You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 1000yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying
Where you want to start in Kyoto
Arashiyama with bamboo forest and Okochisanso
Kinkakuji or Zen born temple Daitokuji
Toji with highest five storied pagoda
Kiyomizedera with Sannen Zaka and Yasaka shrine
Where you want to finish in Kyoto
You can enjoy the ancient capital of Kyoto. I f you don’t rush around in Kyoto I will take time. If you want to visit as many sights, I will take as many places as possible. PIf you want to experience tea ceremony or Japanese cooking, I will arrange them. This is your special tour
Transportation fee(you and guide)
Entrance fee ( you )
I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka and Shiga.
I live in Kyoto city so my transportation fee is needed if I guide in Nara Osaka and Shiga.
Transportation fees (you and guide). Admission fees to temples (you) lunch drinks are not included.
What an experience, having a native resident from Kyoto for tour guide was the best, not only is she knowledgeable, but answered all our questions and at a great pace. We had an amazing time! Thank you Toshiyo
Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate it. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. Please say hello to two Todd and Lori. Very nice meeting you all. Toshiyo
We had a group of six. She did not slow down to accomodate the pace of our group. Most of her explanations were only to those who kept up. When her time was up, left us at the last location (not even at the exit).
Thank you for the review. I will improve my tour from now on. You mentioned you wanted to visit four separate places, which needed a lot of walking. However it was very hard to organize six seniors. Everyone had different opinions and it was difficult to make everyone happy. Regards. Toshiyo
We got to see the things we wanted to see in Kyoto, but the guide set too fast of a pace for us climbing to the temple. She didn’t even look back to see if we could keep up. She was knowledgeable about the sites we saw, and she was pretty easy to understand. We ended our tour early so I feel we could have set a pace that would have suited us better. We would have understood if we couldn’t see all the things we planned if we had known it required that fast of a pace. She didn’t have suggestions for lunch places, which was a break that we needed.
Hi Thank you for the review. I will improve my tour from now on. I think we stopped and had a break where you ate takoyaki and Inari shushi. We went Kiyomizudera , Sanneizaka, tower of Yasaka Yasaka shrine and chioin temple , kodaiji temple and Fushimi Inari shrine. As you mentioned. And when we reached Kyoto station it’s four, which means temples closing time. I took you without my transportation fare. Regards. Toshiyo
I wish I could write a better review of Toshiyo as she seems to be a good and knowledgeable person. However, although we had contracted her for a 7 hour walking tour of Kyoto, she seemed to be on a constant rush, frequently leaving us behind, skipping lunch and finally dropping us early at a train station where we had to find our own way back to our hotel. Although we did get to see several of the main sights and she provided interesting information about them, it would have been much more pleasant to do it without having to rush all the time,
Dear Ignacio and Ignacio junior I am very sorry to know that you had a rushing feeling all the time. I should have notiiced what you wanted me to do-during the tour. I’m very sorry about that. I hope you still love Japan and people. Regards. Toshiyo