Kyoto half-day tour

Masahiko T.

(6) reviews
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

I will introduce the most popular tourists' destinations in Kyoto, such as Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple, Nijo-jo castle. It is a half-day tour (4 hour) and I can customize as you like. Normally we can visit 3 or 4 spots in Kyoto using public transportation (subways, trains, buses etc.). Let's enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto together.


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Nijo-jo Castle

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Ryoan-ji Temple


Ending Point

Anywhere in Kyoto

What to Expect

You can visit 3 or 4 must-see spots in Kyoto in 4 hours (half-day) . Kyoto has a lot of destinations such as temples, shrines, gardens, rivers. I can customize the tour for you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up in Kyoto

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for you and guide (approx. 1,500 yen / person),

Entrance fees for you (usually temple's fee is 400-600 yen / person),

Important Information

You need to take off shoes if you enter the rooms of Nijo-jo castle and Ryoan-ji temple.

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



Mark C.

Nov 6, 2019

Kyoyoo highlights

Enjoyed yhe cirty aspects of the tour but felt we spent a little too much time at the site outside of the city where there was not a lot to see.

Masahiko T.

I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoyed the autumn season in Japan. I am sorry for the time we spent in Arashiyama. The area was very crowded, so we made a detour. Arashiyama is Next time, I will try to make the tour more fruitful. Thank you for attending my tour.


Cynthia B.

Oct 8, 2019

excellent day in Kyoto

Masahiko planned an itinerary based on my requests with some suggestions of his own based on his knowledge and experience. He was very flexible when I wanted to veer off course. Also made an excellent selection for lunch - traditional and very good. His knowledge of the city and off the beaten track areas made the day special. We covered so much of Kyoto in one day thanks to his organization and knowledge of sites and transit system.

Masahiko T.

Thank you for joining the tour in Kyoto. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed having lunch at the Okonomiyaki (Japanese traditional pancake) restaurant. For me, it was a joyful tour from Osaka port to Kyoto traditional tourist's destinations. I hope to see you again sometime in the near future.


Steve R.

Aug 17, 2019

Personalized, Professional and Flexible

I took my 12 year-old grandson to Japan for one week. We spent 3 days in Kyoto (I love Kyoto) with Masahiko. He personalized the tour to fit my grandson's wishes. We went to a Samurai training class, a Manga Museum, practiced writing in Japanese, fed deer in Nara, and learned how to use IC cards! It was 100 degrees everyday, and Masahiko adjusted our tours so that we would not be too stressed out by the heat. Masahiko enhanced the trip immeasurably. And his English comprehension and speaking are excellent.

Masahiko T.

Thank you for attending my tour in Kyoto and Nara. I was very happy to have unique experiences with you. I hope these experiences will become a great memory for your grandson. I look forward to the next chance to see you!


Brad R.

Jun 14, 2019

Great guide

Masahiko was very flexible in setting up my tour as I only had a few hours in Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He also helped me get to my train on time for my flight home. I recommend him him with no reservations.

Masahiko T.

Thank you for attending my short tour in Kyoto. I hope you had a good impression of Kyoto atmosphere. Japan has distinctive feature of each season, so you will be never tired of the scenery. I look forward to seeing you again in Japan.

$227/ per group