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Discover Kyoto Half-day Private Tour

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Kyoto is well known as an ancient capital of Japan, and attracts many travelers year after year.

It has a lot to offer, however is difficult to choose where to go.


I propose an itinerary to visit the best places of Kyoto where I like.

You will enjoy seeing unique and beautiful sights while visiting historical spots.

Some places are ranked in top 10 attractions of Kyoto.


The itinerary can be customized, so I can take you places you want to go.


I would like you to enjoy your time in Kyoto.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Taka M.
Taka M.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
09:10 AM

Meeting Point

JR Kyoto station

09:10 AM

JR Kyoto station

Let's meet up at JR Kyoto station "Kyoto Tourist Information Center" at 9:10 am.

It is on "North-South Pedestrian Deck", 2nd floor.

09:30 AM

Nishiki Market street

Local food market. Hundreds of ventors are on a narrow street.

Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum (optional)

This is optional. If you are interested, we will go.

An English speaking staff will guide you. They display real Samurai armors and swards. You can throw Shrikens to targets and win a prize if you're good. You can wear Samurai or Ninja costume and take photos later. Museum tour takes about 75 minutes.

10:10 AM

Walking through Gion district and downtown area

There is a beautiful pedestrian street by a small river in Gion district. Best place to take photos.

We will go through the small path called Ponto-cho with many bars and restaurants on both sides. We will go across the Kawaramachi street and Shin-Kyogoku street in downtown area where many locals and tourists come for shopping.

10:30 AM

Yasaka shrine

Headquarters of Yasaka shrines of more than 2000 throughout Japan.

11:00 AM

Kiyomizu-dera temple

One of the top 5 highlights of Kyoto sightseeing. Nice shopping streets attract travelers.

Sanju-sangendo temple (optional)

This is optional. If you are interested, we will go.

This temple is very famous for 1000 golden kannon statues.

01:30 PM

Fushimi Inari Shrine

One of the most popular sites for tourists. Very famous for the long red Torii tunnels. There are many food vendors, sourvenirs, restaurants on streets.

02:30 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

JR Kyoto station, or downtown Kyoto

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

Guide's train fee

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What‘s not included

Your Train tickets about 600yen

Samurai & Ninja Museum ticket 3300yen (optional)

Kiyomizu-dera temple entrance fee 400yen

Souvenirs

Personal expenses

Lunch, drinks, etc.

Taxi fee if we use

Tour Important Information

This is generally a walking tour.


To move from one place to another, we will use trains or a taxi.


Children of all ages can join.

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I am a Ninja tour specialist. I do Ninja tours in Koka city Shiga prefecture, however I can come to JR Kyoto station if you choose "Ninja's Hometown E-Bike Private Tour, from Kyoto station" course.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

T

Theodore D.

5 / 5
Apr 8, 2024

Discover Kyoto Half-day Private Tour

Kyoto
5 hours

Excellent, professional, very knowledgeable - would recommend highly

Taka was punctual, professional, engaging and a very pleasant guide to walk around historic Kyoto with. He is proficient and enthusiastic; explaining in relevant details the sights visited. He was flexible, curtious and attentive. His command of English is excellent.

Theodore D.

Thank you for your nice comments. I enjoyed touring in Kyoto with you. You have great sense of humor and made me laugh all the time. Enjoy the rest of your travel in Japan.

K

Krystle N.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

Discover Kyoto Half-day Private Tour

Kyoto
5 hours

Taka is amazing!

Taka took us to some of the most major and interesting sites around Kyoto, and tailored our tour to what we wanted to do. It was lovely being able to wander around the city soaking up the sights while Taka did the guiding and planning. He was so patient with our young family, taking plenty of breaks for snacks and going at a slower pace for our 4 and 6 year olds. He even helped us catch a taxi at the end of a long day. He was so kind and thoughtful. If we are ever lucky enough to come back to Kyoto, we will definitely take another tour with Taka!

Krystle N.

Thank you very much for your kind words. You are most welcome. Let's go out for a Ninja tour with me someday!

N

Neil G.

5 / 5
Mar 31, 2024

Discover Kyoto Half-day Private Tour

Kyoto
4 hours

Great guide

Taka was really friendly and spoke great english. We saw loads on the tour and he was helpful and informative. Would highly recommend him.

Neil G.

Thank you for your kind words. You and your family were wonderful!

$183/ per group

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