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Discover Eastern Kyoto 1-Day Private Tour

8 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a 1-day private tour of eastern Kyoto.
We will visit must-see places in eastern Kyoto with over 1,200 years of history, such as Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka alleys, Kiyomizudera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Fushimi sake brewery, and Gion area.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Shogo.

  • 09:00 AM

    Your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto Station's Information (2nd floor), or your cruise port


    If your hotel is not in Kyoto, let me meet you at JR Kyoto Station's Information, 2nd floor to save your precious time.

  • 09:30 AM

    Ninen-zaka & Sannen-zaka

    Fancy alleys with traditional local shops and restaurants on both sides.

    Firstly we'll stroll through Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka, which are stone-paved fancy alleys leeding to Kiyomizudera Temple. It is just like strolling through the very Kyoto's traditional streets.

  • 10:10 AM

    Kiyomizudera Temple

    Kyoto's representative temple built in 798, noted for its extended veranda

    Kiyomizudera Temple is characterized by its huge veranda, 13 meters high, from which you will enjoy breathtaking view over Kyoto.

  • 11:30 AM

    Sanjusangendo Temple

    Housing 1,001 Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) with a thousand hands in its 120-meter long main hall

    Sanjusangendo Temple is characterized by its 1,001 Buddhist statues (kannon or the Goddess of Mercy) with 1,000 hands.

  • 12:30 PM

    Fushimi Inari Shrine + lunch

    Famous for its 1,000 plus vermilion shrine gates

    Fushimi Inari Shirine is world famous for its 1,000 vermilion Shrine gates, ranked # 1 as a must-see tourist spot in Japan.

  • 14:30 PM

    Fushimi sake brewery

    Home of Japanese sake along with Nara and Kobe

    Fushimi district is the home of Japanese sake along with Kobe and Nara, with nearly 20 sake breweries. We will explore one of its brewery for a little sake tasting for free, which must be fun. If you don't drink, you'll see Japan's deep sake culture. Anyway, Of course you can try a little of Fushimi's sake.:)

  • 16:00 PM


    Home of Kyoto's maiko/geiko, initially built to accommodate travelers to nearby Yasaka Shrine

    Finally we'll explore Gion. Gion is retaining the good old days of Kyoto. If you are lucky enough, you will see a beautiful Maiko/Geiko (so called Geisha in Tokyo area) on a street.

  • 17:00 PM

    Your hotel or your convenient place in Kyoto, or your cruise port

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto Station's Information, 2nd floor, or your cruise port
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto or or your convenient place in Kyoto, or your cruise port

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 1,500 JPY per person, you and guide), entrance fee (1,000 JPY per person, you only), lunch (you only)


I can also guide you in Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima), 1-day tour. My transportation fees to/from Hiroshima cost about 20,000 JPY, return.

This tour is subject to change due to traffic congestion especially in the tourist season.
We will walk for several hours, about 20,000 steps, on this tour. So sneakers might be recommended. Please check my availability before you ask me in oder to save your precious time.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 26 )
4.8 (26) Reviews
Very Good
somila Somila Australia ( Family )
1 year ago

“ great guided tour ”

many thanks Shogo for your fatastic guided tour in Osaka. We thoroughly enjoyed your company.


Dear Somila, I am so much grateful to your wonderful review. You are so nice a family. Also it's amazing that your family are so intrested in Japanese culture and tried exploring things Japanese, like mochi pounding to the fullest. I do hope you enjoyed staying in Japan. Thanks for everything, Somila. Best regards, Shogo

Tami Tami United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Osaka/Nara/Kyoto Tours ”

If you're looking for a tour guide then look no further! My husband and I had the pleasure of having Shogo as our guide for 2 days. We have booked other guides on Triplelights in the past, and Shogo is one of the best: he's easy going, flexible, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend and would definitely book him again! Thank you Shogo for the photos, and also for going above and beyond on our Kyoto tour. We had a lot of fun, and hoping to see you again in the near future.


Dear Tami, Thank you for your rave review of our tours for two days. You and your husband were so friendly and lovely a couple to me, looking very much like on your "Honeymoon," that I felt as if I were much younger in my thirties with my old close friends. Actually I found tour guiding real rewarding. Thank you Tami for giving me pleasant days. Best regards, Shogo

Patrick Patrick New Zealand ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto & Narra ”

We found Shogo to be very knowledgeable, friendly and he made our day trip special. My son especially enjoyed the Sushi, Deer in Narra and the monkeys in Kyoto.


Dear Patrick, I am so much grateful to your nice review of our Kyoto & Nara 1-day-tour. It's always my great pleasure to guide such a nice family trying to explore things Japanese to the fullest. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the sushi at Arashiyama, Kyoto. Maybe you found some differences between Japan's sushi and Kiwi sushi, because fish for the sushi might be a little different. Since all of your family are sport lovers, I sincerely hope you'll visit Japan again. See you, Patrick. Best regards, Shogo

Dermot Dermot Ireland ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto and Himeji highlights ”

Shogo was our guide for 2 days. He is very good company and his knowledge about all of the sites was interesting. On the trip around Kyoto he took us on local transport including the tram which was a great way to travel around the city. Overall we recommend Shogo as the perfect English speaking guide.


Dear Dermot, Thank you so much for your nice review of our tours. I hope you enjoyed strolling in Kyoto plus Himeji. Also I assume that you had a great time watching Rugby World Cup in Japan. Hopefully you will come back for the next World Cup expected in Japan in future. So again, Go Ireland!!! Best regards, Shogo

Polly Polly United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Thank you! ”

Great experience, Shogo is a lovely and very accommodating guide!


Dear Polly, Thank you very much for your nice feedback of our tour in Himeji, including Himeji Castle, Kokoen Japanese Garden and Shoshazan Engyoji Temple. I sincerely hope that you all have got nice and long-lasting memories from Japan. Of course please keep enjoying Rugby World Cup 2019 to the fullest.!!:) Many thanks to you, Polly and your lovely family. From Shogo

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