Kyoto 1 Day Tour covering Most Popular Spots

Highlights

Makoto Y.

4.95(59) reviews
Kyoto
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This tour covers the most popular spots in Kyoto with scenic beauty.The spots are selected from Fushimi area, Arashiyama area, and Kitayama area of Kyoto.From the point of scenic beauty, you will see Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo grove, and Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, whereyou can take memorable pictures.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Kyoto station or hotel

Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine: Famous for a thousand torie gates. No.1 popular spots of Japan according to Trip Advisor

Arashiyama Area----Bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple with beautiful garden, and Togetsu-kyo Bridge(Moon-crossing Bridge)

Kinkakuji temple(Golden Pavilion)

Ending Point

Kyoto station

What to Expect

You will visit the major scenic sites in one day effectively.

These three areas are apart from each other, but can be travelled by JR-train and bus in relatively short time.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area

What‘s not included

The entrance fee is about 1000 yen for Kinkakuji temple, and Tenryuji temple.

Transportation fee(you and guide), lunch,

Important Information

-If you have JR rail pass, it can be used and you will save the travel cost.

-We will walk through shrine, temple, and garden, which is quite distance, and walking shoes is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Grace M.

Feb 26, 2020

Excellent guide and interpreter.

I highly recommend Mac as a guide and translator. We spent two days with Mac who very efficiently handled transportation and time schedules for us. After describing what we wanted to see and do in Kyoto, Mac came back with detailed itineraries, explaining what was possible to accomplish within our time frame, and then was flexible with our unexpected schedule changes. Most wonderfully for us, he kindly contacted a second cousin whom I had never met and translated Japanese to English and back again during our meetings. This meant so much for us and was a highlight of our time in Japan. Thank you, Mac!

Makoto Y.

Dear Grace, Thanks so much for the nice review comments. I have not learned Buddhism seriously before but this time I have learned much especially about the human bond,and the importance. I hope that your relationship with your second cousin and her family to be continued in the future including your children. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. I really enjoyed the conversation and visit of Arashiyama with you. Mac

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Martin B.

Nov 12, 2019

A super day guided by Makoto

We really enjoyed our day with Makoto. We would thoroughly recommend him. He was prompt, well prepared, well organised, helpful, friendly, flexible, very knowledgeable and speaks good English. He was also great company. We could not fault him!

Makoto Y.

Dear Martin, Thanks for your nice review comments and I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I have enjoyed very much being with you and guide the spots in Kyoto. There was unexpected surprise at Arashiyama, where autumn festival is being prepared. We could take pictures with many ladies costumed for the festival. That was really surprise to me and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival. Thank you very much for your choosing me of your guide. MAKOTO

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Alan W.

Nov 5, 2019

Koya-San- Historic/beautiful and what Tranquil.

We spent a full day with Makoto (Mac). He got to our hotel for pickup early as we needed to get a very useful KOYA-San Heritage Pass at the station prior to the touring. It was a great way to get the transportation needed as well as discounted entrances to our sites. Good value and definitely saved us money. As far as the tour, we saw what we had wanted to do, lead by a mature, very professional and pleasant guide. He used the time we had efficiently and he got us to every locale in an very timely manner. He knew what the sites and areas had to offer and explained them to us. His command of English was superb and there was never a communication problem. We had a very good traditional lunch near the next site we were to visit and when it came time to leave, we were escorted back to our point of origin which for us was our hotel In Osaka. No reservations in recommending Mac for the Koya-San tour and I’m sure whatever others he leads will be worthwhile too. Thanks for a great day.

Makoto Y.

Dear Alan, I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour, I also enjoyed this famtastic opportunity being with you and enjoyed the conversation, The weather was perfect and autum leaves were turned to be so beautiful. This was the most enjoyable day in Koya toir i have ever done. Thanks for your ni e comments and choosing me of your guide. I hope that you come to visit Japan again. Mac

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Hamish G.

Nov 4, 2019

Excellent tour with Makoto

We spent a day with Mak in Kyoto yesterday visiting Sanjyusansendo Temple, Nijo Castle, Kinkkuji Temple and Fusimi Inari Shrine. Mak is fantastic – friendly and helpful and full of insights. What was I particularly impressed by was that he brought some useful background charts of Japanese history which were very helpful as we visited 800 years of buildings in a day. I would thoroughly recommend Mak to other visitors to Kyoto.

Makoto Y.

Dear Hamish. Thanks for your prompt review and nice comment. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed being with you and the conversation as I have so much good memory in England. This is my "Ikigai" to support the guests from foriegn countries and receive good feed back. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide and we will see again when you bring your family to Japan. Mac Yokoyama

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