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6-hour private custom tour


Takaaki Y.

5.00(2) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

On this tour, I will take you to the must-see sites that are probably on your radar. With your limited time that allows you to spend here in Kyoto, I'm certain that having me , the City of Kyoto official tour guide, will make the most of your time and you will find out local insights that you would've missed out on otherwise.

Meeting Point

Agreed location in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, Kyoto station or any other convenient location for a itinerary.

Nijo Castle (the precious remains of a castle that dates back to 17th century.)

KInkakuji-Temple ( the golden temple)

Ryoanji-Temple ( the prominent Zen garden Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ visited in the 70's)

Strolling in Arashiyama area (the famous bamboo grove)

Ending Point

Agreed location in Kyoto City such as your accommodation, Kyoto station or any other convenient location for a itinerary.

What to Expect

-the value of a private tour

Nijo Castle -the precious remains of a castle that dates back to 17th century.

Kinkakuji temple -the magnificent temple covered by a gold leaf.

Ryoanji-Temple-the most important Zen garden in Japan

Arashiyama -over 1,000 year old sight-seeing spots long beloved by Emperor and nobles.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee

my entry fees

What‘s not included

your train/bus/taxi fares

your lunch

my lunch

Important Information

The itinerary on this page is just an example. We can work together and create your own unique itinerary, incorporating hidden gems.

Please arrange your own insurance.

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



Zachary E.

Nov 19, 2019

Thank you very much!

Takaaki was very communicative and open to many requests. He also did an excellent job with the tour!


Karen K.

Aug 14, 2018

Great tour of Kyoto highlights!

We had a terrific 6 hour tour with Takaaki. He was super warm and friendly and very kind and informative. He met us at Kyoto station and then took us to the very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, filling our visit there with informative color. We then all had a nice lunch in a cozy neighborhood restaurant of soba/udon and sushi. After that, he made our son really happy by taking us to the Arashiyama Monkey Park, where we were able to feed apples and peanuts to baby monkeys. Then he took us to Nijo Castle and told us all about its history and unique characteristics. To finish, he brought us to Gion. While it was a super hot day, he kept us hydrated and even helped us find shaved ice. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely recommend him to others.

Takaaki Y.

Thanks, Karen! I enjoyed guiding you and your family around Kyoto. We had a good laugh at the monkey park seeing the evil big monkey snatching food that was meant for a baby monkey :) You all managed the extreme hot weather well. Next time you are around Kyoyo, I will help you explore kyoto deeper!

$251/ per group

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