Charming must -see in north west area of Kyoto city

Day Trip

Mana F.

4.77(44) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

This tour covers 4 must-see sightseeing spot . Firstly, we visit the golden pavilion. We go to Arashiyama. We walk through Tenryuji garden and bamboo forest. In the afternoon, we'll visit Nijo castle. (We enjoy watchinga live demostration of Japanese sweet making"with green tea(Mattucha).

Meeting Point

Kyoto station (at your hotel)

the golden pavillion

Tenryuji and Bamboo forest

Togetsukyo at Arashiyama

Nijo castle

Ending Point

Kyoto station

What to Expect

Visit golden pavillion Kinkakuji. Ride on "Randen "(local train )to Arashiyama. Walk through beautiful garden at Tenryuji and bamboo forest. Visit Nijyo castle.( Nshiji textile center and watch and taste making Japanese sweet with green tea(Mattucha) .

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee. hotel pick-up at Kyoto station area

What‘s not included

transportation fee(you and guide)¥220 (Ran den) ¥600 (one day bus ticket) per person

entrance fee Tenryuji ¥600 per person green tea with Japanese cake 1050¥ per person

JR ¥240 taxi ¥700

(hands tea ceremony ¥2700)

Important Information

We basically use the public transportation , but the bus is not available soon , we take a taxi to save the time.

Live demostration is not available on Wednesday. Kimono Show is not available at Nishiji textile center now

You have to take your shoes off at Nijyo castle.

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


Angela N.

Mar 29, 2023

Fantastic day!

Mana was a fantastic tour guide! Upon our request, she packed in many activities that would have taken us days to accomplish on own own. She was able to whisk us through crowded places, and take us to others that were just as interesting that were more calm. She was very flexible, professional, and kind. I would happily recommended her!

Mana F.

Dear Angela.  I was so surprised that I got your nice review just 30 min after we said goodbye. Your kind words blew away my fatigue, though I was still on the train on my way home. Thanks to your suggestion, I can now make a new tour for people who don’t like crowded areas. I appreciated it and enjoyed my time with you very much. Mana


Carmel K.

Mar 27, 2023

Mana is the best guide

We booked Mana for a day and we were absolutely delighted with her company. She brought us to the best places to visit and eat. We will definitely be booking again. On our next trip. She’s from the area and knows where to get the best food, coffee etc. we couldn’t have asked for a better guide around Kyoto

Mana F.

Dear Carmel. Thank you for giving me 5 Star reviews. We are from the same generation and our sons are of a similar age, so I felt very close to you and enjoyed talking very much. Since you are the first person from Ireland, I wish to visit your country someday as you are nice. Thank you very much Mana


Maria angeles R.

Mar 25, 2023

Excelent tour with a super guide

Mana es una guía estupenda. Lo pasamos genial con ella y nos llevó de una forma rápida y eficiente por muchos lugares interesantes de Kioto. Fue muy generosa y no tuvo problema para alargar el horario previsto. Aunque no habla español, con inglés es perfecto. Además fue muy simpática y con madre utilizó su traductor electrónico y se entendieron muy bien. Muchas gracias Maná!

Mana F.

Dear Maria I was able to understand your wonderful comments in Spanish using the Doraemon gadget. It was a memorable day for me to guide nice Spanish ladies for the first time. I was so happy to help you and envious of you since I don’t have a daughter myself. I hope that you continue your wonderful journey with your mother. Thank you very much Mana


Domenic P.

Mar 16, 2023

Discovering Kyoto

My family's experience with Mana was incredible! Mana was extremely kind and took us to many beautiful and cool places! She taught my kids and I many interesting things! Mana was very friendly, caring and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed our time spent with Mana, discovering Kyoto and all the beautiful things inside it! I highly recommend her! Thank you Mana for a wonderful and memorable day!

Mana F.

Dear Domenic. Thank you for posting a wonderful comment! I was happy to share such a memorable tour with you. It was my first time in three years, so it will be a special memory. I was surprised by how physically strong and energetic you were, as well as how excited you were to explore Japan. I hope your return trip goes well, and I hope you can visit Kyoto again. Mana

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