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Best of Kyoto Half Day Private Tour

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Kyoto has a lot to offer, however is difficult to choose where to go.


In my Kyoto tour, I will take you to the Must-see spots of Kyoto in most efficient way. Most places are ranked in top 10 attractions.


You will enjoy seeing unique and beautiful sights, and also the hidden gems of each location. We will stroll the city on foot and by train like locals for the day.


As this is a private tour, if you have any requests to visit other places, I can customize a tour for you.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Taka M.
Taka M.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

JR Kyoto station

- Let's meet up at JR Kyoto station in front of "Kyoto Tourist Information Center" at 9:30 am. It is on "North-South Pedestrian Deck", 2nd floor.

09:50 AM

Gion district and Downtown area

There is a beautiful pedestrian street by a small river in Gion district. Best place to take photos.

We will see many traditional Japanese restaurants where Geisya girls work at night.

We will go through the small path called Ponto-cho with many bars and restaurants on both sides in downtown area.

10:10 AM

Yasaka shrine and Maruyama park

Yasaka shrine is headquarters of more than 2000 Yasaka shrines throughout Japan. Symbolic shrine of Kyoto.

Maruyama park is famous for cherry blossom trees. Beautiful sights in full bloom in spring time.

10:30 AM

Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka shopping streets

Small hilly paths with many nice souvenier shops, ice cream shops, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

10:50 AM

Kiyomizu-dera temple

One of the top 3 highlights of Kyoto sightseeing.

Amazing view from the temple.

Famous for high balconies where no nail was used to construct.

There is a Darkness tour to walk in the complete darkness to reborn if you would like.

12:00 PM

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Very famous for the long red Torii gate tunnels. One of the most popular sites for tourists. There are many food stalls, sourvenir shops, restaurants on streets.

01:00 PM

End of the tour

Sanju-sangendo temple (optional)

This is optional. If you are interested, we will go.

This temple is very famous for 1001 golden Kannon statues.

All of them are national treasures.

The mail hall of this temple is the longest wooden architecture in Japan which gives specutacular view to visitors.

Ending Point

JR Kyoto station, or downtown Kyoto

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

Guide's train fee

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What‘s not included

Your Train tickets about 600yen

Kiyomizu-dera temple entrance fee 500yen

Sanju-sangendo temple entrance fee 600 yen (optional)

Souvenirs

Personal expenses

Lunch, drinks, etc.

Taxi fee if we use

Tour Important Information

This is generally a walking tour.


To move from one place to another, we will use trains or a taxi.


Wheelchair users are not suitable for this tour.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

A unique and charming day!

We had a wonderful time visiting Taka’s hometown - the land of Ninjas! It was lovely to spend time out of the city - the kids loved the bike riding and of course everything to do with ninjas. Thank you so much for your hospitality Taka!

Jacqueline C.

You are most welcome. I am glad your children liked my Ninja tour. You have a beautiful family.

Wonderful tour to introduce us to Kyoto

We were very impressed with our half-day tour with Taka. We were able to see major temples and neighborhoods. Taka is an excellent guide. He was informative and provided context for each site without over loading us with information. I highly recommend this tour.

Susan Z.

It was my pleasure touring with you in Kyoto. You have a lovely family. Enjoy the rest of your time in Japan.

Excellent, professional, very knowledgeable - would recommend highly

Taka was punctual, professional, engaging and a very pleasant guide to walk around historic Kyoto with. He is proficient and enthusiastic; explaining in relevant details the sights visited. He was flexible, curtious and attentive. His command of English is excellent.

Theodore D.

Thank you for your nice comments. I enjoyed touring in Kyoto with you. You have great sense of humor and made me laugh all the time. Enjoy the rest of your travel in Japan.

$124/ per group

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