Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English score TOIEC 925 guides you 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 8 hours. if time permitts, I will take you to Nishiki food market after visiting Arashiyama on our way to downtown. I am willing to take you to my favorite Japanese pub "izakaya" at downtown, if you wish as "off duty" tour.
At Kyoto station or at your hotel if located at central area of Kyoto city.
Nijo-jo castle built by Tokugawa shogunate in 1603. It has beautifle garden. UNESCO.
Kinkakuji (golden pavillion) built by Ashikaga shogunate as a villa and guest house in 1397. UNESCO
Ryoanji temple is famous for its mysterious rock garden. You will be amazed at the secret of the garden with my illustrations. Even Queen Elizabeth does not know it. UNESCO
Arashiyama is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Japan. Bamboo Grove is a must to visit.
Tenryuji temple is the top ranking temple at Arashiyama whose north gate of the wonderful garden leads us to Bamboo Grove. UNESCO
At your hotel or any place you prefer during the tour
The guide is Certified National Guide, Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor and entitled Kyoto Toursim Culture Certification 2nd Class (so called Kyoto Kentei with English skill TOEIC 925. You are rest assured with my certified professional guiding.
The guide is so good at illustrations that they explain you to your content . One illustration is better than 1000 words. You will find difference between temple and shrine, maiko and geiko etc. The guide has a tablet with numerous pictures so you will see cherry blossoms if you missed it.
The guest receive followings as gifts:
O-O-O (only one original) card case on the earth is presented as a gift. You can touch the traffic card such as PASMO in the case at the gates.
Japanese food menu finding lists
Guide maps of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara
8 usefle Japanese vocaburaries
Bus map of Kyoto city
guide fee, hotel pick-up central Kyoto area. entrance fee of the guide except for some places, smiles and skill of communication of the guide.
transportation fee of you and guide, taxi if used, lunch, entrance fee. One day bus ticket 600 yen.
entrance fee: Nijo-jo castle 1,000yen, Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 600 yen, Tenryuji temple 500 yen.
All prices are for the adult.
If the guests stay in Osaka, please come to Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station where the tour starts. The tour can end at Arashiyama and the guide will escort you to Hankyu Umeda station, Osaka.
The guests should wear easy walking shoes and have umbrella just in case. If you visit Kyoto in summer, please have hat or cap and beverage to avoid heat injury.
The guests should have travel insurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants do not accept cards. The guide does not cover insurance if anything happened with you.
I am not responsible from any problems caused by your disease and limitation of your foods.
great knowledge and insites
Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji