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1day Kyoto tour (East sight)

Fuhito K.

5.00(6) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, and one of the most popular city to visit in Japan.

On This tour, you will be visiting the major sites in east side of Kyoto city, such as Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousand Torii gate shrine), and Kiyomizu Temple (13m high wooden stage).

We will be using public transportation (busses and trains) for each destination.

Meeting Point

Kyoto station or Your hotel foyer in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousaud Torii gate)

Sake tasting in Fushimi district

Kiyomizu Temple (Big wooden stage 13m above the ground)

Ending Point

Shopping streets near Kiyomizu temple, Kyoto station, or Your hotel foyer in Kyoto

What to Expect

Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Thausand Torii gates.

One of the most photogenic sights in Kyoto is this thausand torii gates lined up in a row.

While we walk through and arround the gates, we will find out the reason why there are so many torii gates and what does it mean.

You may chose to climb up the mountain all the way up, half way up, or just up the entrance where they still have enough gates.

Fushimi district

Sake, the Japanese rice wine, is one of the special offerings to the Shinto deitys.

Good water, good rice and the skill of the brewmaster are indispensabe in order to produce a good sake.

Fushimi is famous for the good quality sake, thanks to the clear spring water, rice and skillful man.

We will visit the sake brewery and have a sip.

Kiyomizu Temple

One of the favorite sights of all Japanese people.

It is famous for its big wide wooden stage built 13m above the ground with out using a single nail.

There is a saying in Japanese which goes, “Jumping off from the stage of Kiyomizu” showing the difficulties to make one’s dicidion.

Today, of course its prohibited to jump off from the stage, but in the past….guess how many people have jumped off and survived? and for what reason ?

We will be seeing how Shintoism ans Buddhism effected the life of Japanese people in the past, and today as we go along these sights.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (for you and me)

Lunch fee (for you)

Entrance fee (for you)

Important Information

If you are Interested in tours in Tokyo and Kyoto, please make your booking at leaset couple days before the acutual tour. Currently, I will be basically available on weekends. My basic guiding area will be around Nagoya, and Kyoto, but I am happy to take your requests if you are interested in something special. I will be happy to guide you around many places, but since I currently live in Nagoya, I might have to ask for an extra charge for transportation or hotel fees for places such as Tokyo, Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Takayama, Osaka, etc Thank you!

Please note that Kiyomizu Temple is now under restoration and the main hall is covered with tarp.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Sure thing! please feel free to contact me if you have any requests.

Where does the tour Starts and end?

You can choose from Tokyo station, Mitsukoshimae station, or somewhere else if you have any requests.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will adjust his schedule and accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.



Tim R.

Jun 17, 2019

A great use of time and a very professional guide.

We were in town for a conference and our sightseeing time was somewhat limited. I am so glad we were able to find Fuhito, as he made the full day packed with some of the best arts, culture, dining, history, and just a great day. Fuhito was able to add tremendous value by sharing the whole story of the many sights we visited. We felt like we were getting the inside scoop as he toured us around.

Fuhito K.

Thank you for choosing me as your guide! I am happy to see that you enjoyed my tour and the atmosphere of Kyoto. I myself also enjoyed going around Kyoto with you and sharing the stories coloring the entire day. I hope now you are more interested about our country and culture, which makes you want to visit again. Looking forward to see you again some day!


Rukan .

May 11, 2019

Awesome experience, great time

Certainly made huge difference in our trip , lots of information Memorable time

Fuhito K.

Thank you for choosing me as your guide! Looking forward to see you again in Japan!


Keiko N.

Mar 29, 2019

Perfect way to spend a day at Kyoto - getting around with Fuhito san

Fuhito san speaks perfect English, and is a very professional, friendly tour guide with a deep knowledge about the area. I highly reccommend to book his time slot if you are planning to spend some time in Kyoto, especially if your visit is for the very first time like us - Even though we contacted him on the day before the arrival, he was able to schedule and manage the perfect sightseeing plan which we truly enjoyed. Thank you so much Fuhito san, we look foward to seeing you by chance again!

Fuhito K.

Thank you for choosing me as your guide! We had a wonderful time exploring around Kyoto together, and I hope you are more interested about my country. I am looking forward to see you again some time. See you again!


Jonas H.

Mar 29, 2019

Interesting and flexible tour

We had a wonderful day with Fuhito. He was very friendly and flexible, he accomplished our wishes any time. He has a great knowledge, we got lots of interesting and special information over the day. We really recommend.

Fuhito K.

Thank you for choosing me as your guide! It was a wonderful day touring around Kyoto. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and have a safe trip home. See you again!

$211/ per group