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A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (East Kyoto) 4h

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This tour is recommended for the first visitors to Kyoto. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many old temples and shrines to visit. In this tour, you can visit two of the most famous and popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and see the wonderful tradition, especially about Buddhist culture.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
4.93 / 5
(105 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel (lobby) (in Kyoto)

Sanjyusangendo Temple

You can see 1001 statues of Buddha in a hall. It's a 'Forest of Buddha'. You will be amazed at the scenery. It is said that you will find the Buddha which resembles you among these statues.

Please be noted that you have to take off your shoes to enter the building.

Please be noted that you cannot take any pictures in this hall. Please imprint the breathtaking view in your memory!

Kiyomizudera Temple

This temple was built on the 13-meter cliff without using any nails in the 8th century. (UNESCO World Cultural Herigate site)

You can enjoy the panoramic view of Kyoto city, shopping and eating on its approach way. (There are many souvenir shops around this temple and you can enjoy shopping. Kiyomizu Pottery is produced in this area and you will find good presents for your family and friends.) How about trying some pieces of 'Yatsuhashi' (specialty sweets of Kyoto area)? You can try some different kinds of 'Yatsuhashi'.

You can also visit waterfall which is famous because the water gives you, 'longevity, love, or study (wisdom)'

This temple is so beautiful with cherry blossoms in spring and colored maple leaves in fall. Please enjoy!!

Jisyu Jinjya Shrine

This shrine is famous as the Shinto shrine for love and many young people like to visit this shrine.

(Jisyu Jinjya Shrine will start its renovation in August 2022 and be closed for public for 3 years.)

Zuigudo

You can hold on to the string of Buddhist rosary beads in the dark hall and feel like to go back to your mother's womb.

(If you don't like, you can omit here.)

Ending Point

Exit of Kiyomizudera Temple (Nio Mon, a Deva gate) , however, I will give you some advice, where to have lunch around the temple, how to go back to your hotel, and so on.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto area

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and your guide)

Entrance fee : Kiyomizudera Temple, 400 Japanese Yen/person

Sanjusangendo Temple, 600 Japanese Yen/person

(Zuigudo, 100 Japanese Yen/person)

Tour Important Information

Kiyomizudera Temple is now being renovated and the main hall is covered.

In Sanjyusangendo Temple, you cannot take pictures. Also, you have to take off your shoes.

Important message from the guide

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If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)

This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are available.


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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Amazing tour of Kyoto

We arranged for our tour guide TOMOE before we left the Uk and the communication with TOMOE was excellent in planning what we wished to see. Meeting her was simple and we could not have wished for a more charming and knowledgeable guide. The day was planned to perfection and certainly made our day in Kyoto one of the high lights of our trip to Japan. I would thoroughly recommend TOMOE to anyone wishing for a guide whilst Japan.

Graham H.

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm happy that you found me, booked me, and visited Kyoto from Osaka Port. You are such nice people, and I enjoyed talking with you so much. I wish I had more time with you. I hope that I can see you again. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Excellent guide with great personality!

I would have like to have Tomoe as our guide for 3 days, but unfortunately she was only available for our first day in Kyoto. We figured out our itinerary based on what I wanted to see in Kyoto, and Tomoe was very flexible in making changes so that I was happy with it. She also gave me a lot of tips about several services available, and places to see without her. Because we had exchanged many messages, I felt that I already knew her, and I really enjoyed her company and her winning personality. Thank you so much, Tomoe, for a great day in Kyoto!

Kelly  J.

Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very sorry that I was not able to be with you for more 2 days, however, I had such a wonderful day with you, a really nice couple, in Kyoto! I miss you so much! Thank you very much for booking me as your guide. TOMOE

Amazing day in Kyoto

Tomoe was excellent in communicating prior to our visit. She was very informative and showed us a lot of things that we wouldn’t have been able to find on our own. She spoke really good English and was very professional. She was kind, friendly and patient. She was also flexible in allowing our teenage girls to stop at multiple souvenir shops and rest time for snacks and sweets. She provided lots of tips on shopping, where to eat and where to go. We started the trip as stranger and ended the trip as friends. We had an amazing time in Kiyomizu Temple, the monkey park and bamboo forest in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. Tomoe navigated us from one destination to the next in the most efficient way. I highly recommend Tomoe as your guide in Kyoto.

Christie L.

Dear Christie, Wow! Thank you sooo much for such a warmhearted review! First, in the morning, I was concerned about if I can see you at JR Kyoto Station in time, however, I was happy to see such a nice family. Thanks to you, I was able to have a really wonderful day! Thank you very much for caring my broken foot all the time. I'm very sorry that I was not able to walk up to the top of Monkey park and share the time with you. I was so happy to be able to see you and share the day with you, such a wonderful family though. Thank you very much for saying that 'We started the trip as stranger and ended the trip as friends'. I alway like and want to be remembered not as 'guide' but as 'TOMOE'. Thank you very much for sending a mail of inquiry and booking me as your guide. I had a really precious meeting! I really hope that I can see you again! TOMOE

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