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Kyoto Customized Tour


Tamotsu T.

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

This tour covers a wide variety of places traditional and modern including unique ones like Imperial Mausoleum, Beer and Sake Brewery and “Gakushoku,”University Cafeteria.You can choose some from more than 30 places in 9 categories. I make an itinerary based on your preferences sometimes adding my recommendation.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Choose some from more than 30 places in 9 categories,


Ginkakuji Temple... Zen temple featuring wabi-sabi aethetic beauty, panoramic view of the ground from the top

Kiyomizudera Temple ...Spectacular view of Kyoto City from stage, drinking stream from Otowa Waterfall for good luck and countless souvenir shops on both sides of approach

Kinkakuji Temple ... Main Hall, Golden Pavilion, covered in brilliant gold leaf with a pond in front reflecting inverted image of the hall and mountains in back as borrowed landscape each.

Ryoanji Temple...Rock garden enclosed by earthen walls and verandah and 15 rocks rising up from white sand suggesting mountains in sea, and Japanese garden with path around pond

Kozanji Temple...Four painted scrolls from the Heian Period, the first manga in Japan, view of the Kiyotakigawa River Valley from the balcony and Japan's oldest tea field

Ninnaji Temple...Goten, the former residence of a head priest built in an imperial palace style featuring elegantly painted sliding doors,five-storey Pagoda and entrance gate san-mon guarding the entrance

Tenryuji Temple...Traditional Japanese garden with a central pond surrounded by rocks and pine trees and large painting of Bodhidharma, founder of Zen Buddhism

Toji Temple...Kondo, the temple's main hall and largest building, housing wooden statues, Kodo Hall or lecture hall housing 19 statues arranged according to a mandala with a main statue at the center, surrounded by others and five storey pagoda of 57 meters tall

Enryakuji Temple...Temple's complex, located atop 848m-high Mt.Hiei, is divided into three sections, Tōtō containing the most important building Kompon Chū-dō (Primary Central Hall), Saito housing a sculpture of Historical Buddha and Yokawa 4Km away

Byodoin Temple...A striking example of Buddhist Pure Land (Jodo) architecture together with its garden


Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine...The head of 40,000 Inari Shrines nationwide, famous for 10,000 Trii gates and visited most by foreigners

Kamigamo-jinja Shrine...The Kyoto’s oldest Shinto shrine containing Honden (main shrine) and Gonden (temporary main shrine). Famous for two sand cones to ward off disasters and for a vast open lawn

Shimogamo-jinja Shrine...Complex featuring a striking two-storied gate, an arched bridge, small shrines dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac and a surrounding forest

Ujigami-jinja Shrine...Honden or sanctuary, the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan, characterized by its asymmetrical curved roof to offer shelter for worshippers

Heian jingu Shrine... A partial 5/8 scale replica of the original Imperial Palace from the Heian Period , a big Toriigate of 24m high and a Japanese landscape garden


Nijo Castle...Gorgeous palace consisting of six connected buildings with its interior decorated with wall paintings, carved transoms and metalwork fittings, which shows Shogun’s power over feudal lords, and a Japanese garden

Imperial Palace ...Former emperor's official residence consisting of historic buildings built on large grounds with 1.3kms long and 0.7kms wide

Fushimimomoyama Castle...Replica of the original castle built in the late 16th featuring twin keeps admired from the outside only


Imperial Mausoleum of Emperor Meiji... Circular-shaped mound of 60 meters long and 6.3 meters high for the Emperor who contributed to modern Japan and Spectacular view of Kyoto city


Togetsukyo Bridge...Bridge crossing the Oi River with a beautiful mountain range in the background

Bamboo Grove... One of the world’s most beautiful forests and famous for its natural beauty and distinct rustling sound from the bamboo swaying in the wind

Philosopher’s Walk...Beautiful stone path along the canal offering some pleasant relief from the heat of downtown Kyoto

Kyoto Botanical Gardens...The oldest and most comprehensive public botanical garden in Japan


Kyoto National Museum...One of four top-level national museums focusing on traditional Japanese art

Kyoto Railway Museum...One of Japan's three great railway museums covering the history of railways from steam locomotives to the shinkansen

Lake Biwa Canal Museum...Display of the construction of the seven kilometer long Lake Biwa Canal, comparative to the Suez and Panama Canals

Kyoto International Manga Museum...Massive collection of manga and special exhibitions


Toei Uzumasa Eigamura...Film studio displaying sets for Samurai movies

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama ...Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama ...130 Japanese monkeys which children can get up close to by feeding. Even angry children begin to smile after seeing the animals and playing with them.


Sake and Beer Brewery...Sake and Beer brewing and filling processes


Gakushoku...Buffet style university cafeteria known for a wide variety of foods and good taste

Other places upon your request

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

What to Expect

You can know the followings


Structures, Gardens, Zen, Buddhist Statues and Sect of Buddhism


Structures, Type of Shinto gods, Torii Gates and How to Pray


Shogun's Residence and Structures such as Castle Tower, Walls and Moats, Gates and Guard Towers


Emperor’s Residence and Structures such as Long Walls and Gates, Halls and Gardens


Emperor Meiji's Two-tiered burial mound covered with gravel on top with torii gates and fences in front


Experience of Nature


Precious Tthings and Good Experience


Fun, Recreation, and Relaxation


High Technology


Tasty, Clean and Inexpensive Foods and Drinks Hot and Cold

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide), lunch (about 1500 JPY per person), entrance fee (about up to 1000 JPY each, for you and guide)

Important Information

Available every day other than Sundays

•We use public transport.

•Walking shoes are recommended

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We use public transportation, the cost will be approx. 1,000 yen per person

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