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Experience the BEST of Kyoto!

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For 8 hours, we will cover the symbolic places of Kyoto city and marvel at its over 1100-year-old history, culture, traditions and food. This trip is perfect for those who want to experience this wonderful former capital of Japan with only a day or two to spare for travelling in the region.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Ana I.
Ana I.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

09:00 AM

Your hotel/Your station

The trip starts with me picking you up.

09:30 AM

Higashiyama District

Let's walk in the historic district of Kyoto. We will stop at Kiyomizudera Temple → Sanenzaka & Ninenzaka slopes→ Nene-no-michi Street→Yasaka Shrine (or Gion Shrine).

11:30 AM

Gion - home of the Geiko (Geisha)

We will take our time to enjoy the Gion area where professional artists and entertainers called geiko (geisha) and the maiko (apprentice geiko) live and work. We will get to know more about this one-of-a-kind profession in the world.

01:00 PM

Lunch break at Nishiki Market & Teramachi Street

It is time for some delicious street food and original souvenirs from Nishiki Market and Teramachi Street! I will guide you based on your preferences to the best shops for lunch and a shopping break before continuing the journey.

02:30 PM

Nijo Castle - Former Imperial Villa

We will enter this UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of Honmaru and Ninomaru palaces and gardens. Our visit will be mainly at Ninomaru - the palace that was the residence of the 1st Edo-period shogun - Tokugawa Ieyasu - during his rare visits to Kyoto. We will have the chance to see his private quarters, office, waiting and audience rooms for the feudal lords.

04:00 PM

Kinkakuji- Temple of the Golden Pavilion

No matter the season, the Golden Pavilion is a symbol of Kyoto. Its breathtaking beauty and wonderful gardens offer visitors the chance to experience and learn about Zen culture.

05:00 PM

End of the tour / At the Golden Pavilion

Ending Point

Kyoto Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide Fee

Hotel Pick-Up

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What‘s not included

Transportation Fee

Entrance Tickets (Kiyomizudera Temple, Nijo Castle, The Golden Pavilion)

Meals (lunch)

Tour Important Information

The entrance at Nijo Castle - Ninomaru Palace requires taking off our shoes.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Marta T.

5 / 5
Apr 15, 2024

Kyoto Tour

Kyoto
2 days

Customized

Amazing tours of Kyoto!

Where do I begin?! Ana is an incredible guide! We spent 1.5 wonderful, inspiring, information-filled days with her in Kyoto and I wish we could have had her with us the rest of our trip. She seems to know everything about everything (truly, there wasn't a single question we asked that she couldn't answer). She's wonderful with kids — she was so kind and patient with our young children, who absolutely adored her (my 7 year old daughter was holding her hand by the end of our first day together). She also advised us well about visiting sites that weren't part of our tour and some of our best family photos of our trip were taken by her. We feel lucky to have met her and we're so grateful to have had her guidance. We highly, highly recommend Ana!

Marta T.

Dear Marta, thank you for the kind review. It was such a treat for me to spend a day and a half with your family! The children were amazing and under your wonderful parental guidance, they were patient and open to trying things during the tour. It was a bittersweet moment to say my goodbyes to everyone and I am so grateful for choosing me to show you Kyoto. I wish you all much health and joyous days ahead️.

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Natalie N.

5 / 5
Apr 12, 2024

Experience the BEST of Kyoto!

Kyoto
8 hours

Exceptional Tour Experience with Ana in Kyoto

Ana is not only a wonderful tour guide, but she is also incredibly flexible. Whether it was accommodating our schedule or adapting the tour to suit our son's needs, she was always ready to adjust and ensure our comfort. Her knowledge of Kyoto is extensive and impressive and she conveys it in a way that is both engaging and enjoyable. Her kindness towards our nine-month-old son was particularly touching. She was patient, engaging, and always considerate of his needs. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!  10/10 would recommend!

Natalie N.

Dear Natalie, thank you all for allowing me to show you Kyoto on a surprisingly hot day. Your son is a champion and I will remember him as my sweetest and most charming guest ever. Much appreciated the warmth of the group and attention to my stories and commentary. Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet everyone. All the best!

S

Sandra N.

5 / 5
Mar 22, 2024

Kyoto Tour - 9-hour tour

Kyoto
9 hours

Customized

Fun and informative tour

Ana know Kyoto well. She showed us all the interesting sights and knew her facts and history. Her tour was well organized and went at our pace. We would highly recommend Ana has a tour guide.

Sandra N.

Dear Sandra, thank you for choosing me to show you Kyoto. The group did exceptionally well in a 9-hour marathon tour, having many interesting commentaries and showing a true desire to learn about Japanese culture, history and cuisine. All of you have been more than generous, thank you!

$240/ per group

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