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5 hours Guided tour and memorable Photo shooting in Kyoto


Koichi T.

4.79(19) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

I would like to introduce you Highlights of Kyoto city with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera. I will send you memorable shoots during the tour via TripleLights mail system.


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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Meet at JR Kyoto station or your hotel located in Kyoto

Meet at your hotel located in Kyoto city (Please note that the meeting place of this tour is inside the Kyoto city)

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path

Kyoto Imperial Palace and garden

Local Lunch

Local Geisha town and Gion

Ending Point

Around Gion (flexible)

What to Expect

This tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy Highlights of Kyoto including wide varieties of sites. If there is special seasonal events, I'm glad to suggest you and include it to itinerary.

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path

It is one of the best place to take beautiful picture with red gates, stone lanterns and hidden bamboo path.

Perfect place to take beautiful picture with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera.

Imperial culture

Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the heart of Kyoto city where Japanese Emperors lived for about 500 years.

It is the best place to start the sightseeing of the ancient capital city.

I can also take beautiful picture with maple and other trees


Gion is one of the five flower districts in Kyoto. It is the place where you can feel a scene out of old Japan.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

photo shoots during the tour

What‘s not included

lunch (you and guide: apx. from 1500 to 3500 JPY per person),

transportation fee (you and guide: apx. 1500JPY per person),

entrance fee: around 500-1500 yen per person

Important Information

Kyoto Imperial palace is closed on Monday (on the following day if it falls on a public holiday), the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 – January 4). Any day when Imperial Court functions are scheduled or other unavoidable circumstances occur.

Wearing shoes that are easy to walk in is recommendable.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time


Wolfgang T.

Feb 22, 2020

Perfekt combination

Koichi as a prof photographer has many Hidden views from high interesting spots. Would liked to spend more days in Kyoto with him


Victoria N.

Oct 6, 2019

Great half-day tour in Kyoto

Koichi is punctual and well-attentioned. He carefully creates an itinerary based on clients needs taking into consideration both interests, time spent in transportation and budget. The excursion was pleasant and interesting


Ryan S.

Sep 16, 2019

Excellent one-day tour in Kyoto

Koichi was the guide for my 12 year old son and I for one day in Kyoto (September 2019). Koichi met us at the hotel on time and our day was planned nicely by Koichi to correspond to the specific time we had alloted (not a lot of "down time" and we also were by no means "rushed"). It was a warm day and Koichi worked hard throughout the day to make our day informative, as relaxed as it could be with the temparature, and fun. Koichi is extremely knowledgeable about the history and background of Japan religions, including Buddhism and Shinto and thus was able to articulate some of the key differences in the temples/shrines we visited and how it correlates to history. His knowledge and experience was also helpful in pointing out some of the specific architectual nuances and religious symbols embedded in the architecture. Other: a) Koichi's English was very good and it was easy to communicate with him. He chose a lovely traditional Japanese restaurant for lunch which my son enjoyed. b) Koichi was able to answer all of my questions (and my son's!) and he related well to my son also. c) His pictures are nice and it adds a very nice touch to the tour and a differentiator! If I was to come back to Kyoto again and wanted to experience another tour (different places) I would look to use Koichi again. I would recommend him


Maxim H.

Jul 26, 2019

Relaxed and exciting tour through Kyoto.

Choosing Koichi as guide is definitely a choice I do not regret. He was a very professional guide, delivering all kinds of interesting facts about the visited places and knew good viewing places to experience the shrines and temples in Kyoto in all their glory. And outside of the visits, like during travel or lunch, Koichi is also very easy to talk with. I enjoyed talking to him about various subjects. Having a guide you can feel comfortable while talking with him, made the whole trip very relaxing and pleasent. He is also a great photographer. By taking beautiful pictures, you will always have great memories of that day and all those beautiful shrines and temples. So in short, with Koichi you get a professional, yet very relaxing guide, that really enjoys showing you a part of Kyoto and makes sure, you will remember these memories.

$219/ per group

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