The most popular shrine, palace and two temples.

Tour Number

Activity Level

415857


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are always welcomed as they are supervised by a parent.
Let me know your children's age and I can adjust the tour for them.

Friendly: No.
Sometimes no elevator and slope, so you have to walk up and down.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

You want to tickle your mind? This is the answer.


I'll show you several buildings designated as National Treasures and most popular as photogenic site, Fushimi-Inari Shrine.

The imperial palace has gorgeous buildings and fabulous gardens, where you can imagine emperors' life.

Toji Temple was a state-sponsored temple originally built in 796 to guard the city.
It is home to a lot of national treasures, including five buildings such as the five-Story Pagoda, whose height was the limitation of buildings in Kyoto because it is the highest pagoda in Japan, the Kondo (the main temple building), and the Goeido (hall dedicated to the founder of the Buddhist sect), where Kukai resided, Kanch-in Temple (sub-temple), as well as the eight areas with 21 Buddha sculptures, paintings and crafts.

Sanjusangendo was built by the order of the retired Emperor Goshirakawa in 1164.
The main temple building completed in 1266 is the longest wooden structure in Japan.
What are famous there are the orderly lined 1, 001 wooden standing statues of Senju Kannon.

Itinerary

FUSHIMI-INARI Shrine: Fushimi Inari is noted for its remarkable sight of some 10, 000 small torii (shrine gates) that arch over a long path up the hill behind the shrine.

SANJUSANGENDO: the main temple building completed in 1266 is the longest wooden structure in Japan. Several buildings are designated as National Treasures.

The imperial palace: Before moving to Tokyo the Emperors lived in Kyoto for more than 1000 years. Please be a witness of their gorgeous life.

TO-JI Temple: temple itself is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site and buildings are designated as National Treasures

Also please choose one of below two destinations or somewhere you want to visit, close to other destinations.

TOFUKU-JI Temple: the large triple temple gate at the entrance to the precincts, the oldest in Japan, is designated as a National

Sake tasting with Sake sommelier

Finally I'll take you to dinner places either Kyoto JR Station or Gion area

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Lobby of Hotel Granvia Kyoto in JR Kyoto station BLD., or Tourist Information in JR Osaka station BLD.), Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Hotel in Kyoto or Osaka city only. Air B&B is impossible because there is no public space to wait.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Price of half day tours for busy tourists, skipping some destinations.

within 4 hours: JPY33,800

If you're interested in these shorter tours, please let me know and I'll customize your private tour according to your preferences.

Transportation

We will take bus, subway to the nearest stops to the sites, and enjoy walking through the sites.
If you would like to save the time for transportation and your group is less than four people, we can take taxis for moving from site to site because not many buses run on some routes.
Then you can visit traditional streets in Gion Area more leisurely.
The estimated taxi fare is around 5,000JPY per day.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My services as your private tour guide, Jokes and Laughs

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3180 JPY - Bus and train fares:780 JPY ~ 1900 JPY(1-Day Pass for Kyoto Bus and JR train fare from Kyoto or Osaka)
Admission fee:2400JPY (TOJI, SANJUSANGENDO and TOFUKUJI)

Local facilities sometimes do not accept a credit card, but cash only.

If you want to save your transportation time, please use taxis in place of buses.
estimated taxi fares per day: around 5,000JPY

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

No special qualification to drive a car or a bus for tourists. Isurance is not included.

Please check my availability before you ask me in order to save your precious time.

Private tour guide Yoshiro

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