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Kyoto Arashiyama 5 Hours Tour

Takatoshi T.

4.97(29) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Arashiyama is located in the northwestern area of Kyoto City, , and is a popular area that most people who visit Kyoto for sightseeing go to.

The biggest reason for its popularity is the beautiful scenery that changes expressions with the seasons-spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Meeting Point

KYOTO station or at your hotel in Kyoto.

Tenryuji temple: The first-ranked of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto. Its garden is a fine blend of aristocratic tradition and Zen culture, displaying the beauty of the four seasons.

Bamboo pass : This bamboo pass is very popular among tourists for its tranquil atmosphere in Arashiyama. This pass is often used in commercial photos and TV dramas.

Cemetery:A typical Japanese grave is usually a family grave consisting of a stone monument.

Okochi mountain villa : a garden that highlights all four seasons: cherry blossoms, azaleas, Japanese maple trees, and many pines.

Moon Crossing Bridge: offering incredible views. Cherry blossoms and fall colors draw large crowds, as the scenery is spectacular.

Ending Point

KYOTO station or at your hotel in Kyoto.

What to Expect

ARASHIYAMA area was developed in the Heian period ,9C-11C,when the Japanese imperial family and court nobles began building retreats here to enjoy the quiet, scenic surrounds.

So, history of the medieval period of Japan as well as Zen Buddhism is to be touched during this tour.

On the way to this tour, we can pass through a Japanese cemetery and see the view of life and death of people.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,hotel pick-up in KYOTO city area

What‘s not included

Guide transportation fee:(Nara⇔Kyoto) JPY620x2=JPY1,240

Transportation fee(you and guide) in case of JR line(KYOTO⇔Arashiyama ca.20min) @JPY240x2=JPY480per adult, entrance fee (you and guide in case of necessity), lunch,dinner,

Insurance policy:No insurance.No responsibility for accidents.

Important Information

7days are requested prior to the date of guiding. Overtime fee: 3,000JPY/Hour

Kyoto was the second capital of Japan next to Nara from end of the 8th Century to the 18th Century.

It was the political and cultural center for ore than 1000 years.

Arashiyama is located in the northwestern area of Kyoto City. It takes ca.30min by train.

Admission fee is necessary to enter some places of temples and shrines.(each places: roughly JPY600)

All tour is by walk and suitable wear with shoes are necessary.

The tour spots and attractions may be omitted due to a time pressure , which kindly ask you to understand in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Grace A.

Oct 23, 2019

Nara and Ikaruga

Takatoshi made our trip very memorable! He was kind, patient and knowledgeable. His itinerary was great and we ended the tour trying Japanese tapas style dishes pairing with Sake. I highly recommend him! Thank you very much Takatoshi! :-)

Takatoshi T.

Thank you very much for your kind review. I have also enjoyed the tour with both of you visiting places and having sake at that time. As mentioned, Nara has several cities and places to where you have to visit like Asuka etc. as for the foundation area of Japan. You are always welcome and looking forward to visiting again in Nara.


Debra R.

Oct 10, 2019

Fabulous Kyoto Tour

Takatoshi is a wonderful guide! He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and so ready to share his love for his country and culture. We spent the day touring many sites in Kyoto and learned so much. We toured beautiful gardens and mastered the subway system. He’s totally fluent in English and our day was an enjoyable learning experience. We highly recommend him!

Takatoshi T.

Dear Debra san, Thank you for your nice comment to my tour yesterday. I really appreciate it and have also enjoyed tour time with your member. Hopefully, we will see you again anywhere in this small world. I wish your safely back to your home as well as your and your family's good health and prosperity in future.


Nathalie C.

Oct 7, 2019

Very great guide for discovering a bit of Japan

We spent one day of visit in Kyoto with Takatoshi. He knows a lot about history and the different tips along the road. We had a great English discussion about any topics. We do recommend Takatoshi who also walked with us to a really nice Sake local place. Hope to see you again in Japan

Takatoshi T.

Thank you for your positive review to my tour in Kyoto. It was also nice time for me during the tour. I convince that you have spent great days in Japan , how was in Fukuoka ? Hope you had a nice time at Yakitori restaurant . I wish you and your family's prosperity in future and see you again anyplace in this small globe.

David L.

Aug 23, 2019

Awesome day in Nara!

This was such a great day in Nara. Takatoshi took us all over, showing us the highlights and adding a lot of history and depth at each location. He was able to answer every question we had about the different places with great detail which I really liked. He also knows the city since he lives in the area and was able to take us to cool places that I would never have even known existed. His English proficiency is also one of the best we had in Japan which makes a huge difference. If you are thinking of doing a half day/day in Nara, hire Takatoshi. Seriously, you will not regret it.

Takatoshi T.

Thank you for your positive and kind comment to my Nara tour. I really appreciate having a time with you and your wife on that day, though the temperature was more than 32 degree and high humid . If we could have more time, I would be glad to show you other places, but I will expect your next opportunity among any city in the west Japan. I wish your nice further journey in Japan and your safely back to your home. I have already sent pictures taken by me to you address. Hope you have well received it.

$131/ per group

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