Discover Eastern Kyoto Full Day Private Tour


Shogo K.

4.85(26) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This is a full 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.


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.:)



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.


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

Send off

Ending Point

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

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
  • Click below to tell us what you are looking for:

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)

Important Information

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



Somila S.

Jan 21, 2020

great guided tour

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

Shogo K.

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 D.

Nov 17, 2019

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.

Shogo K.

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 S.

Nov 6, 2019

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.

Shogo K.

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 C.

Nov 1, 2019

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.

Shogo K.

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

$291/ per group

More tours by Shogo K.

Kyoto Full Day Private Tour

9 hours

This is a one-day tour of Kyoto. Kyoto is an ancient capital for over 1,000 years. You will visit Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. All of these places are World Heritage Sites. You will also walk about at Gion area in central Kyoto, where, by chance, you will see a beautiful Maiko/Geiko.

FROM$327/ per group

Himeji Castle & Engyoji Temple Full-Day Private Tour

8 hours

We'll visit three places, rich in Japan's history and culture. Firstly, Himeji Castle designated as Japan's first World Heritage Site in 1993, and ranked 7th as a place to visit in 2019 by NY Times. And Kokoen Japanese Style Garden nearby. Finally, Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, ranked 20th by TripAdviser in 2019 as Japan's representative spiritual heartland. Himeji is one hour away by the Shinkansen from Kyoto.

FROM$291/ per group

Nara and Osaka Full Day Private Tour

8 hours

In this tour we will visit must-see places in Nara and Osaka. Nara was an ancient capital of Japan in the 8th century. We'll visit Todaiji Temple, housing the gigantic Great Statue of Buddha, and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Let's go to a nearby nice sake brewery, if you love sake. Osaka Castle was built in the 16th century. Let's go up to the top of the castle tower. You will feel as if you were a shogun. We also visit bustling Dotombori Downtown Osaka.

FROM$291/ per group

Awesome Osaka Full Day Private Tour

8 hours

This one-day private tour includes must-see tourist spots in Osaka. We will visit Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market plus Dotombori both at downtown Osaka, and Umeda Sky Building. In this tour we will see the present and past of Osaka and its energetic people.

FROM$291/ per group

Popular Tours in Kyoto

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

8 hours

This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past few years. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

FROM$300/ per group
Yoshihisa T.
4.95(97) reviews

6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

6 hours

概要 You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 1000yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying

FROM$195/ per group
Toshiyo O.
4.63(156) reviews

Kyoto One Day Highlights

8 hours

In this tour I will show you the most popular spots in Kyoto in 8 hours. Following is a sample itinerary including 2 temples with beautiful gardens, 1 Shinto shrine and Nishiki Market at the end of the day. Let's wander around Japan's most traditional city!

FROM$296/ per group
Mari N.
4.81(122) reviews

Kaleidoscopic Kyoto w/Award-winning Photographer

6 hours

Ancient Artistic Kyoto Highlights Tour! An award-winning + a magazine-cover photographer & an MBA graduate who majored in tourism & hospitality management at Kyoto U will guide you to iconic places+the off-the-beaten tracks to take fantastic pictures. Knowing the city as a local student for twelve years made me a bonna-fide professional guide in one of the most attractive capitals around the globe.

FROM$728/ per group
Ai A.
4.80(20) reviews