending machine doesn't accept credit card, so you need cash.

Entrance fees in total: 1,000 JPY per person including Kinkakuji Temple and Nijo Castle. You need cash to buy tickets at temples and shrines.

Your lunch and souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

I definitely give Setsuko a 5-star rating. My husband and I did an all-day tour of the western side of Kyoto and had a great time. Setsuko is very knowledgeable and friendly and provided many details about the sites we saw. We enjoyed her laid-back approach, which matched ours perfectly. The best part was her insights into Japanese life and culture that naturally flowed from our conversation. She is well-organized and we covered a lot of ground in the time we spent. Highly recommended!
Barbara Watkins

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