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[Basic Course] 1 day tour in Western Kyoto (Kitayama-Arashiyama)

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Kyoto is one of the biggest destination is Japan, filled with traditional atmosphere.

But it's hard to explore the whole city in one day and this tour focuses on the western part called Kitayama and Arashiyama, which has many world heritage cultural sites and natural scenery. Through the tour, you'll feel the beauty of Japanese culture and nature and learn a lot about Kyoto and Japan.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Tokie T.
Tokie T.
4.97 / 5
(37 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

Walk on a ninja floor of Nijo castle with historical art.

See the marvelous Golden Pavilion reflected on a pond.

Have a beautiful mountain scenery of Arashiyama from Togetsukyo bridge.

Walk in Tenryuji Japanese garden registered as World Heritage

Breathe in the fresh bamboo forest

Have a matcha (green tea) and a have a view of Kyoto from Okochi sanso villa

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

hotel pick up area in Kyoto city

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What‘s not included

Transportation fare (you and guide)

(Nijo castle - Golden pavilion : 230 yen

Golden pavilion - Arashiyama 420 yen

Lunch

Entrance fee (Golden Pavilion : 400 yen

Nijo castle : 1200 yen

Tenryuji temple garden: 500 yen

Okochi sanso villa with green tea : 1000 yen )


Tour Important Information

It's a walking tour so please join the tour with walking shoes.

Taxi hire is available with extra charge if requested in advance.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Nigel W.

Nigel W.

5 / 5
May 9, 2024

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With just 4 hours available ahead of transfer to the airport Tokie put together a great itinerary, allowing us to enjoy the delights of Osaka castle and a brief taste of downtown street food, skillfully negotiating queues and providing a great insight into Osaka life Tokie was simply a delight and had great language skills We wish her well over the coming months and would have no hesitation in recommending her to future travellers

Worth Every Penny!!

It was a wonderful tour, got to see the inside of Osaka Castle, got to eat great food at the Dotonbori District, all while having a really engaging conversation with the tour guide (she spoke perfect English to boot)!

Fantastic day with Tokie

Tokie is a very professional tour guide. We booked a private historical and modern Osaka Tour. Tokie responded very quickly and flexible to our wishes. She speaks excellent english and it is a pleasure to talk with her. She gave us a very good impression of life in Osaka. We will come back to Japan, it was the best vacation ever.. Thank you Tokie

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