Kyoto is a very attractive city even for Japanese people.
It's no exaggeration to say that the essence of Japan is here in Kyoto.
For a person who specializes in history, this city is like a treasure house.
Of course you go around beautiful spots but you also learn a lot about Japanese culture and history.
Walking around Gion in the early evening may be a lot of fun.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
JR Kyoto Station
Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest
Kinkakuji Tempe 金閣寺
JR Kyoto Station
Key words :
Natural beauty, Zen Meditation, Castle, Tea Ceremony, Temple and Shrine, Garden
Arashiyama Tenryuji, Bamboo Forest
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Ryoanji Rock Garden
Byodoin Temple in Uji
You can usually choose four destinations in the list written above.
guide fee, lunch
entrance fees (you, usually 500 - 600 yen), transportation fees during tour (you and guide, about 500 - 1000 yen), guide pickup (2200 yen)
Transportation can be arranged upon request.
But public transportation system in Japan is highly developed and saves moving costs.
However taxi rides are sometimes recommendable.
To hire an individual bus might be one of the options to move around, depending on the size and ages of your group.
This tour starts at the tourist information center of Kyoto Station.
You may choose your favorite destinations or make your custom tour in Kyoto.
Traveling costs about 1000 yen (train and bus) if you use public transportation.
Admission fees :
1500 - 2000 yen
Kyoto is very hot in summer. Please never forget to carry water all the time.
I don’t think we would have appreciated Kyoto without Masaki. He really helped us understand the history and the importance of Kyoto to the rest of Japan. Besides being very informative, he was extremely flexible and caring We were a rough crowd of five different personalities and ages from the United States and he was able to keep our attention and make sure that we got what we needed from the trip. If there was a downside at all, it would be that we spent a lot of time on buses and trains. I don’t know if the transportation we took wasn’t the best option available, But it seems like it would’ve been less wear and tear had we been in a van.
Misaki is a very warm and considerate guide. Most importantly, he provided us with very useful information which greatly enhanced our time with him
I simply can not say enough about Masaki and his skill as a tour guide. Not in a million years would we had been able to see so many beautiful sights in Kyoto without his ability to move us from place to place, purchasing entry tickets without hassle but also knowing the fastest ways in & out plus the timing of our arrivals & exits were spot on. Masaki & Steve had quite a long conversation about the Samari rock garden & breathing that we have continued to reflect upon. We also did some off the beaten path places that I loved but the absolute topper on Masaki’s resume was after the tour when I received 100 photos he took of us in Kyoto with his own camera. And may I say they are not only excellent photos but ones that I will treasure forever. I’m grateful for his touring skills & leading us expertly to the many treasures of Kyoto! We highly recommend Masaki. Kelly & Steve
Hi Kelly, How are you? Is everything going on well? Thank you for sending me a review. Your review encourages me to work hard and continue this job. It is a wonderful thing that you have a good memory in Kyoto. Please visit me again. Next time I take you in the norther part of Kyoto. See you. Masaki
Masaki was Awesome! He really lets us absorb and learn so much culture from our day in Hiroshima and Miyajima. My family really loved our time with Masaki and he was very enjoyable and easy to work with. Thanks Masaki for an enjoyable time!
Hi Trisha, Thank you for a wonderful review. Yes, it was a great day for me, too. I had some first experiences. Relaxed time and leisurely tours made me forget the time passing. Thank you again for sharing precious time with your family. Good luck in Japan!! Masaki