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Explore Kyoto and Arashiyama in one day trip


Ahmed A.

4.93(14) reviews
Arabic (Native), English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

The tour includes visits to two great locations in Kyoto, the zen golden temple,Kinkakoji temple, and the shogun previous residence place in Kyoto,Nijo castle. After lunch break, we move to the natural area of Arashiyama to explore the Bamboo grove and temples around.

Meeting Point

Any place inside Kyoto city

09:00 Hotel Pick up

10:00 Kinkakoji temple

11:30 Nijo castle

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Arashiyama sightseeing - Arashiyama sightseeing includes bamboo forest, Hozu-gawa river , Togetsu bridge , Tenryu-ji temple garden and Nonomiya shrine

16:15 Back to Kyoto

17: 00 Tour finish

Ending Point

Any place inside Kyoto city

What to Expect

Explore the best two sightseeing places of Kyoto,Nijo castle with the old buildings and paintings , and the golden Kinkako-ji temple,as well as the second most important sightseeing district in Kyoto,Arashiyama where you can enjoy the bamboo forest,Hozu-gawa river , Togetsu bridge , Tenryu-ji temple and Monkeys' park.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up (in Kyoto city)

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you+guide), lunch(you+guide), entrance fee(you+guide)

Cash needed :4,000 Japanese yen / person


One day bus ticket: 600 yen

Nijo castle entry fees : 1000 yen

Kinkakoji temple entry fees : 400 yen

Tenryu-ji temple garden entry fees : 500 yen

Lunch : 1,500 yen

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



Roxana H.

Aug 20, 2019

Tour and Guide are excellent. Best way to see the historic places in Kyoto

The tour is excellent. Ahmed was awesome, He showed us everything and explained very well the history behind it. Great guide for my family with two kids. He is very knowledgeable of the Japanese culture and history. Speak English very well. I will definitely recommend this tour. Thank you , Roxana

Ahmed A.

Dear Roxana, Thanks a lot for your lovely words. I am really proud and happy you were satisfied and enjoyed your tour. Wishing to meet you again here in Kyoto.


Debbie H.

Aug 6, 2019

Great time seeing the highlights of Kyoto

Ahmed was Wonderful! We only had a very short time in Kyoto but wanted to see as much as possible. My husband had a leg injury and has been difficult for him to walk. Ahmed arranged for us to have a taxi all day which picked us up at the hotel. We were able to see the golden temple(only takes cash) Nijojocho-jo castle and Fushimi-Ku Imari Trisha. . Plus a really good lunch. Ahmed is very knowledgeable about Kyoto as he has lived here 5 years. He made the entire trip great! We would highly recommend using him as a guide! -note- have cash for the taxi driver also to credit cards. Japan is a big cash using country.

Ahmed A.

Dear Debbie , Thanks a lot for the nice words and review.It was a great pleasure meeting you and lovely family and had that great tour together. I wish you all the best and I hope to meet you again here on in USA. Best wishes


Rosalie W.

Apr 24, 2019

Day tour of Kyoto

We found Ahmed to be very informative and worked the itinerary to fit in with what we wanted. There were no communication problems whatsoever except that we assumed the tour would finish at the starting point but we obviously did not read his itinerary properly and we had to find our own way back to the station when the tour ended.

Ahmed A.

Dear Rosalie, I was very happy to tour with you and lovely family, and I am glad you enjoyed it. I am deeply sorry for the end up point, I thought you would do it comfortably, If I knew you want me to end it up in the station then I would definitely join you.Anyway thanks a lot again and wishing to see you again in Kyoto. Come in 2020


Gina V.

Mar 27, 2019

A truly special Kyoto experience

Our day tour with Ahmed was fantastic! He is a great English guide and very knowledgeable.He was very patient and accommodating with me( because of my knee injury) He recommended a van rental for the day so that we can see more sights with the minimum walking.We learned so much about the city , sights and its people. Ahmed took great care with explanations of their beliefs and practices .He also recommended nice food spots( and what to eat) afterwards. He further more, made a reservation for us at a restaurant that we wanted to visit the next day . We asked him tips for our Osaka day trip afterwards and he let us know where we could go to see sakura trees in bloom before we left. Ahmed really walked the extra mile. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a truly special Kyoto experience. Thanks Ahmed!

Ahmed A.

Dear Gina, It was a true pleasure for me to tour with you and lovely family. I am very happy I helped you the way you wanted and I wish to see you again in Kyoto. God bless you all

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