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1-Full Day Private Experience of Kyoto for First Timers

Highlights
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Within 1 day in Kyoto, I can show you the best spots in Kyoto visitors enjoy that others would need at least two days to see. Kyoto is the old capital of Japan, so with this tour you will be able to enjoy the top temples and shrines in Kyoto.

Highlights:

Bamboo forest groove , Fushimi Inari shrine, Kiyomizu-dera temple, old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka, Nijo castle and Kinkaku-ji, Gion area and Geisha spotting streets.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Ahmed  A.
Ahmed A.
4.88 / 5
(32 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Any place inside Kyoto city

09:00 AM

Meeting at the pickup place (Kyoto)

Any place inside Kyoto city ,including your hotel

09:30 AM

Bamboo forest groove in Arashiyama

A district on the western side of Kyoto that is designed as a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. Arashiyama's Sagano Bamboo Forest, or Bamboo Grove, is both locally famous and world-renowned. Visitors can stroll paths lined with endless rows of towering bamboo.

11:00 AM

Kinkaku-ji temple

Also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, built in 1397 as a three-story Zen temple in northern Kyoto. The temple is famous for having its top two floors completely covered in gold leaf and framed by pine trees, with its reflection glistening in a pristine pond. The temple had an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond and is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.


01:30 PM

Nijo castle

A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and one of the most famous spots in Kyoto. The castle functioned as a second home for the Tokugawa shogun who stayed here when he visited Kyoto and was the first shogun of the Edo period (1867-1603). His grandson Imitsu completed the castle palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five-story castle. Nijo castle is a perfect place where passing by the numerous halls and rooms will make you get a feel of the local heritage and political changes that happened in Japanese history.


02:00 PM

Lunch break

Usually I stop in the porta dining in Kyoto station where you can find may different kinds of Japanese food including Ramen, Sushi, Okonomiyaki as well as other kinds of food.

03:30 PM

Fushimi Inari shrine

A 1300-year-old gorgeous shinto shrine and a beautiful piece of Japanese history. This shrine is one of the most iconic sights in Japan and the most visited shrine in Kyoto. The shrine has many great attractions including the 10, 000 vermilion torii gates and foxes’ statues that are great to see and walk through. The walk through the thousand gate (senbon torii) walk offers some spectacular views.


05:00 PM

Kiyomizu-dera temple , old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka around Kiyomizu-dera

A stunning Buddhist temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa waterfall, hence the name “Pure water” temple. The temple is very well known for its 13-meter-high wooden stage, gorgeous statues inside, highest 3 story pagoda and the most iconic views over the Kyoto skyline beside it. The pedestrian only street that leads up to the temple and the area around the temple has a lot of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and snack shops that offer Japanese green tea sweets and traditional food.

05:30 PM

Gion area and Geisha spotting streets

Kyoto city's entertainment district, particularly for the refined performers known as Maiko and Geisha who have enthralled patrons for centuries. Gion is full of handsome, understated townhouses and teahouses, restaurants serving traditional Kyoto cuisine, and venerable temples and shrines.

06:00 PM

Tour finish

We can drop you off in Gion where you can have dinner and spend the rest of your night, or take you back to the hotel.

Ending Point

We can drop you off in Gion where you can have dinner and spend the rest of your night, or take you back to the hotel.

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guide fee, hotel pick-up ( in Kyoto city)

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What‘s not included

Tour itinerary is planned based on hiring a car/ van for 8 hours in Kyoto. Transportation fee (in Kyoto)-Cash to the driver on tour day: Up to 5 passengers: ¥125,000, Up to 7 passengers: ¥145,000, if more than 7 please let me know in advance.

If you want a pickup and drop off at Cruise Ship Port, then you have to pay for the guide time and transportation, and itinerary may change accordingly. Another option is a car arrangement to bring you from the port to Kyoto and back. Please, inquire me for a quote.

Other cash needed:

Kiyomizu-dera entry fees : ¥400 / person

Nijo castle entry fees : ¥1350 / person

Kinkaku-ji entry fees : ¥500 / person

Lunch : ¥1,500 / person

Tour Important Information

Tour itinerary is planned based on hiring a car/ van for 8 hours in Kyoto. Transportation fee (in Kyoto)-Cash to the driver on tour day: Up to 5 passengers: ¥125,000, Up to 7 passengers: ¥145,000, if more than 7 please let me know in advance.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Laura A.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2024

Hiroshima sightseeing tour

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Thank you for helping us!!

Our client gave a good review for Guide Atsushi-san, whom Ahmed provided when he was not available. Even though Ahmed wasn't available, he helped us a lot with our very last-minute request. Thank you so much, Ahmed. I hope we can collaborate again next time.

Fun evening

We met our guys Shu and had a lovely evening walking around and exploring a neighborhood that we had not previously seen. He was fun, knowledgeable and flexible to explore things we wanted to see and do. He even joined us for a dinner and helped us with making reservations for the next day.

Laura Z.

Thanks a lot Lara for your nice words and hope to serve you again in Kyoto

Ahmed - hugely helpful in the face of a big mistake!

I booked a 1-day Kyoto tour with Ahmed for TWELVE people about 3 months before our trip. Awhile later I changed our arrival date to Kyoto, but forgot to update Ahmed. The night before our scheduled tour, he sent me a message making sure we were set for "tomorrow" .. but we weren't scheduled to arrive until the following day! Long story short... Ahmed went to great lengths to solve the problem, rescheduling the driver and then standing-in himself for the original guide (who was unavailable a day later). Overall -- it was FANTASTIC that he was able to solve this with just a day of notice! we had a fun and interesting day with Ahmed, I would definitely recommend.

Joe B.

Thank you so much Joe for your nice words and pleasure to see you were happy with it.

$507/ per group

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